The name Town Hall Clock is a reference to the way that the flowers are arranged. It has four flowers at right angles to each other, much like the clock faces on a Town Hall Clock and a fifth flower on top facing skyward, giving the appearance of a little cube of flowers atop a single stem.
A side flower has five petals, five styles and five pairs of stamen (giving the appearance of ten stamens)
This is quite a small flower and easily overlooked. The leaves appear in February and March and it flowers in early April. You will see it in woodland and along hedgerow tracks, it seems to tolerate shade well. It is especially common in ancient woodland.
Species: Adoxa moschatellina