The Upper Waveney Valley, 11 & 12 August 2021

An after work pop in to Billingford Common on Wednesday resulted in an easy location of the Large-flowered Hemp Nettle that grows there. Right beside it was some of it's commoner cousin Common Hemp Nettle. LFHN is right up there in the list of my favourite wild flowers.

This morning I had a leisurely and very pleasant walk around Roydon Fen near Diss. Completely unexpectedly I found 5 new plants for me - Hop Sedge, Jointed Rush, Guelder Rose, Marsh Sowthistle and Moth Mullein. The sowthistle and the mullein in particular were very pleasing finds due to their scarcity locally. Bifid Hemp Nettle was also growing in some numbers in shady wet woodland by the path. Wild Angelica and Yellow Loosestrife were also notable.

                                                                                                                     Large-flowered Hemp Nettle
                                                                                                                               Hop Sedge
                                                                                                                                      Jointed Rush
                                                                                                                                    Guelder Rose
                                                                                                                                   Yellow Loosestrife
                                                                                                                                      Wild Angelica
                                                                                                                                   Bifid Hemp Nettle
                                                                                                                                    Marsh Sowthistle
                                                                                                                                 Moth Mullein

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