Bog Aspodel (Narthecium ossifragum)

The boggy areas of the Purbeck heaths are now brightened by the golden yellow flowers of the Bog Aspodel.

Flowering in July and August it brings much needed colour to the otherwise drab appearance of this landscape as we await the carpets of purple from the heathers.

Bog Aspodel is not uncommon in the right habitats which in Dorset are damp heathland, elsewhere they can be found on the moors of the north country.

A member of the Lily family the have star shaper flowers with six points. Golden yellow to start the plants turns orange as it ages.

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