St David’s, Kingsthorpe Mini Fungal Foray

In the meadow next to the golf-course, what is this dear little canary-yellow mushroom, any ideas? LBJ? Looks like sticky desiccated coconut. Myxomycete perhaps? Advertisements

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #49 Common Mallow or Cheeses

Showing just how adaptable plants can be, here is Common Mallow pushing up defiantly by the side of the footpath between Fulford Drive and St David’s. Being trodden on has reduced it in size to only a few inches high – it can grow up to several feet tall in more favourable circumstances, and has […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #41 Red Campion

Having said on the pink campion entry that I hadn’t seen any red campion at Bradlaugh, there is at least one patch, on the very edge near Fulford Drive, as shown in the picture above. The flowers, to me, are not really red, but a dark pink, and they are of two kinds, as they […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #35 Pink Campion

Nestling in the hedgebank among old bramble stems is a pretty pale pink flower with five deeply notched petals. It is clearly the same carnation family of plants as chickweed and mouse-ear, and looks like it might be a hybrid between white campion, which is quite scarce at Bradlaugh Fields (not helped by people picking […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #30 Cocksfoot

Cocks-foot grass, named for a fancied resemblance between the large flower-heads and a chicken’s foot, is an easily identifiable and vigorous plant which can grow into large tussocks reaching up to a metre in height (or 3ft in old money) as shown in the photo here, looking south towards Fulford Drive, with wide leaves well […]