wild flowers

A photo collection of the wild flowers in and around our garden, and on nearby walks. Names written [like this] are the ones we have given them as they seem to have no common name. We will try, at some point, to name them all…

Update: we have now added a separate page for the orchids.

First appearing late winter:

lesser_celandine

narcissus_bulbicodium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lesser celandine and narcissus bulbicodium [trumpet daffodil]

giant_orchid

early_purple_orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

barlia robertiana giant orchid and orchis mascula early purple orchid

daisy

speedwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

daisy and speedwell

wild_iris

blackthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iris subbiflora [galega iris] and blackthorn (sloe)

linaria_amethystea

common_fumitory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linaria amethystea [galega toadflax] and common fumitory

linaria_polygalifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linaria polygalifolia a yellow version which is usually only found along the coast and sand dunes…

chamomile

primrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chamomile and primrose

large_med_spurge

field_marigold2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

large meditteranean spurge and field marigold

gorse

The gorse, of course, can be seen in flower most of the year.  Apparently, it makes a lovely summer cordial with a taste of coconut, something to try!

Spring:

dog_violet

buttercup1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

common dog-violet and bulbous buttercup

sawfly_ophrys_tenthredinifera

naked_man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ophrys tenthredinifera sawfly orchid and orchis italica naked man orchid

little_robinherb_robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

herb robert and little robin

starofbethlehem

spanish_bluebell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spanish bluebell and star-of-bethlehem

garden_rocket

some-dandelion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

garden rocket and a type of dandelion

sword-leaved_helleborine

rosy_garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sword-leaved helleborine and rosy garlic

Salvia-sclareoides-

astragalus_lusitanicus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

salvia sclareoides? and astragalus lusitanicus [galega lupin]

Early summer:











 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few days later:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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