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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring Snowflake...


A couple of weeks back my brother and I went to see the Dorset Spring Snowflakes Leucojum vernum, at one of it's (presumed) native sites. Known from only two sites, the other in Somerset, these particular plants occupy a small, damp wooded area isolated by the surrounding agricultural land. The reason there is some doubt about their origin is the rather grand house and gardens situated half-a-mile away as the crow flies. But that said, the Dorset site is generally thought likely to be the most native population out of the two and the site certainly feels quite isolated as you approach. Whether it is or not, it's certainly beautiful and rare.
Spring Snowflake, Dorset: R. Harris
Spring Snowflake, Dorset: R. Harris
Spring Snowflake, Dorset: R. Harris
Characteristic single flower on each stem

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