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Walking on the coastal path near Berry Head, the hedges were covered in these plants.

Old Man's Beard sometimes known as Traveller's Joy, is a wild clematis. Isn't the name descriptive? Native to the south of England, this scrambling plant is to be found growing on top of hedgerows, bushes, scrub or trees.

The flowers are visited by pollinating insects during the day, such as bees and hoverflies. Also a food plant for moth species. The seedheads also provide a food source for birds such as goldfinches.

The Blackberries here need to ripen and turn from red to black. A Blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae.
We refer to Blackberries as brambles in the UK; an impenetrable thicket, sometimes called Briar, though this name is sometimes used for thorny thickets.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2132 W: 0 N: 6791] (26033)
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