there are still plenty of jewels to be found.
Beyond the roses, but much lower to the ground, both Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) and pretty Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).
Beyond these, an area which was under water for weeks at a stretch over the winter, seems to have provided an excellent habitat for Silverweed (Potentilla anserina). This spreads by runners which, from the significantly increased population, would appear to be perfectly happy ‘running’ under water. Apparently the roots are edible and provided an important crop prior to the introduction of the potato.
Another yellow flower flowering this month is Lady’s Bedstraw (Galium verum). I have to confess to only realising what this was having looked the flower up on my return home. I now understand its name derives from its use as a stuffing for mattresses and pillows because it smells so lovely. Tomorrow will find me back on the Duver giving it a sniff!
There’s plenty of other yellow around at the moment, including Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)
Towards the sandy promontory some beautiful Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum)
With many thanks to Gail, who hosts Wildflower Wednesday from Clay and Limestone in Tennessee.
(Unfortunately, I now realise I’ve misremembered the Wednesday. It should have been the last of the month, not the first, so I’m a week late. Apologies Gail!)