Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris
Native - Flowers July - Sept, aromatic perennial, grows up to 1.5m find it  all over the place but not a problem. 





Face Book Group - Flora & Fauna of the Yarrow Valley



This group on Face Book is for anyone interested in the Yarrow Valley of Lancashire

Your welcome to join us 


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bread Wheat - Triticum aestivum

Bread Wheat - Triticum aestivum

Usually find this near bird feeders - 



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cleaver - Galium aparine

Cleaver - Galium aparine
Lots of different names for this one mainly to do with the sticky way it clings to most things.
 Also one that has been used as a medicinal & food plant in the past.
These are the seeds and you can see how they spread so easily.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mock-orange - Philadelphus coronarius

Mock-orange - Philadelphus coronarius
There use to be cottages in this area, it's a beautiful reminder of the love that must have gone into the garden. 




Garden Privet - Ligustrum ovalifolium

Garden Privet  - Ligustrum ovalifolium
A popular hedge in our village


The Hoverfly was enjoying the sunshine.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pineappleweed - Matricaria discoidea

Pineappleweed - Matricaria discoidea
Introduced & naturalised, it grows every where yet not a problem as yet.
Also called Wild Chamomile, the flowers smell of Pineapple when crushed.