Saturday, 16 June 2012

Belvoir Castle - May

Look what we found....

Whilst on one of Matin's endless spraying campaigns (this time attacking the docks buttercups and ground elder) he came across, what looked like, pieces of paper on the floor  - lo and behold...

Davidia involucrata - The Handkerchief Tree.

This beautiful tree has small pom-pom like blooms that appear in mid-spring and are held between two uneven, pure white bracts that are up to 15cm (6in) long - hence the handkerchief name.  These trees can take up to 20 years before the bracts appear.

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