My interest in wild flowers
began when I was quite
young. A book of wildflowers
pressed at 11, still exists.
The pleasure in finding a rare
plant for the first
time is almost
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Oyster Plant is rare and decreasing, but still
found sporadically on coarse shingle along the
Down coast .
Purple saxifrage, one of Ireland’s rare plants.
-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
Herb Robert, a common flower,
with a beauty of its own
Cranberry grows in bogs around Lough Fea ,
These berries,almost ripe,
were nestling in dried spagnum.
Sea Bindweed grows on Dune slacks
close to Portballintrae
Rosa villosa, a pretty pale pink wild rose
seems 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,pretty and common,is
An attractive range of colours,
in spagnum and sundew
Harebell-one of our prettiest late summer wildflowers,
found on coastal dunes and heaths,
and also inland on basalt rocks.
Lobelia dortmana (Water Lobelia), a rare semi-aquatic,
appears some years in L.Fea, a few metres into the lake.
Other Wild Flowers
Trees & Leaves