No walk again this morning as we were hospital visiting again, so a few pictures and odds-and-ends from previous walks. Starting with a a small, but no less pretty flower from our garden. Related to the tall and elegant Rosebay (Epilobium angustifolium) and Greater Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum), the Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum) is diminutive by comparison.
Lepidium draba). A member of the cabbage family, it is native to eastern Europe and Western Asia, but has become rather a nuisance plant in many parts of the world, rather like the Japanese Knotweed I mentioned previously.
Lythrum salicaria) is a member of the same family as the Pomegranate (Punica granatum) and the well-known house plant known as a Cigar plant (Cuphea ignea), but strangely, it is no relative of the other British wildflowers which share the name Loosestrife. This one was growing along the banks of the Mapperley Reservoir.
Melilotus altissimus). This is yet another member of the pea family which, as we have seen, is such a large and diverse family of plants. The Tall Melilot is a very common species in these parts and it covers large areas of the car parks around the old American Adventure Theme Park.