Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Black Middens Flowers

I wandered up and down the quiet lane at Black Middens yesterday afternoon, between the Tarset Burn and Comb, looking for flowers and butterflies. Sadly the Orange Tip avoided me again, but only just; I did get very near to photographing one.

The flowers were more obliging even though it was rather breezy. This Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galobdolon) was a new-for-me species ...

And these are the best of the rest:

Water Avens (Geum rivale)

Cuckooflower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis)

Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes)

A this past-its-best Bugle (Adjuga pertans)

As ever, if I have identified any of the flowers incorrectly, please do let me know.


Wilma said...

Lovely photos, Emma. I especially like the water avens, it is a new one for me.


PCF said...

Keep up the Orange Tip quest. I managed a couple of poor shots on Sunday when I found a number of them on a small white 4 petal cruciform flower which I'll try to ID but they also seem to like but not land on flowering nettles. Easy to lose because they tend to close up on landing only opening out after a while.

kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely wildflower pics Emma, especially the Water Avens, Linda

holdingmoments said...

Lovely selection Emma. That first one is a stunner. Looks very impressive.

Emma Anderson said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.