A Type of Mallow

There are various types of wild Mallow. This low growing one amongst the tall grasses, the Ladies’ Bedstraw and budding Wild Marjoram in the Charlton Down Nature Reserve is, I think, Musk-mallow (Malva moschata). There are only one or two plants there tucked well down in the herbage. Let me know if you think it is something different, please..

Salad Burnet

You will have to keep your eyes wide open to spot this exquisite small flower in the grass. From a distance you might mistake the flowerhead for clover, but looking closer you will see the intricate structures that are characteristic of the species. The minute flowers are green and have red styles. Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) is a perennial of chalk grassland and a few of these flowers can been seen in the rough areas of grass in the Charlton Down Nature Reserve at the moment.