Today, I thought we would have something to brighten up an otherwise, dull day. On our recent walks around Shipley Park, we have been fortunate to find some rather beautiful flowers. Among these, two stand out, not because they have particularly large or showy flowers, but because they have a gorgeous pink colour - not a colour we see too much of around here with the majority of yellows and whites.
First, a diminutive flower blooming in open clusters on top of bright green stems in dry grassland and woodland rides hereabouts. The Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea).
Next, a member of the Pea family, the Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius).