Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Wood Anemone and Primrose

Wood Anemone, Anemone blanda

The Wood Anemone, Anemone blanda, and the Primrose, Primula vulgaris, have been giving a pretty floral display along the canal side path brightening up even the dullest of early spring days. A path not walked down by many, this display is rarely seen but is so worth a look should you visit the college at this time of year,   

Wood Anemone and Primroses

Both plants have naturalised well in this woodland environment spreading along the banks of the ditch, the base of the trees and between the path and the canal hedge. The Anemone has delicate, blue daisy like flowers that remain closed on the dull days but they lift their heads towards the sun and open wide to acknowledge it when it shines upon them.  

Primrose, Primula vulgaris

The Primrose also has delicate flowers,  pale yellow in colour arising from a rosette of tongue shaped leaves. The yellow and blue flowers have created a colourful, yet subtle carpet on the woodland floor and this covering will get larger as they both continue to spread.

Primrose on the side of the ditch

Primrose on the edge of the lake

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