The shots above show that most elusive of plants: the Toothwort - saw it yesterday for the first time this year.
Have only ever seen the plant on the Purple walk,a few hundred metres west of the Wren's Well.
Also known as the 'corpse' flower' in rural areas I believe.Well it is parasitic and ghostly white/purple!
Appears for just a few short weeks every year so get on your boots or wellies - there are still puddles about - and go see it before it returns underground.
Parasitic on Poplar,which grows in profusion along this stretch of the walk,Hazel,Willow and occasionally Beech.
Pollinated by Bumble Bees ,a number of which I saw yesterday and failed to capture in a photo.
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