Centaurea scabiosa). One of the Daisy family, it is a common sight in Britain and is also very popular with insects - especially the bees.
Coleophoridae. The leaves of the Greater Knapweed have moisturising or emollient properties for smoothing and soothing dry skin.
Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium) is beginning to bloom now as well. The tall, stately plants rise above the surrounding flora and send up these wonderful, pink-flowered spikes, which look fantastic in the bright sunshine.
These were growing near Mapperley Wood this morning as we left the shade of the woodland and emerged into the sunshine of Slack Lane.