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Friday, 4 April 2014


Walking through Morpeth Park I had a look to see if the Toothwort plants  had come into flower , these are Parisitic plants in this case under a Beech tree, according to what I have read these are Protocarnivorous  at least the group  is in which they can trap small insects underground but cannot digest them  so how it all works I don't know . That's the fascinating thing about plants there is so much to learn ,Cabinet of Curiosities  has a post on the subject and being a botanist  can cover it far better than I , perhaps it flowers earlier in Durham , I so far have only found it under the canopy of trees  but I don't go looking for plants much in March early April 

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