The flowers I saw on my walk from the wet woodland around River Tas to the farmland as I came into Hempnall
These giants cast the little horsetails your find in your garden into the shade. They grow up to 6′ tall.
I love reeds this time of year. So much so, I’ve taken inspiration from them for my hair!
I’m not 100% certain on this one. So many white umbellifers, so many with pinnate leaves. Yet everything about it (height, flowering time, environment) says it’s so.
Currently blooming around every small and large body of water! Along with Great Willowherb, it’s the most common waterside plant of this size
Only the most hopeful of idiots would try for a close up of a twig no bigger than my little finger when the wind is gusting up to 50 mph. But hey, here’s the result. Wow! I amaze myself.
So many thistles, I’m taking a bet on spear thistle, but it could be another. And I make no apologies for its inclusion. I love thistledown.
But which thistle? I’m thinking it’s a milk thistle cos milk thistles grow around here, and those bracts are right.
The Great Mullein can grow to 6′, which then is a frequent casualty of this wind. This one was heading on 5′ but wasn’t yet fully formed.