Flower of the Month

Each month I select one wildflower from Poitou-Charentes and write something about it and present you with some photos. Sometimes it will be a common flower which you might easilly see as you drive about the department, some months it may be a bit of a rarity. In some months like during the winter it will be whatever I can find that is in flower.

Here is a list of flowers for 2012/2013/2014 and you can click onto each one to see what I have said about it.

January Hazel(2012)         Gorse  (Ulex europeaus) (2013) Lesser Cellandine (Ranunculus ficaria) (2014)

February Primrose (Primula Vulgaris)2012  Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans) 2013 Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) 2014

March    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 2012 Narrow Leaved Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia)2013 Lesser Perwinkle (Vinca minor) 2014

April   Greater Stichwort2012 Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum) 2013

May Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunclus bulbosus) 2012 Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) 2013 Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum) 2014

June Columbine  (Aquilegia vulgaris)2012  Dog Rose ( Rosa canina)2013

July ??2012???  Field Bindweed (Columbine arvensis) 2013

August   Wild Chicory (Chicorum intybus) 2012  Hemp Agrinomy (Eupatorium cannabinium)2013 Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)2014

September  Wild Carot (Dacus carota) 2012 Heather (Calluna vulgaris)2013

October 2012  Autumn Crocus, (Colchicum autumnale)2012  Eurpean Golden Rod (Solidago)2013

November  Hawkweed Ox-tongue2012 Ivy (Hedera helix)2013

December Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)

To see other photos I have taken click Alamy Photos


8 thoughts on “Flower of the Month”

  1. Ann Ashwell said:

    While out walking in March we have seen a lot of purple toothwort in the verges. I had identified it a couple of years ago under some trees near the lake in Javarzay. The ones I have seen this year have been near Lezay. An interesting plant.

    • That’s an interesting plant, I have never seen the Purple Toothwort, I have seen the Common Toothwort which is pink/white in colour. They are parasitic and also feed on insects which they trap in their underground roots and stems. Quite weird.

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