Saturday, 26 March 2016

Yellow Whitlowgrass at Pennard Castle

Last Friday we took advantage of the sunny weather and made the long trip to the Gower Peninsula in South Wales to see the early flowering and very rare Yellow Whitlowgrass. In the British Isles it only grows along a ten mile stretch of the south coast of the Gower between Pwlldu Head in the east and Worms Head in the west. It grows on the limestone sea cliffs often in inaccessible spots but fortunately it also grows on the ruins of Pennard Castle. What an amazing place it is. A beautiful rare plant and a breathtaking view, what more could you ask for!

The view from Pennard Castle over Three Cliffs Bay.

Yellow Whitlowgrass adorns the walls along with Navelwort, Rustyback Fern, Maidenhair Spleenwort and Wall Rue.


Yellow Whitlowgrass - Draba aizoides 

I tried to get a shot with both the flower and part of the view in it and I must say I'm pleased with the result. I was lucky one was flowering in the right spot.

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