30th May, 1959
The grass has now become very tall and overgrown. The bluebells are fruiting and many are hidden in the grass.
All the vegetation is very dry. The stream is completely dried up, and there is a large amount of debris in it. Specimens of the following flowers have been collected today:
Bluebell - Scilla Nonscripta
Earthnut - Conopodium Denudatum
Common Sorrel - Rumex Acetosa
Greater Stitchwort - Stellaria Holostea
Snake Weed - large patch growing - Polygonum Bistorta
Plant names have been revised in the last 50 years.
Bluebell: Hyacinthoides non-sripta
Earthnut (Pignut): Conopodium majus
Common Sorrel: Rumex acetosa (unchanged)
Greater Stitchwort: Stellaria holostea (unchanged)
Snake Weed (Bistort): Persicaria bistorta
All of the above plants are still in Barlow Wood where Mrs Broady found them 50 years ago.
Posted by Dave Bishop, 30th May 2009