March in the Reserve
Posted by RWH on March 12 2011 11:39:07

As spring flowers emerge and birds seek nesting places, some shrubs and trees are in full flower. One of these is Mezereon (Daphne mezereum). A single plant, about 1 metre tall, can be spotted a few yards directly ahead of the entrance to the reserve, after leaving the plantation. It is easily found in mid-March with it's purple flowers and attractive perfume. Soon it will merge into the background as it's leaves grow. Is it a native plant or a garden escapee? It's photo can be viewed in the gallery album "March in the Reserve".


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As spring flowers emerge and birds seek nesting places, some shrubs and trees are in full flower. One of these is Mezereon (Daphne mezereum). A single plant, about 1 metre tall, can be spotted a few yards directly ahead of the entrance to the reserve, after leaving the plantation. It is easily found in mid-March with it's purple flowers and attractive perfume. Soon it will merge into the background as it's leaves grow. Is it a native plant or a garden escapee? It's photo can be viewed in the gallery album "March in the Reserve".