Kneeling in Folly Bog to look at the plants: 1-Bog Asphodel

We’re a lucky lot, those of us who live in Lightwater and West End, who can enjoy the flora and fauna that inhabits both wet and dry heathland.

On my walks in the local heathland, I often walk down to Folly Bog to look at the plants. It sometimes means kneeling on the ground to inspect the plants, giving me a couple of damp knees.

Last week I was lucky to find a Bog AsphodelNarthecium ossifragum – in three stages of growth, in flower bud, in flower bloom, and in fruit. Here’s the photo, as usual click on image to expand. Seems the plant is widely dispersed in the UK, especially in Cumbrian fells, as Wild Flower Finder shows.

Bog Asphodel in flower Bog Asphodel in fruit

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