The hard shield-fern (Polystichum aculeatum) which also has tip bobbles, tends to form a rather flatter 'shuttlecock'.
In the churchyard I found five flowering spikes of green winged orchids (Orchis morio) and it must be about fifty years ago when I first saw them here. Their continued existence is rather precarious and dependent on who is doing the mowing but I think they should keep going.
The busy road from the church to Hurst Lane is called Sandrock Hill (B2244) and has some interesting plants on its eastern side including abundant pignut (Conopodium majus) and yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon). These are ancient woodland indicators and I wonder if the wooded bank alongside the road is an isolated strip of this.
|Pignut (Conopodium majus)|