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Solomons-seal: ladder to heaven | Nature Notes from Dorset

Solomons-seal: ladder to heaven | Nature Notes from Dorset

In July and early August the boggy areas of the Purbeck heaths are brightened by the golden yellow of the Bog Asphodel. They bring needed colour to the otherwise drab appearance of this landscape as we await the carpets of purple of the heathers. Bog Aspodel is not uncommon in the right habitats which in Dorset are damp heathland, elsewhere they can be found on the moors of the north country. A member of the Lily family they have star shaped flowers with six points which are arranged in…

In July and early August the boggy areas of the Purbeck heaths are brightened by the golden yellow of the Bog Asphodel. They bring needed colour to the otherwise drab appearance of this landscape as we await the carpets of purple of the heathers. Bog Aspodel is not uncommon in the right habitats which in Dorset are damp heathland, elsewhere they can be found on the moors of the north country. A member of the Lily family they have star shaped flowers with six points which are arranged in…

Mistletoe: give us a kiss | The Nature of Dorset

Mistletoe: give us a kiss | The Nature of Dorset

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Greater Plantain: down trodden but thriving | Nature Notes from Dorset

Greater Plantain: down trodden but thriving | Nature Notes from Dorset

Everblooming Gardenia - Monrovia - Everblooming Gardenia shade tolerant, fragrant blooms, evergreen plantsfordallas.com

Everblooming Gardenia - Monrovia - Everblooming Gardenia shade tolerant, fragrant blooms, evergreen plantsfordallas.com

Many of us struggle with Latin names; they are so much harder to remember than the common names. Specific names are important however and this plant really shows why. This is Lord's and Ladies also known as Wild Arum also known as Cuckoo-pint also known as the Arum Lily but specifically known as Arum maculatum. Local English names can cause so much confusion. The specific name is international, everywhere in the world where this plant occurs it will be specifically known as Arum maculatum.

Many of us struggle with Latin names; they are so much harder to remember than the common names. Specific names are important however and this plant really shows why. This is Lord's and Ladies also known as Wild Arum also known as Cuckoo-pint also known as the Arum Lily but specifically known as Arum maculatum. Local English names can cause so much confusion. The specific name is international, everywhere in the world where this plant occurs it will be specifically known as Arum maculatum.

Parsley-piert: breaking up stones | Nature Notes from Dorset

Parsley-piert: breaking up stones | Nature Notes from Dorset

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