Wild flowers now

Two flowering plants - photographed yesterday, on the wild side of our driveway.imageimageThe first is red Campion, the second Winter Heliotrope (I think).


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,244

    Lovely, GDimage.  I think the top one is pink rather than red campion (silene dioica.)

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  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 427

    Lovely wild flowers GD. I love red campion and we see a lot of it in our Devon verges but never at this time of year. I've not seen winter heliotrope before, how pretty it is. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,449

    To differentiate between pink and red campions - the pink has a green calyx whereas the red campion has a red calyx. 

    Gorgeous to see the pics. 

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  • Thanks, I will take a closer look at the campions in future Dove - I still think these are red, although I must admit they have turned out to look more pink in the photo above.  I normally pull the Heliotrope out, but I am so glad that we left them to flower this time - the leaves are huge - like big saucers.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    Red Campions are very variable in their redness

    Pink Campion, Silene x hampeana is a cross between S. dioica and S. latifolia and also variable.

  • Another twoimageimage from today's walk in the lanes close by. Naval or penny wart and three angled garlic or Allium Triquetrum

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    Lovely. I must keep an eye on the place where I sowed your Navelwort

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 1,737

    Lovely, GD. You are weeks ahead of us but we are enjoying native daffs in great abundance.

  • Just to prove to you that Naval wort will grow just about anywhere over here - it is what some would describe as a thug!
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