In May I’m looking for Wild flowers
(This month I want to see native wild flowers found in the hedgerows, woodlands, farmland, meadows, by the coast, up a mountain, on the heath and even in your own garden. Basically those plants that haven’t been planted, but occur naturally, although specifically planted wild flower meadows can be included. Wild flowers provide food for humans and wildlife and are usually hardy, resilient and well adapted to the climate and soils, and yes sadly often referred to as weeds.)
Solomon’s Seal: (Polygonatum multiflorum)
Britain has three native species. Polygonatum multiflorum (Solomon’s Seal) is the most common, being found in lowland woods containing Ash and Field maple on chalk and limestone. Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomon’s Seal) is a plant of limestone pavements and cracks, so it is disappearing. Polygonatum verticillatum (Whorled Solomon’s Seal) is an uncommon plant of wooded gorges and river banks, mainly in Scotland.
Most are two feet high or so (on average) and most have arching stems with pairs of leaves giving rise to another common name Ladder in Heaven.
The flowers, which are most often ivory-white, hang downwards in clusters from the leaf joints and they are often edged in green and slightly fragrant.
If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂
- Create your own post and title it May: Wild Flowers
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- Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in June.
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29 thoughts on “garden photography: Solomon’s Seal”
Beautiful! We share the love for wildflowers! Here is mine. http://wp.me/p6QI6G-1y
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What lovely dainty little flowers these are I love the delicate pale green tips of the flower. I’ve moved away from WA this week. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/garden-photography-challenge-wild-flowers-2/
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Here is my entry for May – beautiful tropical frangipanis, growing in Hawaii. https://theeternaltraveller.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/growing-wild/
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What a lovely, delicate little flower! In contrast, I have hardy flowering plants that can survive sand, salt and sea: https://flowersbykaz.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/may-wild-flowers-seaside/
Ah, yes, I need to go hunting flowers by the sea. I have been wrapped up in discovering the countryside so far.
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