Wild Asparagus (in flower) below the rocky head of Pen Olver.
The eastern side of Pen Olver has a number (4+) of large clumps.
Wild Asparagus , is a coastal plant that grows in a handful of counties in the UK
The plants are ‘dioecious’, with male and female flowers occuring on different plants. Insects pollinate the flowers.
A long lived perennial , the stems are produced from rhizomes that allow the plant to slowly spread by
New stems are produced each year in April and May,
The stems grow prostrately , with fleshy greyish needle-like leaves about 16mm long .
The flowers are small and green (June) , male flowers tinged red at base , and produce bright red berries (August).
Location: SW 7130 1178