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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Great pictures Penners. They should be like that here in a couple of weeks, they are out in gardens but the shaded woodland round here doesn't have any flowers yet
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:48 pm

So beautiful Penfold!
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:09 pm

Love the Bluebell pics Penners. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Batty » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:51 pm

Lovely photos, Penfold. :clap:
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby wicked woman » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:08 pm

Love all the pics, thanks Janet, Penfold and MrGravier.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby janet » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Lovely pics Penners. There was a wood I walked to from where I lived in Shropshire and I really don't think it was on the tourist track at all (everyone wants to walk along Wenlock Edge but very few pay attention to the other edges which run in parallel to it) because it was so similar to your experience and my border terrier and I never met a soul walking up there. It's an uplifting moment when you see a great carpet of flowers like that.....sigh!
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:23 pm

Where were you Janet? Bluebells are not quite there yet here.... but maybe next week :D
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby janet » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:47 am

I lived behind Shipton church in Corvedale. Used to walk up the farm road and along the field edges to get to the wood but don't think that was a proper public footpath. It led to the edge of an escarpment running parallel to Wenlock Edge (but have feeling there's another ridge in between - they form a pattern like waves on the ocean). It was so peaceful up there and, yes, the bluebells were at their best around the middle of May.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby MrGravier » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:24 am

Everytime i see lilac, i think "remember, remember"

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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:56 pm

On our walk today, I found this beauty. It's some kind species of Ornithogalum, probably Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum). Click for a larger version.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby janet » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:17 pm

That's lovely CB. Just discovered what's lacking in my library.....books which include German native flora. Nearest i can get is Stellaria holostea but, without knowing which foliage belongs to the flowers, that's just a guess.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:44 pm

No, it's not Stellaria holostea. It's definitely a monocotyledon with long swordlike leaves with parallel nervature and other typical features.
I collected one last year when we had to make a herbarium and got away with Ornithogalum umbellatum - even though the umbellatum part is not quite sure, Ornithogalum it is.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby janet » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:12 pm

A new one to me,CB, but very pretty all the same :D
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby wicked woman » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Very nice CB.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:47 am

Great pics! I love the smell of lilacs. We have a lilac bush right next to our house.
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