SK3015 : Special

taken 11 years ago, near to Short Heath, Derbyshire, Great Britain

This unusual wildflower was identified by myself and a friend as Twiggy Mullein about four years ago and confirmed by an expert from Derby university. It is growing largely unnoticed by most on the disused railway line, its seeds blown along what is effectively a wind tunnel to germinate in the poor soil. There aren't many specimens of this lovely flower to be seen and this is made worse by the ignorance of the local 'rangers' who mow the verges bare without the slightest idea of the destruction they are causing.
Twiggy Mullein grows on only a handful of sites in Leicestershire and is a national rarity.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 September, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 309 152 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.0133N 1:32.5674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 309 151
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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