Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wildflower Discovery Walk.

Our latest Wildflower Discovery Walk (to be held monthly - watch this blog for details) went well, with three people coming along to learn more about the wildflowers of the area. The sun shone for us, and we walked around the fields, visiting the pigs en-route. Sadly the bluebells were past their prime, but there were more than enough flowers to keep us occupied. I've recently bought "Flora Britannica" by Richard Mabey, the big hard-back edition (thoroughly recommended!), so can now provide more background and folklore information about the species. Here are some of the wildflowers we found on the walk.
Folxglove - Digitalis purpurea.

Beaked hawksbeard - Crepis vesicaria

Common comfrey - Symphytum officinale
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina.

Green alkanet - Pentaglottis semperivens.

Hawthorn (May) blossom - Crataegus monogyna.

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