A couple of species of orchid were also flowering, Dactylorhiza incarnata and Ophrys apifera, both growing near the edge of the lake, the latter just beyond the pond dipping platform.
However, the most unusual species was found growing abundantly in the lawn behind the Hanson offices, which is actually remarkably species-rich. At first I just couldn't place the blue starry flowers, but eventually I remembered that it looked like a Pratia sp., which I grew many years ago. After consulting various reference books it turned out to be Matted Lobelia Pratia pedunculata, a native of New Zealand which may well be a new record for VC29.
|Lawn lobelia Pratia angulata, naturalised in mown grassland|