We have so many lovely wild flowers in our garden and in the surounding fields and woods.
On this page i will try to identify them all and where i don’t know what they are called ill add a photo and maybe someone will kindly tell me.
Fritillaria Meleagris – Spring 2014
These lovely flowers can be found mainly in the woods and in the more boggy parts of the surrounding fields.
The snake’s head fritillary is one of the most exquisite jewels in the treasure house of British wild flowers. Its linear grey-green leaves are followed in spring by nodding heads sometimes of pure white, or more frequently marked with a delicate chequerboard pattern in shades of purple.
This is a genus of approximately 100 species of bulbous perennials. They are distributed throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, particularly the Mediterranean, Asia and North America. They occupy a range of habitats from woodland to open meadows and high screes.
The majority bloom in spring, with flowers that are generally bell-shaped and pendant. The leaves are usually linear or lance-shaped. The name comes from the Latin word fritillus, a dicebox, from the spotted markings on the flowers of F. meleagris, which are suggestive of a dice-board.
Information by http www.rhs.org.uk
Thanks Gary for telling me about these flowers.
Unknown Flower – Spring 2014
Anyone know what this flower is? The leaves look like hyacinth. We have a few of them growing in our bottom field and on our lawn.
Wild Violets – March 2015
Our front garden is blanketed in wild violets, which didn’t flower last year, but boy are they making up for it this year, the scent is so potent its intoxicating.