Sunday, 11 July 2010

Cotswold wild flowers

The wild flowers of the Cotswold roadsides have been fantastic this year, perhaps because in the prevailing dry conditions the grass has not grown so tall as usual and they are more visible. Travelling across the hills to lunch today the display in the verges was so beautiful I stopped to take pictures in several places. Here are a few of the results.

Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum) with Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) and Great Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa).

Mostly Field Scabious


Great Knapweed

Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense)


To me Geranium pratense is the flower of the Cotswolds, beautifying the roadsides for mile after mile.

3 comments:

  1. thank you - makes me long for the countryside. How lovely are our wildflowers - the Great Knapweed has a wonderfully statuesque profile

    Laura

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  2. The Cotswolds is one of those places I dream of visiting one day. These photos inspire revery. Thank you. :)

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  3. hi John, yes the dorset hedgerows have been pretty impressive this year too...earlier on the blackthorn was lovely...

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