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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Lesser sea spurrey

The name of this tiny mat-forming plant, Lesser sea spurrey Spergularia marina suggests it should be on the coast but what is it doing here in Rosedale?  It has found itself sporadically along the old railway line on the west side heading north from Chimney Bank.  It is usually found on coastal sands and salt marshes but is increasingly establishing itself on the side of roads where salt gritting takes place.  Walkers’ boots then help it migrate on to tracks.  It has tiny five-petalled flowers which only open for a few hours each day.  Blink and you will miss it.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Mat-forming lesser sea spurrey

Deep pink five-petalled flower

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