Found this in a book and think its Sanicle. Is this native if it is? Not seen it before, and only 1 plant in the whole wood
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It suggest's that it is native and grows on neutral or basic soils often under Beech and very locally common throughout.I have never seen it before.
Thanks for that. It was such an odd looking plant from the normal umbellifers that I couldn't ignore it.Miight have to go back for better pics.Shame there was only one
Used to see it regularly when I lived in Kent on the North Downs. I hadn't seen it for ages, but I found it a couple of weeks ago here in Warwickshire (in an ancient woodland Warwickshire Wildlife Trust reserve - Snitterfield Bushes).
A very odd looking umbellifer, and a really nice find - especially if it was the only one in the wood.
It used to be very common indeed on the North Downs and all, local-to-me, woods on chalk in North Kent. Hartley Woods, outside the front door, used to be full of the stuff. A very smart umbellifer, with dark, glossy leaves and neat umbels.
I have not seen it since I moved north.
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I didn't realise at the time what a charmed life I had as a child. So lucky - and freedom to roam about all over the place too.
when I lived in North Wales, where it likes the limestone woodlands. I haven't seen it since moving to Teesside, but the distribution map covers most of the UK.
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