Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Some Isle of May Wild Flowers

On our recent visit to the Isle of May the predominant flower was sea campion (Silene maritima) which carpeted much of the island.

Here and there large patches of buttercup amongst the sea campion.
At first sight a bit similar to buttercup, silverweed (Potentilla anserina) can be distinguished  by its characteristic leaves which have a silvery sheen.
Thrift (Armeria maritima) is another common plant, although much of it had finished flowering there were one or two pink patches.
A patch of tiny flowered forget-me-nots.

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