Pete's Walks - Dog's Mercury

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Photo taken 25/04/08 at Bison Hill, Whipsnade, Beds., on Walk 1 of the Chiltern Chain Walk

A very common woodland plant, flowering between February and May. It often carpets the beech woods of the Chilterns in the same manner that Bluebells do. It also grows on mountains. It is poisonous, especially to animals, hence the name.