Anthericum ossifragum, Lancashire asphodel, a beautiful plant, found by Mr Barker in bloom among the bogs of Womer forest. Monotropa Hypobithys blossoms on the hanger. Thistles begin to blow. The naked part of the hanger is now covered with thistles; but mostly with the carduus lanceolatus. There are also the carduus nutans, the musk thistle; carduus crispus, the thistle on the thistle; carduus palustris, the marsh-thistle, The seeds of these thistles may have lain probably under the thick shade of the beeched for many Years; but could not vegetate till the sun & air were admitted.
Posted by sydney on Jul 21st, 1789