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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Red Clover #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Red Clover, July 2017

 

This might be Trifolium pratense – however, I only found one flowering example and am not sure so thoughts appreciated. (more…)

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Betony #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, WIld Clary, provisional identification, July 2017

 

Stachys officinalis. (more…)

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‘Thistles spike the summer air’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Thistles, July 2017

 

And turn the clearing into a feeding stop for butterflies, bees, flower flies and myriad other insects. (more…)

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Enchanter’s-nightshade #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Enchanter's Nightshade, July 2017

 

Circaea lutetiana, provisional identification. (more…)

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‘Or as a dandelion seed-pod and be swept away …’ #plants

 

 

Flowers, Dandelion, July 2017

 

From Francescaby Ezra Pound. (more…)

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