I’ve been preparing for the next Urban Herbology walk today so here are several photos and not much chat…
Developing cobweb-spirally Burdock flowers.
The Middenweg Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) continues to grow despite being reported to the council. Apparently it’s not a risk to the public because it is growing in the green strip… It is now wider than my bike, well over 2m tall and (although less than before I pruned it) still overhangs the pavement. I shall snip off the flower heads before the seeds set. A deadly beauty.
Greater Celendine, with seed pods developing well.
Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum), still growing, still flowering – everywhere in the park!
Skullcap (Sculletaria altissima) in the woods. Flowers development very quickly moving up the stalk, sowing be visible for much longer.
The flowers of wild Sage (Salvia officinalis).
On the edge of the rhododendron planted section, I found this shady patch of tasty Pelargonium, Garlic Mustard and also Stinging Nettle and Cleavers, just out of shot.
Lastly, frothy flowers of Hedge Bedstraw.