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fernman

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Re: Flora
« Reply #150 on: 19:46:24, 22/05/17 »
Yes, it is one of the Bedstraws, it is sweet woodruff, Galium odoratum.
Is the soil there a bit alkaline? The plant is not uncommon in woods where I walk in the Chilterns, which are chalky.

DevonDave

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« Reply #151 on: 22:30:34, 22/05/17 »
Thanks for that fernman.  I don't recall seeing it here in Devon before.  The soil where it was growing is definitely not chalky, and I would say that the predominant soil type in the area is actually acidic rather than alkaline, but it certainly appears to be thriving there.


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« Reply #153 on: 17:57:32, 09/08/17 »
Can anyone tell me what this plant is?  It grows in profusion alongside Drake's Trail between Yelverton & Tavistock.  I can't find it in any of my wild flower books so I think it may be a garden escapee.



pleb

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« Reply #154 on: 18:49:14, 09/08/17 »
Chinese honeysuckle?

DevonDave

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« Reply #155 on: 19:05:34, 09/08/17 »
Thanks pleb, but I've just Googled Chinese Honeysuckle and it's definitely not that.  Anyone else got any ideas?

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« Reply #156 on: 20:36:07, 09/08/17 »
No but it grows in a garden down the road! So deffo a garden plant, I have seen it a few times. Thought was ch honeysuckle, dunno where I got that from  :-[

Mel

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« Reply #157 on: 00:11:31, 12/08/17 »
Some type of Fuschia? 
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DevonDave

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« Reply #158 on: 08:35:53, 12/08/17 »
No, I don't think it's a type of Fuschia Mel.  I have come to the conclusion that it's definitely a garden plant though.  Obviously no-one on here is a gardener - probably all too busy out walking!  O0

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« Reply #159 on: 19:04:33, 12/08/17 »
It's Pheasant Berry....or it's also called Himalayan Honeysuckle or Himalayan Nutmeg.  Leycesteria formosa


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Penygadair

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« Reply #160 on: 19:16:38, 12/08/17 »
Spot on. Used to have one on the garden but it died.


Couple growing wild on the Mawddach Trail near Penmaenpool.

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« Reply #161 on: 20:32:48, 12/08/17 »
That's it!  Thanks sunnydale.  O0

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« Reply #162 on: 21:54:14, 12/08/17 »
That's it!  Thanks sunnydale.  O0


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