Skip to comments.Olympic missile defences (located at a cafe) under threat from the Corky-Fruited Water Dropwort
Posted on 03/10/2012 5:32:56 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
Plans to use surface-to-air missiles to protect the skies over London during the Olympics could be thwarted because they will disturb the habitat of a rare wild flower.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Corky-fruited water-dropwort is a native perennial of hay meadows and pastures, particularly horse-grazed pastures. It is usually found growing on acidic soils and will tolerate both damp and dry conditions.
Its natural range is relatively restrictive, being centred around the counties of Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire but where it does occur it can be very abundant.
The seed is best sown in the autumn.
Although commonly found in hay meadows and grazed land it should be pointed out that this species, in common with other members of the water-dropwort genus, is poisonous and so care should be taken when growing it on land grazed by stock
Learn something new every day, I always say.
we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
How far has Britain fallen in seventy years? And I don't feel much pride in following just a few years behind them.
So if the missiles dont get you, the poisonous Corky-fruited water-dropwort just might?
That would be rather embarrasing, wouldn’t it?
Man am I glad my parents didn’t name me that.
Jolly Old, Merry Old, Stupid Old England.
My youngest son, an environmentalist with great interest in biodiversity, just said that he has never heard of the corky-fruited water dropwart.
Yes, learn something new every day.
Is it just me, or is life asymptoting to Monty Python?
Gives new meaning to “Flower Power”.
This epitomizes the saying, “There’s something you don’t think about everyday.”
Madness continues to reign!
Everybody knows that the safety of a random flower which found its niche in an intensely urban environment is more critical and important than the safety of hundreds of thousands of British citizens.
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...20 years in jail is too good a punishment for whomever is ultimately responsible fot THAT determination!
Why are the most ignorant and least competent allowed to administer arbitrary environmental rules (everywhere, it seems)?
Why is London expecting to face trouble during the Olympics that, say, China did not?
Be wary of reading any story from the Daily Mail.
They have a legendary tendency to blow stories out of all proportion.