Author Topic: Wild Flowers  (Read 6872 times)

David Martin

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 09:30:17 pm »
Medicago was one of the first plants to have it's genome sequenced. It is often used as a fallow crop which is then ploughed back into the soil.

Been out around the garden with the long lens (Nikkor Ai 180/2.8) and the extension tubes. A bit of chromatic fringing at high extension but otherwise seemed to get some nice pics.


DSC_5388 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


DSC_5357 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


DSC_5369 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


DSC_5350 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


DSC_5344 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


DSC_5426 by davidmamartin, on Flickr


Gooseberry by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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BrianI

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 09:49:03 pm »
Lots of lovely photos of wild flowers in this thread!   :thumbsup:

Alas, I only wish I had a decent macro lens for my pentax K100D...   :-\

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 09:57:36 pm »
Thanks DM.  Interesting re. medicago genome - wiki entry didn't mention it.  I did notice that the flower is pea-like, which fits with it being a member of "Fabaceae or Leguminosae, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family"...

"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 10:12:11 pm »
I saw quite a few Water Avens on the Fleet Moss on Sunday, which is what I'd say DSC5426 is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_rivale

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2012, 11:41:55 pm »
I saw quite a few Water Avens on the Fleet Moss on Sunday, which is what I'd say DSC5426 is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_rivale

I'd say that Geum buds are more rounded  - since our orange Geum x borisi has been flowering recently. 

My money's on campion.    :)   

Bud I could be wrong...
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 11:52:55 pm »
You might well be right. I tend to use Image Google to look at variable flowers.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1102&bih=855&q=Water+Avens&gbv=2&oq=Water+Avens&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1g-S3g-mS1&aql=&gs_l=img.12..0j0i5j0i24l3j0i5i24.3463.7549.0.10828.11.10.0.1.1.0.80.703.10.10.0...0.0.ep3PmJnAfkA
Although it does lead you into some odd areas, such as this Police raid on Water Avens Way, Stockton.


Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2012, 12:08:44 am »
Actually I've gone off Campion as a candidate -  they seem to have leaves close to the buds...  :)

They could be buds of DSC_5350  - Geranium?
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2012, 06:48:42 pm »
I stopped to snap some water Avens on my Leyland to Masham ride today. A couple of shots of Water Avens, and some Early Purple Orchids.






Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2012, 08:11:40 pm »
Good orchid find - I've only seen a bee orchid in't wild.
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2012, 11:13:43 am »
Good orchid find - I've only seen a bee orchid in't wild.

It's difficult to miss them when they're up to 18 inches high and on the road verge. Orchids are more common than many think. The Chilterns are a good place to look for the rarer ones. The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust will be going reserve tours soon. That's where you might see rarities.

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2012, 07:05:26 pm »
Growing near the ponds we put in our new woods last year - a slightly different view






Clicky through to Flickr to get the names of the plants, although to be fair, they are all common!
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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2012, 06:28:31 pm »
A bit of a sod to get the depth of field right.





BrianI

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2012, 07:17:02 pm »
A Wild Pansy appears:



From yesterdays wander up Corb Glen / Dunning.

clarion

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2012, 09:06:09 pm »
I'm afraid I'm not good at identifying flowers, but I found this one very pretty.  I hope someone will be able to tell me what it is.  Apologies for phone snap.



Better shot of the leaves of the same plant


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clarion

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2012, 09:07:14 pm »
I liked this one too.  There was lots of it in the quiet Kent lanes

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2012, 12:18:26 am »
Clarion, the first one is periwinkle.  I'm working on the second!

clarion

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2012, 06:40:55 am »
Thanks for that. :)
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Riggers

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2012, 11:16:39 am »
On the Gower peninsula at the weekend. Sea Pinks we think:

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

BrianI

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2012, 06:59:17 pm »
On the Gower peninsula at the weekend. Sea Pinks we think:

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Sea Thrifts, I think.

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2012, 08:52:25 pm »
Thrift/ Sea Thrift/ Sea Pink/ Armeria maritima   :)
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2012, 03:39:18 pm »
The meadows in Betty's Wood are starting to come along nicely.  There are large drifts of ox-eye daisy in flower - here is a picture of a bank near one of the ponds covered with ox-eye daisies.  We could do with a bit of sunshine to bring other stuff out into flower though!


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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2012, 05:26:43 pm »
Dark Red Helleborine.



clarion

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2012, 05:52:46 pm »
Teazles:



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clarion

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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2012, 05:55:20 pm »
I don't know what these flowers are, but they were in one of the meadows we walked through near Chipstead:




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Wild Flowers
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2012, 09:03:29 am »
The second one is self heal. Great little flower. We've had loads this year.
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