Duke of Burgundy
Proving (to me at least) that small and brown can be beautiful!
This year I'm always on the look out for wildflowers everywhere I visit and I photographed a few at Buckland Wood
The white form of Bugle.
I've seen pink ones before but this was a first for me.
After Buckland Wood I travelled a mile or so down the road to a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve called Brimley Hill Mire. I had heard that there was an impressive display of Lousewort there (thanks Roger) so thought I'd get some photos of it. I have seen it before on a couple of Marsh Fritillary sites in the past but hadn't given it much attention. It's worth a close look though. It's a pretty bizarre looking plant.
Typical flower assembledge at Brimley Hill Mire.
Including Lousewort, Heath Milkwort, and Tormentil
There were large carpets of Lousewort.
Lousewort and Heath Milkwort
This plant in a more grassy area was taller and greener.