Fourteen members of the Kent Field Club and Kent Botanical Recording Group met for a joint meeting at Tutt Hill on 16th July to record the arable flora on field margins close to the HS1 railway.

KFC/KBRG joint meeting at Tutt Hill

The geology here is the Folkestone Formation (Lower Greendsand) and the flora reflected this sandy bedrock. The undoubted highlight was a small population of small-flowered catchfly Silene gallica whilst other plants of interest included wall bedstraw Galium parisiense, prickly sedge Carex muricata and corn spurry Spergula arvensis.

Text and photo courtesy of Alfie Gay.