This appears to be a good year for Hoary Mullein. It was scattered throughout the UEA and surrounding areas with an abundant patch in a field opposite the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
These stunning blue and purple pea-flowers were found in tall herb fen at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Ranworth Reserve (part of the Bure Broads and Marshes NNR). This is a part of the Reserve only accessible by boat and we were very grateful to NWT staff for enabling access
This natural population of Corn Marigold was found on a Farm, along the margins amongst the crop.
We were very pleased to see a couple of patches Field Mouse-ear on a grassy roadside bank alongside Peddars Way during a Norfolk Flora Group wildflower walk from South Pickenham.
This striking variation of Greater Periwinkle was clambering around a roadside verge.
There were large floating mats of this attractive grass growing along the edge of the River Bure above Horstead Mill.
Members celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society at How Hill were treated to a splendid display of Meadow Thistle on our walk across the fen meadow led by Dan Hoare.
We found one plant in flower on some hard core, then proceeded to find about 20 plants in dry grassland nearby. Moving onto another meadow on the other side of the runway, we were delighted to find it in abundance.
This was the most abundant plant in some pingos on Thompson Common. The characteristic orange anthers were clearly visible towards the top of the spike-like panicle, with white anthers below.
We found just one flower hiding in the grass at the side of a path in a damp area near a pingo on Thompson Common.