Bluebells, British wildflowers, Cornsalad, Cuckooflower, Doves-foot cranes-bill, Ground ivy, Lords-and-ladies, Lungwort, Red dead-nettle, Spring colour
All of a sudden, the countryside has been splashed and daubed and sprinkled with these pretty shades of pink and blue.
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides sp.), not the native species but still pretty
Common Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta), also known as Lamb’s lettuce
Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), which you might know as Milkmaids or Lady’s smock
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), this little beauty has some wonderful vernacular names, including Gill-over-the-ground and Run-away Robin
Lords-and-ladies (Arum maculatum), another wildflower named for a bird: Cuckoopint
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), also known as Our Lady’s milk and Mary’s tears
Red dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), which seems to be under every hedge, along every woodland edge right now
Dove’s-foot crane’s-bill (Geranium molle), found growing around the base of a local power pole yesterday
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