Marshland Flowers

Following fast upon (or under) Marshland Skies… some of the flowers seen on the two walks made (4th & 10th August 2020). They’re not flowers specific to marshland yet tend to grow in abundance there undisturbed by plough and harvester

Poppies and Corn Marigolds: 4th August 2020

Arable flowers, true, because we had to cross a cornfield.

Thistledown: 4th August 2020

A reminder of what will become of my purple hair!

Tansy: 4th August 2020

This year this one-time herbal remedy for intestinal worms is flowering in great abundance

Traveller’s Joy: 4th August 2020

A scrambling climber with several names. Best known is Old Man’s Beard (for its fluffy-like seed heads). It’s related to the clematis we grow in our gardens.

Great Willow Herb: 10th August 2020

I’d been trying all summer to get a good shot of this one. The sun bleaches the colour, or the wind won’t leave it alone. But finally…

Field Bindweed: 10th August 2020

Another that’s tricky: the sun tends to bleach all the colour. Happy with this one. It was scrambling everywhere along the tracks and paths.

And that’s all for now, folks. I’m hoping to get out on Thursday, but if the weather prohibits I do have the photos I took this Saturday, and a story to go with them

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44 Responses to Marshland Flowers

  1. Deborah says:

    These are so lovely! Thanks Crispina! šŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful photos, Crispina! I love great willow herb, it’s flowers are such a lovely pink. And field bindweed too, is so pretty šŸ™‚

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  3. They were definitely worth the wait šŸ˜

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  4. Tien Skye says:

    I love the colours of your shot for Great Willow Herb šŸ™‚

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  5. Dale says:

    These are absolutely wonderful! I love your walks.

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  6. Great pictures, beautiful flowers… but hold on… you’ve got purple hair? Now that’s really cool. šŸ˜

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    Great job getting the colors to pop even in the bright sunlight! And hooray, I finally recognized a flower: the poppy. If I had seen the thistle from a side angle I *might* have recognized it. (And what a wild hairstyle that would be indeed!) But none of the rest, so my score is still woefully low. I’d read about using tansy for herbal remedies but never seen the flowers before: thanks for the visual aid!

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  8. Lovely flowers. I do think bindweed is a very beautiful flower even though it strangles the other plants!

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  9. I recently (like… March?) read a book called “Where the Crawdads Sing.” One of the beautiful things was how she spoke of marshes as alive and full of beauty. This reminded me of those passages.

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