We went out for a walk a little earlier and found a little footpath leading to some fields/trees. Never seen the footpath before, and i've lived here nearly 8 years. Anyway we went exploring and we found it a veritable treasure trove of flora. Never seen anything around here that was in this new area. Found quite a few trees that dont grow round here as a general rule so i was quite happy.
One tree which i found was a type of maple. Not sure which one though so i was hoping someone may be able to id it by its leaves. I've looked on the web and cant get a close match, but sugar maple seems the closest.
Another plant i found i have never seen before i dont think. they were around 7 to 8 ft tall and the stems were 3 to 4 inches in diameter and had seed/flower buds that were as big as a large onion or small coconut. They were all located in or next to a patch of wild rhubarb, next to a stream.
Any ideas folks?