Friday, 17 April 2009

Seeing the Changes 187

A damp day but the first Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and Common cleavers (Gallium aparine) were in flower in Swansea. Two kinds of yellow crucifer were out, probably Wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris) and Wild radish (Raphanus raphistrum), in Blackpill. In West Cross, Crab apple (Malus sylvestris) was in flower and in Mumbles, there was the first annual stirrings of Red valerian (Centranthus ruber).

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