27th May 2020 – Snippets of Wealth –


Today (27th May 2020) was a check out in Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT).

I decided to check out 3 populations of the Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal) and was caught out just how far on they had got. In the majority of cases the flower was already going over and you could see the small berry forming and starting to bulge from under the petals (see photos).

One of the key species today had to be the rare hypericum montanum (Pale St John's Wort) which we are so fortunate to have one of our populations within Lancelot. It is a species that has been declining over the years, but we do seem to have hit lucky with ours at this spot for today I recorded 32 immature but sustainable plants which is marvellous in fact it will be a increase of 20 plus.  Interestingly a group of 6 which started to fail about 3 years ago have returned.

Also it was great to see Epipactis schmalhauseneii (orchid hybrid) number one has made it this year (so far) which now takes it into its 8th year that I am aware of.  It does look a little bedraggled and dry so I gave it a good drink of water, hopefully this may just help it a little. 

PLEASE COME BACK SOON - LOTS MORE TO BE ADDED WITHIN THE COMING HOURS.........









 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Shows full plant with flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth on 27th May 2020

  Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Shows flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth on 27th May 2020
  Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Shows spent flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth on 27th May 2020
  Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Shows leaf upperside
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth on 27th May 2020

 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Shows leaf underside
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth on 27th May 2020


Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing full plant
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020


Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing single frond
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020

Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing single frond
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020

Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing single frond
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020

Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing sori on underside of frond
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020

Dryopteris dilatata (Broad Buckler Fern)
Showing sori on underside of frond
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) on 27th May 2020


 Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)
Showing the first stages of the berry forming under the spent flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth, 27th May 2020


Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)
Showing the first stages of the berry forming under the spent flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth, 27th May 2020

Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)
Showing the first stages of the berry forming under the spent flower
Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth, 27th May 2020

Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)
Showing the first stages of the berry forming under the spent flower

Photo: Lancelot Clark Storth, 27th May 2020