Category Archives for Wildflowers

Favourite Meadow Flowers

Meadows are the home of some choice wild flowers. Some, like fritillaries, have vanished from most sites, but others, like vetches and medicks, are actually welcomed by farmers. The traditional English meadow with its profusion of brilliant flowers in spring … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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Flowers of Dry Pastures and Grasslands

Over the centuries, Britain’s pastures and meadows have been created from cleared forests. Many of the plants and flowers that grow in the drier grasslands were once planted as fodder crops, or are able to survive constant grazing of the … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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Cornfield Flowers: Arable Weeds

Arable weeds such as poppies produce millions of seeds per acre. These seeds sometimes lie dormant for many years before growing into the familiar blaze of vivid colour. Arable weeds must tolerate ploughing, harvesting, chemical weedkillers and so on, as … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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