SM9737 : Nuts in May?

taken 14 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Nuts in May?
Nuts in May?
The white flowers among the bluebells belong to the pignut or earthnut, Conopodium majus. At other times of the year this umbelliferous plant is hard to spot. The small round tubers from which is grows have long been favourites with pigs, badgers (the disturbed ground suggests they have been rootling here) and country people. They can be eaten raw, tasting much like hazelnuts, or cooked like waterchestnuts. They grow in woodland and uncultivated grassland and are probably what is referred to in the traditional rhyme Nuts in May. Shakespeare refers to them in The Tempest:
"I prithee, let me bring thee where crabs grow;
And with my long nails I will dig thee pignuts".
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 31 May, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 377 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0441N 4:57.0321W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 377
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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