Woodland wildflowers

30/4/15.  I feel very privileged to have found this very scarce plant so I did some research. Coralroot is a plant which grows in old deciduous woodlands but only in the acid, damp woods of Kent & Sussex and the more calcareous Chiltern beechwoods. It might be confused with Cuckoo Flower/Lady’s Smock. The pale, lilac flowers are on stalks a foot to 18 inches high. Between the leaves & stem are little, purple/brown bulbils.
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On recent walks I have found patches of another spring flower which is easily overlooked – the Moschatel or Townhall Clock/Clocktower Flower or even Good Friday Plant. It grows in damp woodland. The flowers are pale yellow/green in colour and are arranged at right angles like the face of a town clock with a fifth on top facing skywards.

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It really is worthwhile getting a closer look at this delightful flower.



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