The rarest wild plant in Devon or is that Britain?

I went to Dawlish Warren yesterday to look for the Sand Crocus Romulea columnae. It only grows on the Warren and one other place  in the UK (Polruan in Cornwall). It was first discovered in 1834. Here is a little more information.

Warren 36 petals – stringy leaves

Warren 4It is about 4mm across

Warren 5It flowers from late March to April and the flowers only open in the sunshine

2 thoughts on “The rarest wild plant in Devon or is that Britain?

  1. V nice photos. There is quite a lot of it on the warren, but it can be very difficult to find and most of it is on the golf course!

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