Friday, 22 July 2011


Only a short walk to Argos this morning, returning via town for a little retail therapy.  So, just one pic today of a gorgeous plant in full bloom at the moment and quite common round these parts.  The Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).
The family to which Loosestrife belongs, also contains Henna - well known for it's dying qualities - and the Pomegranate, neither of which you would find growing along the Nutbrook Canal as this Loosestrife was.  The bright, pinkish purple flowers are a great favourite with bees, butterflies and various other flying insects.
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