Saltburn Gill

Added on 8th May 2017 by Malcolm Cowdry


Aboration, genetic modification and cross fertilisation are all features in these photographs.

This very pale pink, almost white, flower is actually a red campion. This is what genetic modification can do.

The startling beauty this flower is the result of cross fertilisation between water avens and wood avens.

The, bite size, banana shaped stem on this stinging nettle has taken the sting out of it. Close up, the patterns and colours are intriguing.

[it’s the rust Puccinia urticata which is called Nettle Clustercup Rust]