There’s nothing quite like a good de-clutter is there? The time has come for my (never really updated) plant photos blog to go. However, I do want to keep one post after getting help from other bloggers with it. This post was originally published back in July 2007 and linked to from this blog.
The images below were all taken on a family holiday in North Wales and the Isle of Anglesey. On this holiday I decided to have wild flowers as the topic for my camera. I have to admit I found it fun scanning the verges as we sped by in the car – I wasn’t driving of course 🙂
I was thrilled with my collection of images at the time even though (different camera) many are a bit out of focus – I could barely stand with the strong winds when many were taken! However, I am not a wild flower expert so I invited suggestions from the wild flower enthusiasts to help identify these plants by comments or email. I found that great fun too.
Identification thanks went to Bloggers Celia at Purple Podded Peas and Sara at Farming Friends . There’s a few left without ID’s so if anyone has any suggestions please do add them in a comment, thanks 🙂
C3 – Marsh Thistle perhaps?
D3 – Red Deadnettle (Thanks, Celia)
E1 – Lesser Trefoil or Black medick ? tricky with only flower (Thanks, Celia)
E2 – Common Centaury & E3 – Ribwort Plantain (Thanks, Celia)
F1 to F3 – Clovers in various stages of growth
G1 & G3 – Any suggestions?
G2 – Himalayan Balsam (Thanks, Celia)
H1 – Herb Robert – a type of wild hardy geranium (Thanks, Celia)
H2 – Common Mallow (Thanks, Celia) H3 – Bell heather
J1 – Scarlet Pimpernel? ( Thanks, Celia
J2 – Fox-and-cubs (Philosella aurantiaca) orange hawkweed
J3 – Any suggestions?
K1 – K3 Hawkweed – various forms (Thanks, Sara).
When I photographed these flowers,
I had no idea how varied the petal structures were.
L1 – Hawkweed again (Sara suggests). At the time, I thought
it was a dandelion but on looking again at the original photo
I agreed it could be Hawkweed (Thanks, Sara)
L2 – Perforate St John’s Wort. I thought so (Thanks, Sara)
L3 – Ranunculus but leaves would help to identify whether it is
the creeping buttercup or the lesser spearwort (Thanks, Sara).
I looked again at the original photo and looking at the foliage
I agreed it could be a spearwort – but perhaps the greater one? .
M3 – Tormentil, I thought – Sara agreed (Thanks, Sara)
N2 – Soldier beetle & N3 – Ladybird. I also came across
many insects including bees and the occasional mushroom!
O1 – Red Valerian (Thanks, Celia)
O2 – White Cinquefoil (Thanks, Sara)
O3 – Any suggestions?
P3 – Bindweed( – large perhaps?
(Bindweed spotted growing twining through plants up a wall)
Q2 – Bramble fruits?
Q3 – Dead nettle? If so which one?
R3 – Rusty-back fern (Ceterach officinarum) spotted growing in walls.
This has been fun revisiting this posting although I suspect many regular visitors to this blog may have missed it first time round. I hope you enjoy this little look back at some summer flowering wild flowers especially now that our gardens are winding down for the year. Oh yes… and if you can help me with any ID’s that would be great 🙂
Now… wait a minute… I think I have some pkts of wild flower seeds somewhere. Perhaps more house keeping is required there too.
Have you fav wild flowers growing in your garden? Red Campion (introduced by me) is perhaps a little too well settled in my garden and I’m hoping Lady’s smock (the Cuckoo flower) will do the same 😀