Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia) is a species of damp woodland, but was found in more open areas here. This plant was a faourite of medieval herbalists, who used it in marriage rituals and the guard against witches.
|Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia)|
Along Velvet Bottom there are heaps of spoil from the lead mining pst. My eye was taken by s sedum, and though not in flower, it was an attractive contrast againsyt the black of the spoil. This was Biting Stonecrop (Sedumn acre).
|Biting Stonecrop (Sedum acre)|
We finally made it down to the woodland, where there was an attractive carpet of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta).
|Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)|