Town Hall Clock

In our spring time walk we recorded Adoxa moschatelina Townhall clock. “Quite a specialist in the botanical world, as it is the only plant in an entire plant family. There are five flowers to each stem. The four flowers that go to make up the four“ faces of the clock”, each have a five-lobed corolla, but the fifth flower, ( the one on the top) is different. Its corolla has only four lobes. The scientific name for this little, insignificant plant is Adoxa, which comes from two Greek words joined together,-a doxa-meaning without glory.” Leaves trefoil, flowers from March to May and recorded in woods, hedge-banks. This description was from our past botanist Hazel Peacock, botany report 1993.

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