Space oddity #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Devils-bit Scabious, September 2017

 

There’s something unworldly about Devils-bit scabious, Succisa pratensis. (more…)

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Bane of fleas #plants

 

 

Flowers, Common Fleabane, August 2017

 

Fleabane’s name derives from its smoke, if burned, driving away fleas and other insects, says Botanical. (more…)

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Devil’s-bit Scabious #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Devil's-bit scabious, August 2017

 

Succisa pratensis. (more…)

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Feast of fruit #nature

 

 

Flowers, Bramble, August 2017

 

Bramble, Rubus fruticosus. (more…)

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‘The flower that smiles to-day tomorrow dies …’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Thistle, August 2017

 

From ‘Mutability’ – often known as ‘The flower that smiles to-day’ – by Percy Bysshe Shelley. (more…)

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Dedicated to St James #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Common Ragwort, August 2017

 

Common Ragwort is said to flower on July 25, St James’s Day, says Stevens. (more…)

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Common Knapweed #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, unidentified, August 2017

 

With thanks to Kingfisher on Twitter who identified Centaurea nigra. (more…)

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Water Mint #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Water Mint, August 2017

 

Mentha aquatica. (more…)

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Elizabethan ruff stiffener #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Lords and Ladies, August 2017

 

The starch element of Lords and Ladies, Arum maculatum, was used. (more…)

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‘Joe Pye weed’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Hemp Agrimony, August 2017

 

A US name for Hemp Agrimony, named after a Native American medicine man who used it to treat typhus. (more…)

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Gone pickin’ #plants

Plants, Bramble, August 2017
 

First August visit and very grateful for first Blackberry crop of the year. (more…)

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‘How soft thy voice when woods are still …’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Bramble, July 2017

 

From ‘To The Bramble Flower’ by Ebenezer Elliott. (more…)

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