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pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545

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During my walk today I saw this plant growing in abundance amongst new bracken stems. It is a legume with clinging tendrils. Very soft foliage. About knee high. Can anyone say what it is called?

 

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    Not sure that's legume

    It might be this http://www.seasonalwildflowers.com/climbing-corydalis.html

    known as climbing corydalis.

    A wonderful thing, the internet. I had something that looked like that years ago and never did find out what it was. Today I googled white climbing corydalis, and there it was, my plant, and maybe yours?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545

    Ooooooh, thank you so much. I've never seen it before and it was absolutely everywhere today.

    So it's a member of the poppy family. Who would have thought it?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    It's preference for acid soil explains why it didn't last here.image

    It was still in a pot but being watered with local tap water

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,121

    I read this last night and then today was weeding nettles out of my 'species rich' bank. By amazing coincidence found a tiny patch of this growing, though not yet flowering, and clinging on to rush stems. Would never have given it a second thought without this thread - another on to add to my list!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    Love it when this just turn up Buttercup. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545

    Just popped in for a cup of tea on this the first warm, sunny and gale-free day for what feels like months.

    Glad to see that the little flower has some more admirers.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Poppy family? My flower book says it is a member of the Fumitory family.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545

    Yes, it is, but the link that Nut provided says Family: Papaveraceae, which surprised me as I thought that meant poppy.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    I didn't read my link, just looked at the pictureimage

    I shall have to investigate. I wouldn't have put that in papaveraceae either.

     

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    The families are next to each other in my book.
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