Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Devil's Dyke, Sussex - 15/07/17

A stunning natural beauty spot in the South downs managed by the National Trust. Here's a snapshot of what I saw there this day.


Betony
Betonica officinalis





Greater Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa


Dwarf Thistle
Cirsium acaule



 Wild Basil
Clinopodium vulgare



 Hemp-agrimony
Eupatorium cannabinum





Common Rockrose
Helianthemum nummularium


 A lovely mix of chalk grassland species



Field Scabious
Knautia arvensis

 Red Bartsia
Odontites vernus



Wild Marjoram
Origanum vulgare



Devil's Dyke view of the South Downs National Park 


The untold back story here was the search for Round-headed Rampion, county flower of Sussex - I didn't find any!

Take care
Dave
@Barbus59

1 comment:

  1. Hi,I love the chalk downs too,just discovered a dry chalk valley nearby called Hutchinson’s bank,lovely plants and butterflies earlier in the year,also love your blog,not too technical,regards Malcolm

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