Exploring the north scarp in spring

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Picture of Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Limes)
Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Limes) showing up due to early leafing. Photo: Dawn Nelson

The first of the smaller half day local meetings was on the north scarp slope of the downs on Tuesday 18 April in glorious sunshine. Highlights were the Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Limes) in leaf and looking wonderfully fresh, Adoxa moschatellina (Town-hall clock) and Lathraea squamaria (Toothwort). But the prize had to go to Nick for spotting a new patch of Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris). 126 species were found including also a new patch of Ranunculus auricomus (Goldilocks Buttercup).

Picture of Lathraea squamaria (Toothwort)
Lathraea squamaria (Toothwort). Photo: Dawn Nelson
Picture of Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Limes)
Among the Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Limes). Photo: Dawn Nelson
Picture of Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris)
Examining Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris). Photo: Dawn Nelson