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My Hi 5 from Slepe Heath: Bog Pimpernel

An attractive small plant of damp heathland

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Middlebere Farm: Common Mallow

What a lovely flower this is!

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Middlebere Farm: Thyme-leaved Sandwort

Diminutive stars on sandy soils

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Middlebere Farm: Honeysuckle

Flowering strongly in hedgerows now

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Middlebere Farm: Tufted Vetch

Looks good when a lot cluster together in a hedgerow

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Middlebere Farm: Common Ragwort

The farmer's friend!

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Hartland Moor: Lesser Stitchwort

Manages to grow in many dry grassland habitats

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Hartland Moor: Bog Asphodel

Lots of the these lovly golden spikes in the main bog now

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Slepe Heath: Sharp-flowered Rush

It may look boring but I like it!

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Hartland Moor: Round-leaved Sundew

The small white flowers are often over-looked

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Hartland Moor: Common Centuary

These delightful small pink flowers are now widespread along the tramway

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Hartland Moor: Field Rose

More frequent along the tramway than the more common dog rose

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Slepe Heath: Haresfoot Clover

An uncommon species found on dry, acid soils

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Slepe Heath: Yellow Bartsia

A nationally scarce plant but found in good numbers by the gate on the Soldiers Road

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Slepe Heath: Blue Fleabane

Not much from a distance but quite attractive close up

Sunday, 7 July, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Cross-leaved Heath

But the cross-leaved heath is only just beginning to come out.

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Wood Avens

Wood avens are coming to the end of their primary flowering time now

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Foxglove

Arne has a lovely display of foxgloves in June

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Grey Squirrel

This juvenile grey squirrel is included purely becase of its cuteness rating

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Field Forget-me-not

Field forget-me-not yes but these were in the wood!

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Ragged Robin

Now in full flow in damper areas of the common

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Marsh Ragwort

Currently the most frequent ragwort on view but that will change! 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Green Alkanet

The lovely blue flowers of the green alkanet 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Hemlock Water-dropwort

Now beginning to line the river bank 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Sun-spurge

Here comes the sun!

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Russian Comfrey P1020302.JPG

A garden escape but often encountered on disused railways and waste places

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Hedgerow Cranesbill

The lovely blue flowers of this tall geranium that hides away in hedgerows

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Red Valerian

Red valerian has a wonderful capacity to colonise walls and is found here on the old railway bridge 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Hogweed

Hogweed is now becoming the dominant flower of the hedgerows as cow parsley fades 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Meadow Buttercup

The meadows by the River Stour here are golden yellow in May with these buttercups

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Dog-rose

My first of the year and very popular with insects by the look of it.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Ribwort Plantain

Not everyone's favourite but I like it!

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

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