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Old Wednesday 19th March 2008, 17:32
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Wild Flowers

Shamelessly stolen from our sister site - here is a thread to post pics of wild flowers seen when out and about. The classification is that the flower is growing in the wild - ie, not in a park or garden, and has probably self seeded.
  1. Oil seed rape by traffic lights - photo taken 10th Feb.
  2. Cyclamen in verge in lane - 1st March
  3. Pulmonaria in verge in lane - 1st March
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Old Wednesday 19th March 2008, 17:34
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  1. Violets along lane taken today 19th March
  2. And some more
  3. Dandelion
  4. Celandines
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Old Wednesday 19th March 2008, 19:21
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Hi Kits

Lovely pictures Kits.

Wild Flowers are just a pretty as Garden plants. Love sticking my nose in a hedgerow or two to find them.

It takes some practice to learn what is what though.

My favorites are Tormental and Birds Foot Trefoil.

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Old Wednesday 19th March 2008, 23:39
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I think even Daisies & Dandelions are pretty. I have a few wild flowers for this thread as well.

1) Lesser Celandine (this year)
The others are from last year.
2) Wild Garlic
3) Iris?
4) no idea?
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Old Wednesday 19th March 2008, 23:49
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These are also from last year.

1) Sea Pink
2) I think Elderflower?
3) Sea Pink, but don't know what the yellow ones are.

I hope there is someone out there who can tell me the names of the ones I don't know?
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I hope there is someone out there who can tell me the names of the ones I don't know?
The Iris looks like Yellow Flag Iris, the 'usual' native one.
No 4 in post#4 is Comfrey (Don't know if it's a cultivated strain or the true wild one . . .)

I'd agree with Elderflower (Or Elder as it would be known at any other time of year )

Sorry, can't tell on the last one.

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Old Thursday 20th March 2008, 09:58
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These are also from last year.

1) Sea Pink
Also known as Thrift!

The other one is too far away for me to be able to ID properly, Val. Hopefully someone else will be able to help!
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Old Thursday 20th March 2008, 10:15
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Hi Val

I agree with the answers that have been mentioned already here in relation to your questions about your photos

I think that the Yellow Flower in the last picture, is Common Lady's Mantle. It alway grows in a dense cluster as it is in the picture. More of a mustard yellow colour but when there are many of thme it appears that the flowers are bright yellow.

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Old Thursday 20th March 2008, 14:13
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Thank you Dan, yes, the Comfrey was wild, it was growing at Lodmoor Weymouth in the RSPB reserve.

I had forgotten Sea Pink is also called Thrift, Kits, thank you also.

Thank you as well, Kathy.

I'll look them up if I have any more, should have done it before I posted them all really but it was late, my excuse anyway.
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Here are a couple from the other weekend. The first is Butter Burr starting to flower. The second is Butter Burr leaves emerging from a burn. I think the other in there is Water Cress or maybe Lesser Celendine as it is growing every where and seems unbothered by inundation.
The third shows a lichen growing well on this north west facing dyke. This is Parmelia. I know its not srictly a flower but apart from a few brave and blasted Primroses theres little else about up here at the mo,hope its all spelt right..........Shivers and pulls up collar.{as i write this a sleety blizzard is sweeping across the garden......mmmmm nice).
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