A wall at Buckland Abbey

I was at Buckland Abbey yesterday for a Regional meeting – during one of the breaks I had a look at this wall – smothered in vegetation – seemed to sum up the evolution of plants in one frame – from lichens to liverworts to mosses to ferns through to monocotyledon plants (e.g. grasses) and finally to dicotyledons (e.g. pennywort)

Buckland Wall 1If you get your eye in you can see all 6 phyla of plant type in these pictures

Buckland Wall 2

Buckland Wall 3

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