I was walking in the new forest and came across this odd red stringy plant growing all over the gorse, I have never seen it before, does anyone have any idea what it is ?!
There's a wonderful time-lapse video on one of David Attenborough's Life of Plants episodes which shows Dodder growing. The BBC have that clip available here:
I love the background music - so apt!
I don't think I've ever heard of this before! Quite spooky, and the clip from the bbc is fascinating. And the first little flower that starts to open just looks as if it is a demonic smiley face! (or that's just me being fanciful).
I remember seeing that clip Bob
Never seen it for real though,
I remember learning about it at school, but I've never seen it either Nut.
I remember the sickly sweet scent from its flowers - growing near Linton in N Devon
Bob, thank you for that wonderful link; I also watched the 2000 year old Magnolia seed developing and the fungi releasing their spores; incredible
Sorry, P&P - I can usually spell, just not tonite...
Me too. Spent some time at Lee Abbey after I left school - long time ago! Lovely area.