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Return to the Duver, Wildflower Wednesday – late October 2014

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As some of you know, St Helens Duver is owned by the National Trust, and they have recently completed a brush/undergrowth clearing exercise, opening up some lovely new views from the path that descends to the Duver.  Shame that at the same time they haven’t chopped down the trees threatening to obscure our view!

I took these photos during Monday’s beautiful morning as I knew today it would be grim, and sure enough, there are stair rods coming down as I type.

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On the Duver there is still an occasional new thrift flower to admire,  but the majority have turned to a sea of papery heads.IMG_5209

There are grass seed heads everywhere.  These ones look like South African restio grasses and are much darker thanIMG_5214

Marram grass (Amophila), here together with the Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaena).IMG_5222

There are still plenty of new  chamomile flowers coming to replace the those already faded.IMG_5212

As well as the occasional new Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)IMG_5230

With many thanks to Gail, who hosts Wildflower Wednesday from Clay and Limestone in Tennessee.