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Summer/Autumn Flowers

Sunday, September 20th 2015

There are times of the year that we associate with certain flowers.  In the spring we eagerly await the pale yellow Primroses and June sees the Dog Roses in bloom.  Late summer it is Fleabane, Hemp Agrimony, Sneezewort and even some Dandelions.  The flowers that show their colours in late summer can last well into autumn, depending on the weather, of course.

Hardhead's purple flowers are attractive to bees.

Bee on Hardhead

When carrying out the monthly flower walk Mint can only be recorded as 'Mint' species.  There is more than one type and they hybridise!  When trodden on the leaves release that wondeful minty aroma.

Mint sp

Wood Cranesbill is on our species list.  It only grows in three places on the reserve.  This plant is growing in the Scrapes and it was assumed, when the photograph was taken, to be Wood Cranesbill.  But on examining the photograph carefully this may not be so.  A trip through the undergrowth and several of the ladies who carry out the flower walk, plus flower books will be needed to confirm ID!

Possible Wood Cranesbill


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