Some years ago, as I was writing About Scout Scar, I was photographing blackthorn flowers hugging close to a fragment of limestone pavement when I noticed tiny white flowers on a rosy succulent in a mossy depression in the rock. Rue-leaved saxifrage, Saxifraga tridactylites. In her Illustrated Flora, Marjorie Blamey describes it as 'stickily hairy annual, often reddish.' Let's see what the pictures show.
Today's find I'll share with you all. On Queen's Road, in Kendal, there's a fine view over chimneys toward the fells. Beside the road, there's a high stone wall and beyond it an orchard of old trees. The wall is a marvel of ferns, it's top-stones sheltering a few of these lovely rue-leaved saxifrage. Anyone may see them, but they are often overlooked because they're minute. No need to go searching Scout Scar, where you'll probably not find them. Try the roadside wall on Queen's Road.