Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the woods....!


The bluebells have faded and the tree leaf canopy has closed overhead, plunging the woodland floor into shade. The first wild roses of summer are in bloom. So it's time for a look back at the spring woodland wild flowers that are fading away for another year...

These are all pictures from the same woodland in Teesdale, on the banks of the river Tees at Egglestone



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Dog's mercury Mercurialis perennis (first two male plants, last two female)























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Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria






















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Golden saxifrage Saxifraga oppositifolia































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Toothwort Lathraea squamaria




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Ground ivy Glechoma hederacea

























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Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta



























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Ramsons Allium ursinum


















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Cuckoo pint Arum maculatum

























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Wood anemone Anemone nemorosa


































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Goldilocks buttercup Ranunculus auricomus




























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Red campion Silene dioica






























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Wood forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica



























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Bugle Ajuga reptans









































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Dog violet Viola riviniana




















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Wood speedwell Veronica montana

























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Primrose Primula vulgaris





















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Wood sorrel Oxalis acetosella






























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Woodruff Galium odoratum




























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Wood sanicle Sanicula europaea




















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Water avens Geum rivale
























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Pignut Conopodium majus



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Common stitchwort Stellaria holostea
















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Wood stitchwort Stellaria nemorum
















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Early purple orchid Orchis mascula








































14 comments:

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  2. A beautifully productive day!

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  3. This is a very comprehensive selection. No wild garlic or colts foot but excellent photographs.

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    1. Never seen coltsfoot in this wood. Should've labelled damsons with its alternative name - wild garlic

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  4. Thanks for a treat to the eyes, Phil.Nice to know their charming common names. In my treks in our tropical forest, I don't come across wildflowers in such abundance.

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    1. British woodlands in spring are a joy to behold, lotus leaf !

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  5. Great collection of shots Phil.

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    1. You could also maybe use your office photocopier to makes copies of leaves?

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    1. I'll take that prevarication as an admission of guilt, then.......

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  8. Thank you Phil, a lovely reprise.
    I think auto-correct has struck again in your reply to Adrian, it has changed ramsons to damsons...

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