Yellow-wort (Blackstonia perfoliata)

This lovely yellow flowered plant, hence its name, Yellow-wort, has curious waxy grey-green leaves that form opposite pairs up the stem.

This flower certainly stands out because of those leaves that do not look real, it makes the plant look almost imitation and made of wax.

Common on the coasts of Britain, especially on calcareous cliff downland, it flowers from June right through until October.


You can find it all along the Dorset coast and on the Purbeck Ridge at this time of year.

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