Whitecliff and Clarkson’s Woods

Added on 23rd May 2017 by Kate Bartram


Fresh green leaves against the sky


[the buds of the wildflower Common Bistort. Its rather dock-like leaves were once used to make a traditional bitter pudding for Lent in Northern England where it is common and grows in damp woodland or grassland. Don’t see it that often in the Lower Tees Valley though – not sure why.]