Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Wildflowers of Braye

This posting is really an excuse for me to indulge in my favourite subject; wildflowers...

The other morning I took a walk along the lane to look how the wheat was coping with all this dry weather. I soon found myself sidetracked by the proliferation of wild-flowers in bloom along the edge of the field.

The following is a list, by no means exhaustive, of the flowers I saw, all within 150 metres of our house..

From the top, left to right on each row, the flowers are:
Lesser Centuary,  Bird's Foot Trefoil
Vipers Bugloss,  Toadflax,  Agrimony
White Campion, Goats Beard
Spreading Bellflower, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Mignonette
Larkspur with poppies, Pignut (or Burnet Saxifrage - not sure), Larkspur
Sainfoin, Marbled White butterfly on Lucerne

A magnificent display of nature at it's best..




GaynorB said...

A lovely post. What a fantastic variety of wild flowers you have around you.
Super pics too.
Thank you!

Susan said...

Your pignut looks like yarrow to me - definitely not pignut, anyway. A really nice assortment - the larkspurs are lovely, especially.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Thanks Gaynor and Susan.
Yes, you're right Susan about the yarrow. It's funny but I didn't even consider yarrow even though I was unsure about naming it. So thanks for the correction!