A few plants to identify if anyone can help please.The yellow flower was the tiniest blob, the blue flower was so pretty, the pink, I think is some type of Oxalis
I'm not good with weeds but I think that 2nd one is what we call Germander Speedwell, I get loads of it coming up here and I keep pulling it up, it's all over the place although as we can see it's rather a pretty weed...
Germander Speedwell - it did look very pretty - there was just the one clump that we saw - plenty of native bluebells, Ox Eye Daisies, buttercups, primroses and so much blossom on the blackthorn trees. It was wonderful to see so much colour.
The first one has a leaf a lot like Fothergilla major, but I don't know if you have those in the UK. Do the leaves color nicely in the fall?
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I can't tell you the answer to that Peggy - the flowers were all seen yesterday on a ramble on our granite cliffs overlooking the sea. I had never seen the yellow or blue flowered plants before.
Just a guess on my part. There are lots of varieties of Fothergilla and different bloom colors. I've always wanted one of the ones that color so spectacularly in the Fall but have not planted one as yet.
Number one could be a kind of Medicago, perhaps M. arabica.
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I have now had the flowers identified by a local botanist. She said the first (yellow) is a type of Medick, the second as identified by Malorena is Gemander Speedwell, the last is Oxalis Articulata - thanks for all the suggestions. I am sure there will be more to name as the season continues.