Meadows on the Vile at Rhossili 6

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Meadows 6 – Picture from the old medieval field strip system called The Vile on the cliff top at Rhossili, Gower, South Wales, where the fields are separated by vegetated earthen embankments. Each field has a different combination of wild flowering plants and grasses.

In this image of the top of one of the vegetated embankments, the leaves of some of the umbellifers are turning yellow and seeds are forming. It has an almost autumnal look. I think the dominant plants are Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) which have characteristic ridged seeds. Alexanders, also known as Horse Parsley, are an edible plant.

Advice on how to forage for them and how to prepare and cook them, is easily found on the internet, for example: here, here and here. However, this is National Trust property and presumably a conservation area so I do not think it a good idea to forage in this place. Photos taken 17 June 2021.

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