30th May 2013
Common Dodder on Western Gorse
We parked at Porthgwarra and walked up the headland towards Gwennap Head. The scenery is outstanding. What a joy and privilege to be out on this glorious headland. Common dodder is a leafless parasitic plant and can look quite dramatic when found growing in abundance. The reddish string like dodder can look quite wonderful.
The cone shaped day markers warn shipping of the dangers of the Runnel Stone.
If you look hard enough you can just make out the Longships Lighthouse off Land”s End, just to the left of the sun.