My interest in wild flowers
began when I was young. A
book of wildflowers pressed when
The pleasure in finding a rare
plant for the first
time is almost
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Oyster Plant is rare and decreasing,but
found sporadically on coarse shingle along the
Down coast from Annalong to St.John’s Point.
Purple saxifrage,one of Ireland’s rare plants.
This one photographed on
limestone in Co.Sligo.
Rosa arvensis (above and below) has its
N.I.headquarters in Stewartstown area,where
the creamy white flowers are frequent in hedges
A very common flower,
with a beauty of its own
Cranberry grows in bogs around Lough Fea ,
These berries,not quite ripe,
are nestling in dried spagnum.
Sea Bindweed grows on Dune slacks
quite close to Portballintrae
Rosa villosa, a very pretty pale pink wild rose
which seems to be more common in
Mid-Ulster than elsewhere
The common dog rose brightens
hedges in early July but is soon gone.
A pretty and common flower
of the Potentilla family
Looked at closely,even a spear thistle
has real beauty
This dandelion was just
asking for a photograph
Bitter Vetch,is pretty and common -
An attractive range of colours,
in spagnum and sundew
One of our prettiest late summer wildflowers,found usually
on coastal dunes and heaths,
and also inland on basalt rocks.
Other Wild Flowers