Cornish Wild Flowers in June

The hedgerows, lanes and fields in Cornwall are awash with colour in the month of June. So here are just some of the beauties I managed to capture, though not all of them have been identified.




Cow Parsley and grasses
Cow Parsley and grasses


Hawthorn Hedgerows and Broom and field of grasses

There are so many colours to be found in the natural world.


19 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Jude your wild flower knowledge is excellent, I used to know so many but I’ve long since forgot. A gorgeous post!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I still see ones I recognise but can’t remember the name! And as for the grasses!

  2. nowathome says:

    It is such a beautiful time of the year!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It certainly is! I hope we have a good summer this year.

  3. All so very lovely.

  4. Wow with bells on! These are all growing wild??? I particularly like the grasses. (In Stanthorpe with unexpected limited reception.)

    1. Is that Stanthorpe in QLD? If so, I hope you are wearing your thermal underwear. It’s pretty chilly there!

    2. Heyjude says:

      Yup! All in country lanes, on walls, by the sea. In fields. Must try and find a book about different grasses.

  5. I love them all but I like Hottentot Figs best. What a name!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The fruit is edible but very sour and apparently you can make a sour fig jam from them. I never tried.

  6. pommepal says:

    So colourful Jude. Hottentot Figs, what a weird name. It looks very much like a flower that grows along the dunes here, but I can’t remember the name but know it is not Hottentot figs, who could forget a name like that….

    1. Heyjude says:

      Native to South Africa also called vygies or sour figs (Hottentot was a range of mountains where they presumably were first found, also a word given to the Khoikhoi race so it is not used now in that context). You may know them as ice plants?

      1. pommepal says:

        Ah yes that is the name I was trying to think of. Don’t know why the name ice when they grow in such hot places….

  7. “Sheep’s bit scabious” and “Hottentot figs”!!! Tell me you made up those names! 😉
    These are gorgeous photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Hahaha… no I haven’t, though it’s not PC to call the vygies Hottentot Figs any more. You know them as Ice Plants (which I find quite bizarre)

      1. I saw that reference in other comments on your post. I recognise the flower, but don’t know them by any name (which applies to most flowers in my case, actually). I tell you, it’s almost cold enough here now (6C or 7C at night) to get ice! 😦

  8. Beautywhizz says:

    What an abundance of beautiful wildflowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, and thank you for the follow too 🙂

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