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Lockdown beard? | by Englepip
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Lockdown beard?

Ol Man’s Beard, Clematis vitalba, can be found in abundance along the hedgerow the moment. It is also referred to as Traveller’s Joy I suppose because of its beautifully scented flowers against which the W horses would have stumbled wafting up beautiful scents. The small greenish white flowers turn to feathery seed heads come Autumn so@etimes also called Father Christmas heads. Theses were blowing in the wind on a grey day, definitely looking like an overgrown whisky whitened beard.

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Taken on October 20, 2020