TG1642 : Wild hyacinths (Camassia) - detail

taken 10 years ago, near to Beeston Regis, Norfolk, Great Britain

Wild hyacinths (Camassia) - detail
Wild hyacinths (Camassia) - detail
Growing along the stream that traverses Meadow Walk, in Priory Gardens. A native of western North America, the plant is also known as Camas, Quamash and Indian hyacinth, once a food source for native peoples in the United States and Canada. Camas bulbs,carried by the expedition of Lewis and Clark (1804-1806), are believed to have contributed to the survival of several of its members.

Priory Gardens are situated on the grounds of the former St Mary's priory, the ruins of which can be seen from across the gardens. Opened in 1997 and presently featuring a number of gardens such as an aromatic garden, a romantic garden, Norfolk, Riviera and Tea gardens as well as a variety of walks; there are also a beech hedge maze, a plant centre, a tea room and a gift shop.
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Monday, 5 May, 2008   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 166 427 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.2819N 1:13.3633E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 166 427
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