Hoary Mullein - Verbascum pulverulentum
An East Anglian specialty often seen along roadsides.
This one was a monster at around 9ft high if the bent over top was upright.
It had collapsed under its own weight because the stem had become fasciated near the top.
In hindsight I should have stood next to it in a photo so its immense size was more obvious.
It looks a bit like a triffid!
This is the faciated top which was so bulky it collapsed.
On a road verge in a village near Bury St. Edmunds we were very lucky to find a couple of very late flowers spikes of Crested Cow-wheat just about hanging on.
Crested Cow-wheat - Melampyrum cristatum
In the unusual surroundings of an industrial estate we saw the rare plant Field Wormwood where it is protected in a small nature reserve. It isn't much to look at though....
Field Wormwood - Artemisia campestris
That certainly can't be said of Maiden Pink though..
Maiden Pink - Dianthus deltoides
Or for that matter the absolutely stunning flower spikes of Sand Lucerne which is a hybrid of Sickle Medick and Alfalfa. I've never seen so many colours in a single flower spike.
Sand Lucerne - Medicago sativa subsp. varia
A few more Breckland plants, some only just hanging on and others in full flower ...
Proliferous Pink - Petrorhagia prolifera
And Spanish Catchfly - Silene otites
White Melilot - Melilotus albus
Not a new plant but looking good in the evening sun.
Eyebright - Euphrasia sp.
Birdsfoot - Ornithopus perpusillus
Smooth Rupturewort - Herniaria glabra
Annual Knawel - Scleranthus annuus
Perennial Knawel - Scleranthus perennis
Spiked Speedwell - Veronica spicata subsp. spicata
On our way up to the North Norfolk Coast we stopped at Foulden Common where we saw...
Large Thyme - Thymus pulegioides
Spiny Restharrow - Ononis spinosa
On the north coast we went to Burnham Overy Dunes to look for the rare Jersey Cudweed, it certainly took some finding but after about three hours searching a massive area with very little to go on we eventually stumbled upon it. On the way out to the dunes we also saw some lovely Larkspur in a variety of colours.
Larkspur - Consolida ajacis
Jersey Cudweed - Gnaphalium luteoalbum
Sea Wormwood - Artemisia maritima
Finally we went along the coast to Beeston Common to see Grass-of-Parnassus. Unfortunately photos were difficult as it was almost dark by the time we got there. I got a couple I liked though.
Grass-of-Parnassus - Parnassia palustris