Wednesday, 10 July 2013

White and Yellow

The predominant colours in the countryside at the moment are white and yellow.  The pinks and purples of the orchids are fading and the vetches and Hogweeds are taking their place.  Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is all over the place right now and their bright yellow flowers are a wonderful sight.
The flowers start of a deep orange colour, changing to yellow as they open.  This colour change leads to their common name of 'Eggs and Bacon'.
Another yellow flower which is gracing us at the moment, is the Perforate St John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum).  The leaves of this plant are covered with tiny, translucent dots which appear to be perforations - hence the name!
On to the white flowers and the White Stonecrop (Sedum album) once again. I have mentioned this plant before, but it is so lovely, it's well worth more than one mention.
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