Oxford to Seven Barrows
the next day, Sunday, after church and dinner, all of us, Dr. and Mrs. Davy, Mrs. Davy's sister Miss Florence Bolton and myself went in the car to Seven Barrows, the early British burial mounds which are so very interesting. One of the mounds was especially good botanizing and here I collect:
No. 15,672. (to UC to mt.) Arenaria serpyllifolia L. A somewhat delicate caryophyll.
No. 15,673. Campanula glomerata L.
A fine dark blue flower, making a beautiful show on the barrow.
No. 15,5674. Odontites rubra
Bartsia odontites Huds.
No. 15,675. Centaurea scabiosa L.
Very showy purple fls. [flowers]
No. 15,676. Serratula tinctoria L.
Aug. 10, 1930.
No. 15,677. (To UC to mt.) Cirsium [acaule Webb crossed out]
A very low thistle in the grass, quite common on these chalk hills. Seven Barrows.
No. 15,678. Carlina vulgaris L.
(To UC. to mt.)
Just on the edge of the backbone of the "White Horse."
- From the Seven Barrows with its open country we soon came to the top of the ridge, stopped the machine and climbed to the top of King Arthur's fortified camp, a circluar hill with a moat about it. From here is only a short distance to the "White Horse" cut out of the green turf to show the white chalk beneath. It, the horse, makes a spirited figure which can be seen for a long distance over the country side.