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Yellow Flowers

Sunday, June 29th 2014

There are many yellow flowers in bloom across the reserve.  Some we can easily identify, like Greater Spearwort shown below.  This plant likes very damp conditions and grows in many of the ponds on the reserve.  Bees and hoverflies feed from these flowers.

Greater Spearwort

Buttercups have five petals but occasionally some flowers have more.

Many petaled buttercup

There are then the dandelion, hawkweed, hawkbits and mouse ears which always take a great deal of sorting out, but they are beautiful flowers to enjoy.  Insects of all shapes and sizes feed from them.  These damselflies were just resting here for a few seconds.

Dandlion like flower with damselflies

This dandelion like flower was multi-headed and growing along the obstacle course path.

Another dandelion like flower

We know exactly where this plant grows, yet every year we have to search for it!  Weld grows on the path near the Sycamore Avenue.  It can grow to a height of about two feet.

Weld

Honeysuckle wends its way through the trees.  The scent attracts moths during the night when they are more active.  It is flowering well this year.

Honeysuckle


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