Bittersweet and Bartsia

Another short walk with TBH. (Children once again tearing lumps out of their Grandparents.) We went to the Wolfhouse Gallery and didn’t find what we were looking for, but the walk was very fine. On the way back we went via Heald Brow.

Hedgerow bittersweet.

We seem to be having a bumper summer for fungi. Near to this specimen were a couple of smaller more orange ones.

I didn’t know what this was when I took the photo. Rather eerily, I’ve just opened one of my flower books on an arbitrary page and found the same plant looking back at me. It’s red bartsia, which Linnaeus named after his friend Dr. Bartoch.

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Bittersweet and Bartsia

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