Looking good now
This beautiful American sweetgum is still aflutter with orange, butter yellow, coral, crimson and deep mulberry coloured leaves, each with five sharply-pointed lobes.
This beautiful American sweetgum is still aflutter with orange, butter yellow, coral, crimson and deep mulberry coloured leaves, each with five sharply-pointed lobes.
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Conserving the Fen Orchid

Dr Tim Upson and Pete Atkinson of CUBG.

We are working with Tim Pankhurst of plant conservation charity, Plantlife, on the Fen Orchid, Liparis loeslii. This tiny orchid is in decline throughout most of Europe and in East Anglia it’s down to three sites.
We are currently trying to trap the mycorrhizal fungi necessary for the germination of the orchid by burying fine gauze packets of seed near existing plants in the wild. If we find the fungi we should be able to grow orchids from seed to enable us to study the plant’s ecology and possibly boost wild populations.