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Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England during Mid Summer

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Thanks to Paul Stephenson for lending a copy of Observers Wild Flowers by Francis Rose. First published in 1937, third edition, completely revised and illustrated 1978, reprinted 1992, Bloomsbury Books. ISBN 1-8547-1083-4.

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Thanks to Scott, Paul, Barbara, Mark and Hywel (Darebsury) and Nancy K. Fasoldt from Syracuse, New York State for help in identifying flowers. Also to Paul Stephenson for lending a copy of "Observers Wilde Flowers" (by Francis Rose)
Also special mention goes to Paul Schofield [Local Image] | [Paul Schofield's Sanitised Homepage] at the Natural History Museum, London for using this as an excuse to annoy his colleagues in the Botany department. (thanks go to Roy Vickery and Rosemarie)

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

0. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Mayweed Chamomile or Corn Chamomile

(From Nancy K. Fasoldt, Syracuse, New York State (16th May 2000): "BTW, our garden columnist says the image you have is not Daisy - Bellis perennis. Rather, it is either mayweed chamomile or corn chamomile depending on whether the crushed foliage smells bad. Mayweed also known as "stinking daisy" and "fetid chamomile.")

Daisy - Bellis perennis -  (Compositae)

1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) or Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) (was labled as a Daisy - Bellis perennis - (Compositae))

Buttercup Buttercup

2. Buttercup - Ranunculus sp. (Ranunculaceae). Looks like "Ranunculus acris"

Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)

3. Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)

Honeysuckle Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum - (Caprifoliaceae) Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum - (Caprifoliaceae)

5. Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum - (Caprifoliaceae)

Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) or Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

6. Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) or Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) Creeping Thistle (Cirsium palustre) Creeping Thistle (Cirsium palustre)

7a. Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
7b. Creeping Thistle (Cirsium palustre)
7c. Creeping Thistle (Cirsium palustre)

 Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) Young out of focus Bramble  Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

8. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium)

10. Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium)

Epilobium hirsutum - great hairy willowherb (Onagraceae)

22. Meadas Cranesbill (?) or Wood Cranesbill (?)
Epilobium hirsutum - great hairy willowherb (Onagraceae) (www.nhm.ac.uk)

Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

11. Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Digitalis (also known as Foxglove)

15. Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

"Forgot to say too - 15 is more accurately Digitalis Purpurea, i.e. ordinary wild foxglove. You can tell it's wild because the flowers are only on one side of the stalk. Cultivated varieties come in yellow, white and pink (that I've seen).
From your friendly anorak...."

Red Clover (trefolium pratense)

16. Red Clover (trefolium pratense)

"Try not to trample 16 (the red clover). We need this plant to stop bumble bees from becoming extinct in the UK - no, really, it's true!"

Red Campion

17. Red Campion (sileme dioica)

White Clover White Clover

18. White Clover (trefolium repens)

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

19. Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Policeman's Helmet/Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) Policeman's Helmet/Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) Policeman's Helmet/Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

20. Policeman's Helmet/Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Hogweed or Cow Parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium) - with Bee at Work Hogweed or Cow Parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium) - with Bee at Work

21. Hogweed or Cow Parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium) - with Bee at Work

Dandelion

23. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) or Cat's-Ear (Hypochoeris radicata)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)  (Fabaceae)

24. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) (Fabaceae)

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

25. Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

Dandelion Seedhead

26. Dandelion Seedhead

Blue and Yellow flower under one of the pines

27. Blue and Yellow flower under one of the pines
Compositae - not a British native; flowers look to be artifically dyed. (www.nhm.ac.uk)

The implication from this assignment is that someone is going around the Daresbury Firs with a can of blue spray paint(?)

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

28. Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Possible Evening Primrose

29. Possible Evening Primrose

White Mignonette (Reseda ?alba)

30. White Mignonette (Reseda ?alba) (Resedaceae)

Honeysuckle

31. Honeysuckle

Back 
    amongst the Daresbury Firs looking Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower.

Back amongst the Daresbury Firs looking Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower.

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And you've been everything.

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenches--pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
Beautiful comrade-looks,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all that's good."

(Refer: ALCS -
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society:
http://www.alcs.co.uk)

This England

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
 This other Eden, demi-paradise,
 This fortress built by Nature for herself
 Against infection and the hand of war,
 This happy breed of men, this little world,
 This precious stone set in the silver sea...
 This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


 William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, 
 Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1 
 (JOHN OF GAUNT (Duke of Lancaster) speaks)

[Overview of the Lab and Surrounds] | [Refer: Summer 1999 Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Daresbury Laboratory, Firs/Woodland and Countryside] | [Refer: Spring Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England] | [Refer: Wildlife (Fauna!) around Daresbury Laboratory] | [Refer: Bridgewater Canal between Moore, Daresbury Laboratory and Runcorn] | [Refer: Living Like a King Session: Hatton Arms, Hatton, 22nd Sep 1999] | [Refer: Early Spring Meadows around Daresbury Lab and Hatton Arms] | [Refer: Spring 2000 Sunset Over Runcorn] | [Refer: An Early Autumn (1999) walk around the Daresbury Firs/woodland and Village] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn - 22nd April 2000] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn - 23rd April 2000] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn and Daresbury - 26th April 2000] | [Refer: Swans, Moore Village and Sunset - 27th April 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Herons,to Murdishaw, Runcorn] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Daresbury Firs and public path to Moore] | [Refer: First Buttercups around Daresbury and Canal] | [Refer: Sunset Over Runcorn - 6th May 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Canal, Cows, Ducks and Swan of Daresbury] | [Refer: Evening ramble, Daresbury Firs, Moore Village and Sunset] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Darebsury Firs, Moore and hazy Sunset] | [Refer: Spring Flower photos, Bridgewater Canal - 10th May 2000] | [Refer: To the Hatton Arms via Daresbury Village - 11th May 2000] | [Refer: Swans, Flowers around the Bridgewater Canal - 13th May 2000] | [Refer: Evening ramble, flowers, Beamline 9.2 and Pub - 13th May 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers after Spring Rain - 17th May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers and Duckings of Daresbury - 19th May 2000] | [Refer: Dawn and New Spring Flowers - 20th May 2000] | [Refer: Dawn, Flowers and Ducklings - 21st May 2000] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Daresbury, Moore, lone Ducking - 21st May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers, Skyscape and Ducklings - 22nd May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers, Speedwells and Ducklings - 22nd May 2000]


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