It never grows in wet boggy places, never in woods, or on or about stumps of trees.
The soil is light and sandy, but much of the land reclaimed in the boggy districts is very fertile.
Boggy shale 2000-2600
Bog-asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), a member of the same family, is a small herb common in boggy places in Britain, with rigid narrow radical leaves and a stem bearing a raceme of small golden yellow flowers.
For example, the country gone over is seldom level springy turf; it is up hill and down dale, across ridge and furrow, over ground studded with ant-hills (which, unlike mole-hills, are often very hard), over ploughed or boggy land.