Pete's Walks - Herb Robert

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Photo taken 22/05/07 between Whitchurch Hill and Goring on Day 19 of my second Chiltern Way Walk

A very pretty and delicate flower, definitely one of my favourites. I saw it very frequently during my second Chiltern Way walk, it is very common in the woods and hedgerows of the Chilterns. Its distinctively-shaped leaves can turn partly or wholly red. It flowers from April to November. Nobody now seems to know who the Robert was that it was named after. In herbalism it has been used as a cure for toothache and nosebleeds, and has also been used to dress wounds as it has an antiseptic affect.

Photo also taken 22/05/07 between Whitchurch Hill and Goring on Day 19 of my second Chiltern Way Walk

 

Photo taken 4/08/06, on path near Pitstone Hill and Incombe Hole.

This photo shows just how red the leaves of Herb Robert can turn.

Photo taken 16/06/09, near Dunstable, Beds..

This photo shows an unusual white form of Herb Robert.