The above flower is Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) - it's Hertfordshire’s county flower. It can be seen in profusion in April at the Herts and Middlesex Trust’s Church Hill reserve on Therfield Heath, close to Royston.
The plant on the right is Corn Cleavers (Galium tricornutum) - it's one of several nationally rare arable weeds that survive in the unsprayed section of the Broadbalk experiment at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden.
To find out more about botany in Hertfordshire, please go to the Herts Flora Group website, where you will find information on and links to:
- details of field meetings
- the Herts online recording system
- the Heartwood monitoring project
- more contact details
- latest news.
Dr Ian Denholm