You might see weeds, but I see wild flowers

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Wild Flowers



We've been spending a lot of time trying to get to know the wild flowers we come across on our local travels. Well, I do, Whisky is quite happy to tag along and sniff them.


The yellow ones are proving to be somewhat confusing at times, a bit like trying to tell the difference between some warblers. The first one has me stumped at the moment.





Nice, but no idea.





A yellow one I do know.



Creeping Jenny




This next one is called Goat's Beard.




It has another name .......... Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon, because the flower closes up at mid day. No idea how it knows what time of day it is though.
Another very similar plant, in every way, except flower colour, is this one.




Salsify.



Even the seed head is the same.




Salsify seed head




One of the tall roadside white flowers, (and members of the carrot family), with clusters of white flower heads, (umbels), at the moment, amongst Hogweed, Rough Chervil and Wild Carrot, is this;





Hemlock


Feathery shaped leaves, and red blotches on the stalks is a good ID guide.




Two other similar 'white' flowers are these Campions.




White Campion





Bladder Campion




A pleasant smelling daisy like flower;




Feverfew





I'll finish with another that is 'flowering' at the moment.




Great Burnet





They look stunning growing in fields with the sun on them.



2 comments:

  1. Top one might be bristly ox-tongue

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  2. Thanks Phil. After looking through some of my books again, I reckon that's the one. Thanks again.

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