Wednesday, 27 June 2012

More Flowers on the Heath

At the edge of the heath, among grasses and young bracken fronds, tormentil is flowering. Its small, bright lemon flowers will stud the heath like scattered stars until autumn comes again.

Heath bedstraw hides the entrance to a rabbit burrow.

Tiny purple stems of heath speedwell grow on flattened, well grazed greens.

Gorse, bracken and bramble compete for space on a sandy bank.

Early flowers of cross leaved heath have recently appeared amid the gorse.

Foxgloves love shade at the edge of the wood....

....and sprays of wild roses feed bees among silver birches at the bottom of the hill.

Beside the lane, tormentil is scrambling up through  young bramble.....

....and the larger yellow flower of a garden-escape Icelandic poppy shines out from the foot of a tall old hedge.


The Weaver of Grass said...

It is so interesting how different your wild flowers are to the ones round here. At this time of the year the most common one is the deep blue cranesbill, which grows along the sides of the road and the mountain pansy which grows in profusion in some of the fields. We do however have tormentil and foxgloves. Lovely photographs.

Bovey Belle said...

Always good to see the wild flowers. Sadly, I've not been able to do much walking lately - first the weather, and now this wretched chest infection. Hopefully both will improve with keeping, and meanwhile I can enjoy your photos.

Mum said...

Beautiful descriptions - I wish I knew all the names of wild flowers.
Love from Mum

Down by the sea said...

Thank you for the wonderful ramble through the Forest looking at the wild flowers,such a treat. I was also amazed at your Leopard slug in the last post. I have never seen anything like it before.
Sarah x

Em Parkinson said...

And amazing how similar they are to the flowers on the moor. The bedstraw is absolutely everywhere now amongst the tormentil. Lovely to see it all in a different environment.

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely to see you wildflower photos - I really like the one of the foxgloves amongst the trees. To me the wildflowers seem to be doing particularly well this year :)