Author Topic: Flora  (Read 23384 times)

fernman

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1727
Re: Flora
« Reply #120 on: 11:08:07, 03/04/17 »
I'm puzzled that the image doesn't show for some of you, though admittedly it's quite small, less than 1/4 of the size of those posted by Pleb and Jac. Maybe it's a browser thing? I'll leave that to the IT experts.

Having now looked at the picture zoomed to 400% on the large monitor of my desktop pc, I would say the flowers are those of a small sedge or a woodrush, though as I'm not at the spot with a field guide and x10 hand lens I can't put it any closer than that.

dittzzy

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1603
Re: Flora
« Reply #121 on: 18:09:41, 03/04/17 »

It's a browser thing.  Wierdly, I can see stuff on Google Chrome that I can't see on Internet Explorer, and vice versa.  Bear with me, I'll post another pic - once I work out how to do it that all browsers can see.

dittzzy

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1603
Re: Flora
« Reply #122 on: 21:08:42, 03/04/17 »




This one is from photobucket.  Any better?  I still don't know what the flower/plant is.  As far as leaves are concerned I don't think it has any, although that grassy stuff around the flower heads may be part of the plant. 


Anyhoo, I have my plant books and google search at the ready.  Can anyone point me in the right direction.  I've looked at rushes and sedges, but none of the pictures I have match.


Ta very muchly.
« Last Edit: 21:12:08, 03/04/17 by dittzzy »

sunnydale

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8094
Re: Flora
« Reply #123 on: 21:33:25, 04/04/17 »
Hi Tracey,


Your plant is Cotton Grass.  The flowers haven't yet developed to their 'fluffy' cottony stage, which is why they are hard to identify.


Tracey :)
***Happiness is only a smile away***

dittzzy

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1603
Re: Flora
« Reply #124 on: 21:48:34, 04/04/17 »
Cheers Tracey.


I knew you'd know.   O0 O0

barewirewalker

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2698
Re: Flora
« Reply #125 on: 12:05:11, 07/04/17 »
A favourite of mine at this time of year, a few years ago I would have struggled to find even a small patch of this beautiful flower, the Wood Anemonie and have treasured my special places where I could find them, such as Flying Dingle on Long Mountain. A couple of days ago we walked a popular route around Cole Mere near Ellesmere and there they were in profusion. A real uplift for Mrs BWW, who has been laid low by a very nasty virus and is needing time to recover.







BWW
Their Land is in Our Country.

Dovegirl

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1644
Re: Flora
« Reply #126 on: 12:39:37, 07/04/17 »
BWW  -  it's lovely seeing these flowers carpeting the woodlands     :)     
Hope Mrs BWW is feeling better soon

barewirewalker

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2698
Re: Flora
« Reply #127 on: 17:59:30, 08/04/17 »
Thanks Dovegirl and Mrs BWW is now feeling better O0
BWW
Their Land is in Our Country.

barewirewalker

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2698
Re: Flora
« Reply #128 on: 12:51:29, 12/04/17 »
I like to think up scenarios, to use so that I find out more about the countryside I am walking through, here a few days ago I spoke to a farmer with the excuse I am interested in old farm buildings and obtained his permission to look around the outside of the farm and take a few photos. Really I was trying to find out about the ownership and occupation of land in the locality.


Not all routes lead to the expected destination, as I have found out with some of my navigation, this farm did have some unusual farm buildings, so my efforts to wheedle info out of the 'old guy', a couple of years younger than myself  ;D , at a guess, but this I thought to a be little gem;

I had no clue to the identity of the flower, but found it to be Yellow Corydalis using this identifacation website;
http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/content/species.asp?545


took a bit of time working it out, the leaves are 'whorls' and not 'opposite' and the flower is Zygomorphic, which completely blows my head, But seemed to be worth a try. :D
and fired in clay there are tulips, primroses, snowdrops and wood anemonies? Botanicalkeys were no help there  :)
Anyway hope that is of some interest.

BWW
Their Land is in Our Country.

pleb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1868
Re: Flora
« Reply #129 on: 10:32:51, 13/04/17 »

Jac

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1077
Re: Flora
« Reply #130 on: 12:40:33, 17/04/17 »
Primroses on the cliffs near Coleton fishacre
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

pleb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1868
Re: Flora
« Reply #131 on: 10:50:54, 02/05/17 »

comfrey

pleb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1868
Re: Flora
« Reply #132 on: 10:51:35, 02/05/17 »

cowslip

pleb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1868
Re: Flora
« Reply #133 on: 10:51:58, 02/05/17 »

green alkanet

pleb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1868
Re: Flora
« Reply #134 on: 10:52:29, 02/05/17 »

greater celandine