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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Summary of Observered Spring 2000 Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

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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; and Robin Tasker for lending a book on "Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe" by Richard Fitter, Alastair Fitter and Marjorie Blamey, 1974, ISBN: 0 00-219069-09.

Also refer:

Also refer to :

rECOrd - The Local Record Centre for Cheshire, Halton, Warrington & Wirral
Chester Zoological Gardens, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH
Tel.: 01244 383749 / 383569 / 380280 Ext: 484 (ans phone)
steve.mcwilliam@rECOrd-lrc.co.uk
http://www.rECOrd-lrc.co.uk

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) and Daisy (Bellis perennis) Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) and Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  2. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)
  2. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Daisies (Bellis perennis) Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Daisies (Bellis perennis)
  2. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  • Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)
  • Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  • Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)
  • Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)

Albino Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Albino Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Albino Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Albino Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)

Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)
  2. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) (in the Fitter, Fitter and Blamey book the scientific name of Endymion non-scriptus is used)

Welted Thistle (Carduus acanthoides) Welted Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

  1. Welted Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)
  2. Welted Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

Wild Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

  1. Wild Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

Alpine Ragwort (Senecio squalidus) Alpine Ragwort (Senecio squalidus)

  1. Alpine Ragwort (Senecio squalidus)
  2. Alpine Ragwort (Senecio squalidus)

Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

  1. Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
  2. Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

Common Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides) or Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum)

  1. Common Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata)
  2. Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides) or Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum)

Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum) Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

  1. Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)
  2. Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

  1. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
  2. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

  1. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
  2. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)

  • Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  • Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients)
  • Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  • Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients)
  • Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients)

A Pale Willowherb (Epilobium rosium)

  1. A Pale Willowherb (Epilobium rosium)

Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum agg) Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum agg)

  1. Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum agg)
  2. Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum agg)

A Tormentil hybrid (Potentilla erecta, Potentilla angelica, Potentilla reptans) A Tormentil hybrid (Potentilla erecta, Potentilla angelica, Potentilla reptans)

  1. A Tormentil hybrid (Potentilla erecta, Potentilla angelica, Potentilla reptans)
  2. A Tormentil hybrid (Potentilla erecta, Potentilla angelica, Potentilla reptans)

Field Forget-me-nots (Myosotis arvensis) Field Forget-me-nots (Myosotis arvensis)

  1. Field Forget-me-nots (Myosotis arvensis)
  2. Field Forget-me-nots (Myosotis arvensis)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) Field Forget-me-nots (Myosotis arvensis)

  • Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
  • Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea) A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)

  1. A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)
  2. A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)

Ramsons (Allium ursinum) Ramsons (Allium ursinum)

  • Ramsons (Allium ursinum)
  • Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

  • Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  • Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  • Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

  • Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

Possible Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea)

  1. Possible Chickweed Wintergreen (Trientalis europaea)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  • Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  • Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

  • Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  • Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) or Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

  1. Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) or Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

  1. Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)
  2. Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - minor possibility of it being Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

  1. Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

Holly (Ilex aquifolium)

  1. Holly (Ilex aquifolium)

Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) or Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium opposititfolium)

  1. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
  2. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) (Poisoness - once used for treating warts) or Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium opposititfolium)

Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

  1. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

  1. Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
  2. Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum) Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Most likely a Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata)

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Most likely a Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata) - was stated as being either a Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) or Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa). But Andy Horton was pretty adament that this could not be a Horseshoe Vetch.

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)

Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris) Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris)

  1. Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris) (or could be hairless Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (also a yellow crucifer, cabbage family))
  2. Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris) (or could be hairless Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (also a yellow crucifer, cabbage family))

Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre) Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)

  1. Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
  2. Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

White Campion (Silene alba) White Campion (Silene alba)

  1. White Campion (Silene alba)
  2. White Campion (Silene alba)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Nettle (Urtica dioica) Nettle (Urtica dioica)

  1. Nettle (Urtica dioica)
  2. Nettle (Urtica dioica)

White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album) White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)

  1. White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)
  2. White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)

Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum) Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

  1. Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
  2. Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

  1. Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
  2. Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

  1. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
  2. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

  1. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
  2. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)

  1. Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)
  2. Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)

Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) or a variety of Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) or a variety of Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

  1. Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) or a variety of Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
  2. Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) or a variety of Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)

  1. Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major)

Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa) Leaves of Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)

  1. Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)
  2. Leaves of Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg) Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".

Oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) beside the motorway Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

  1. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

  1. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) (more likely a Red Clover (trefolium repens))
  2. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

  1. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  2. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove) Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)
  2. Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
  2. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))

Small-flowered Cranesbill (Geranium pusillum) Small-flowered Cranesbill (Geranium pusillum)

  1. Small-flowered Cranesbill (Geranium pusillum)
  2. Small-flowered Cranesbill (Geranium pusillum)

Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle) Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

  1. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
  2. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle) Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

  1. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
  2. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  1. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
  2. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina) Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

  1. Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  2. Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

Horse Chestnut Flowers (Aesculus hippocastanacea)

  1. Horse Chestnut Flowers (Aesculus hippocastanacea) (where conkers come from)

Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)

  1. Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) (Thanks to Jon Charnock for pointing out a typo in spelling of this - 12th June 2001)
  2. Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) (Thanks to Jon Charnock for pointing out a typo in spelling of this - 12th June 2001)

Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata) Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

  • Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)
  • Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata) Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

  1. Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)
  2. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))
  2. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

  1. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) (listed under white and mauve crucifer)
  2. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) (listed under white and mauve crucifer)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

  1. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) (listed under white and mauve crucifer)
  2. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) (listed under white and mauve crucifer)

Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta) Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)

  1. Possible Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) or Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)
  2. Possible Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) or Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)

Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)

  1. Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)
  2. Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)

Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Budding Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa) Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus) Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

  1. Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)
  2. Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

Budding flowers, possible type of Wintergreen (Pyrolaceae) Budding flowers, possible type of Wintergreen (Pyrolaceae)

  1. Budding flowers, possible type of Wintergreen (Pyrolaceae)
  2. Budding flowers, possible type of Wintergreen (Pyrolaceae)

Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima) Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

  1. Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima)
  2. Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

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)


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