Taking pictures of the first
spring flowers never loses its
Year after year, violets,
primroses, bluebells and. marsh
marigolds ask to be
photographed., and each year I
imagine I can do it better.
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Spring Wild flower Gallery
Blackthorn in April.
Coltsfoot,one of the first spring flowers to show,
often on bare inhospitable ground.
The beautiful flowers promise sunshine
Kingcups or Marsh Marigolds etc.
Popular flowers often have
a number of common names?
We should look after our bluebells,
They are only native to the coast of N.W. Europe
and in particular-the west of the British Isles.
The early dog violet is often missed.
Recognise it by the purple spur
at the back of the flower.
More common on limestone areas.
An early spring flower,often missed
as it produces its ghostly pink/white flowers
at the end of March
The woodland floor is decorated by
for a few weeks
in early April (above and below)
Yellow Flags are worth a closer look,
but often ignored
Hedgebanks facing south are often decorated
with Dog Violets
Wood Sorrel loves shady damp corners and
damp depressions in tree trunks.
Leaves have sharp taste due to Oxalic Acid.
One of my favourite flowers to photograph,
maybe because I feel I have never
quite done it justice!
The bluebell wood at Killymoon is beautiful from
mid to late May.
Water Avens flowers appear for only a few
weeks in May.
2016 - A great year for bluebells, and the bluebell woods at Lissan are among the best in N.I.
Other Wild Flowers