After a weekend of lively weather, thunder, lightning, downpours and everything else, it was time to get out and about again this morning. The skies were blue, the birds were singing and all was right with the world... Well, until the inconsiderate cyclists started whizzing past, dinging their bells and making a damned nuisance of themselves.
Odontites verna) plants which have a reddish tinge to the whole plant as well as pink flowers. Partly parasitic, it gains some of its nutrients from the very grasses among which it grows. Common throughout the UK where the soils are rather poor, such as roadsides, waste land, railway cuttings, etc. The plant has a rather sticky feel to it, but is quite attractive nonetheless.