a remembrance of Cornish days

Local flora (1)

 

 

calandine

Short ode to the celandine

 

 

Glittering, glittering celandine

How we admire your golden shine!

Reflecting back the sun in spring

In dappled woods .. you are the king

With nodding bluebells as your foil

And stately ferns as they uncoil

So, welcome, little golden flower

Star carpet of this woodland bower!

 

 

 

Above...larch cones forming

Below spring leaves on Sycamore

 

Two tone blue milkwort (polygala)

 

Beautiful Milkwort (Polygala) .. a very small flower .. often not noticed, and usually this two-tone blue colour ... other colours do occur.

 

Milkwort (Polygala) in many coloursd

 

Eyebright ... small flowers ... 

 

... but lots of them

 

The highly scented and low-growing cliff plant, the Burnet Rose

 

 

 

A clump of Inula near Illogan Woods

 

Verbascum being demolished by a caterpillar (Hawkmoth ?)

Verbascum

 

Bea feeding on Allium

 

Flowers on Chicory plants

 

Dog Rose

Hedge Parsley bonanza of flowers

 

Plantain 'crowns'

Poppy

 

"Im Sorrel, I'll say that again .."

 

Spurge

 

Squills of delight!

 

Tormentil

 

Shrinking violets?

 

Watercress in flower on the roadside

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