Thoughts turning to wild flowers and native British Orchids


This time of year is time to get out and enjoy the fantastic wild flora of Britain. This has been a cold spring for our corner of Somerset and a walk through nearby Asham Wood (The Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient semi-natural woodland) shows that many species are flowering a little later than usual. The wonderful native daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) are still in full flower (above) and the Early Purple Orchids (Orchis mascula) are still not showing their flower spikes but the lush spotty leaves are full of promise for next month (below).

Some of the other gorgeous woodland wild flowers to see along with the daffodils are primroses, wood anemones, common dog violet, alternate leaved saxifrage and barren strawberry.




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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    What wonderful flowers. We are so lucky to live in such an unspoilt and beautiful part of the country.

  2. Andrew Jones says:

    Makes me think of Tibenham Chase in the forest of Dean and the bluebells in the spring.