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Lee in Doncaster

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Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« on: 18:52:58, 21/05/17 »
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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #1 on: 20:14:59, 21/05/17 »
I'll take a guess at meadow saxifrage, though hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will either confirm it or correct me.

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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #2 on: 20:18:44, 21/05/17 »
Confirmed  8)
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Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #3 on: 20:19:06, 21/05/17 »
I'll take a guess at meadow saxifrage, though hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will either confirm it or correct me.


I think that might be it, but you never know...it's definitely very common in the Peak District though.
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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #4 on: 23:40:31, 21/05/17 »
Its always useful to see the leaf and form of the plant to help with id, though looks like you got lucky this time with peoples' knowledge. Nice pictures, not sure its a plant I have seen locally.
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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #5 on: 11:07:54, 22/05/17 »
Nice to see Cowslips in your collection, a traditional British wild flower that has been wiped out in many parts of the country, but i have fond memories of established banks of them in the 1950's, sadly they must have succumbed to the rather crude postwar crop spraying techniques and were nowhere to be found by the time I left school.
Recently I walked in the Olympic Park, Stratford, London and there were Cowslips in profusion planted in the new turf there. Sadly the are scattered indiscriminately and do not look like the wild growing of naturally established beds. Again if found a few in mid-wales lonely little bunches but with luck they will grow out if their locations are right.
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Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #6 on: 13:10:55, 22/05/17 »
barewirewalker....they are in many places in the White Peak; they look spectacular growing in banks on the grassy slopes of the limestone dales.
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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #7 on: 14:46:22, 22/05/17 »
I don't suppose there was a lot of call to drench White Peak in MCPA. It helped raise grain yields to 2 ton per acre post war during rationing and the cold war, but it did have a side effect in the arable areas.


Another welcome returnee is the wild strawberry :P
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Re: Wildflower spotting in the Peak District
« Reply #8 on: 18:41:08, 22/05/17 »
Lee


Thanks for the TR and for starting the interesting flower discussion.  I've seen that white flower before and wondered about it and now we know what it is.  Will I be able to remember the name for more than 5 minutes, that's the next question?


As for cowslips, we've seen a few in the Dark Peak last week and masses of them on the North Downs in Kent at the end of April, see http://www.greenlives.org.uk/ndw14.html


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