Thursday, 19 June 2014

Yellows

Back to the flowers again this morning.  With Orchids, Dog Roses, Red Clover and many others, there seems to be a plethora of pink at the moment.  But amongst all the pink, there is also quite a lot of yellow to be found.  By the waterways, the Yellow Flag Iris' (Iris pseudacorus) are still blooming wonderful.
Near Cinder Hill and all the orchids to be found there, one large patch of yellow flowers is also to be seen. This is a Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris).
Vital to the health of grassy meadows, the Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) is a semi-parasitic plant which takes some of its nutrients from neighbouring plants, especially the grasses, which keeps them in check and prevents them overpowering the other wild flowers.
Of course, the most common yellow flower is still the Buttercup.  And a very handsome sight they are too, especially when seen among those pink Orchids.
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