Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stitchwort

Yesterday Nyctalus posted some fine pictures of Durham University's magnificent bluebell wood. Here's a picture, also taken yesterday, of another of the same university's woodlands near its North American arboretum. Here the ground flora is dominated by a carpet of greater stitchwort, enlivened by a sprinking of bluebells.


Stitchwort flowers are carried on a very slender stalk, who when the wind blows through the woodland it sends a 'shiver' through the flowers.



6 comments:

  1. The blue and white together is beautiful, even better than just Bluebells.

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  2. They really compliment each other those two plants.

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  3. That's what I thought when I saw them Toffeeapple - they complement one another beautifully

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  4. A sight like that lifts the spirits, doesn't it Claire?

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  5. Hi Keith, I'm trying to reproduce the effect in my garden now..

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