At the moment, all along the edges of main roads here, there is a mass of small, white flowers. They only bloom at the very edge. They are the flowers of what is normally a coastal plant, called Danish scurvy-grass. This has colonised roadside edges moving far inland, taking advantage of the salty soil caused by gritting the roads to melt snow and ice in winter and is now Britain’s fastest spreading plant.


Scurvy-grass flowers,

Colonising the kerbside –

Follow salt inland.

About Basho Barr

Inspired by the great Japanese Haiku master, Matsuo Basho, I try to capture a daily moment in a small but perfectly formed Haiku.
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