More botany on the mean streets of Norwich! 24 June 2022

Having been tipped off about some Flowering Rush that is actually flowering (it often doesn't!) I headed into Norwich on a busy Friday evening to do some chores and also pop in to see it. 

It was right where I expected but difficult to photograph as the river bank there is fenced off. Within a few yards of it was also a small patch of River Water Dropwort. Deciding to have a short walk along the riverbank heading towards the city centre I was surprised to find some naturalised garden escapes growing out of cracks in the pavement along the river wall - Garden Lobelia, Cape-jewels (aka Nemesia) and Passionflower. Best of all however was a plant that I initially thought was a spurge of some sort but actually turns out to be False Thorow-wax. Some people think it may be Thorow-wax so I await adjudication or possibly a return visit to examine the fruits in a few weeks time!

Whilst working in Pulham St Mary earlier in the day I'd also found Lesser Bulrush and Greater Spearwort making it an extremely productive botanical day. Not to mention 2 Turtle Doves on territory in Pulham St Mary too!

                                                                                                                             False Thorow-wax
                                                                                                                                  Flowering Rush
                                                                                                                                  Garden Lobelia
                                                                                                                                    Lesser Bulrush
                                                                                                                                Greater Spearwort

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