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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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23 July, 2010

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.