Tuesday Flowers (and fungi)

The flowers I saw on my walk from the wet woodland around River Tas to the farmland as I came into Hempnall

Great Horsetail growing in great abundance: 22 August 2020

Closeup of Great Horsetail: 22 August 2020

These giants cast the little horsetails your find in your garden into the shade. They grow up to 6′ tall.

Reeds: 22 August 2020

I love reeds this time of year. So much so, I’ve taken inspiration from them for my hair!

Wild Angelica: 22 August 2020

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.

Purple Loosestrife: 22 August 2020

Currently blooming around every small and large body of water! Along with Great Willowherb, it’s the most common waterside plant of this size

Lichen and fungi on a small twig: 22 August 2020

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.

Spear Thistle in seed: 22 August 2020

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.

Another thistle: 22 August 2020

But which thistle? I’m thinking it’s a milk thistle cos milk thistles grow around here, and those bracts are right.

Great Mullein: 22 August 2020

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.


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22 Responses to Tuesday Flowers (and fungi)

  1. Deborah says:

    I enjoyed these thank you Crispina! πŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful photos, Crispina. The close up of the lichen is amazing, and loosestrife is so pretty πŸ™‚


  3. Dale says:

    I know I repeat myself but I am in awe of those of you who can name plants as you do! I can spot a thistle (I love them) and loosestrife (though I had no idea what it was called). Horsetail, my grandmother made tea with, so very familiar with that…though I cannot remember seeing any six feet tall! Absolutely love your closeup of that twig. So interesting.

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  4. Wow, the pictures are so beautiful!

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  5. EntangleDesigns says:

    Beautiful shots! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you. I like to share the photos. I like to share the places I visit. I like to share my pleasures and delights

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      • EntangleDesigns says:

        I love them and i am glad you had a great time. I miss going out. These days it’s only for grocery shopping… πŸ˜”

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      • I was climbing the walls when travel was restricted. Public transport is still supposed to be for essential travel only. But I reckon my trips out to these places is essential. Not only for my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, but for that of my readers too. And who could put a price upon that!

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      • EntangleDesigns says:

        I get that and what’s important is to practice safety measures whenever one travels. Masks, safe distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and all that and i am sure you do take all those precautions. It’s a tough balancing act these days… Taking care of mental health while preventing a viral contagion. Do your best and stay safe. πŸ™‚

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      • We’re not allowed on the buses without a face covering. I’m asthmatic, I can’t wear a mask, but I do wear a visor-type shield. And I carry sanitiser with me all the time, easy to access. And the buses enforce the 6′ distance. Although my hiking partner/daughter is in my ‘bubble’ so w’re allowed to sit next to each other. And there has to be at least once window open on the bus. Oh, I’m gonna love that in the winter.
        But I have to say, it’s great not having to squeeze up to people who stink of perfume (gives me migraine). Room to spread, wonderful!


  6. You know so many plants – it’s really impressive.

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  7. I love the way horsetail is so different in its young and adult forms. Your fungi picture is amazing, you’d think it was of a large tree branch.

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