Saturday, August 26, 2006

Some plants by the river Line

The pictures above show a few of the plants that grow by the river Line. On the brickwork of the bridge in Whatlington Road I found the lichen Ochrolechia parella (kindly identified by Simon Davey, the Sussex Lichen Recorder).

To the east there are the characteristic trees that line the river, alder and willow. The willows are a form of the crack willow, Salix fragilis, and every time the breeze blows, as in the picture, the leaves ruffle over in a silvery shivering cat's-paw.

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