These are the plants I found on my walk on Sunday 22 November.
This time of the year the ivy has almost finished flowering and is setting up berries
Yes, flowers. Your eyes do not deceive you. Variously known as Blackthorn, Sloe and Quickthorn… quick for its life and quick for its flowers, the first plum-species of the year (next year, that is)
The burr that gives burdock its name… here catching dewdrops
Willow… I think it’s the osier. Such a startling colour in the sun
Reed heads. But of course, this is Norfolk, famed for its reeds
And finally that other marshland lover, alder. Here seen are the cones, the fruits of the tree. Of old, these cones were used to yield a deep bloody red dye.
Hope you enjoyed. But alas, as we grind into winter, the flowers, leaves and seeds are yielding less of interest