Wild Flower Appreciation with Babs

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Why don’t you see what types of wild flowers are in your area?

It would help if you had a field guide like this one, which you could probably borrow from  your local library or, if you're lucky, you might be able to get one cheap at a charity shop.

It would help if you had a field guide like this one, which you could probably borrow from your local library or, if you’re lucky, you might be able to get one cheap at a charity shop.

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Pictures by Miranda, Words by Violet 🙂

33 thoughts on “Wild Flower Appreciation with Babs

  1. What a lovely and I bet effective way to teach children (and adults) about the countryside and the many benefits of the beautiful plants. Lovely post, regards James 🙂

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    • Thank you Peggy, I knew I could depend on your expertise. I have looked at your post to compare the willowherbs – amazing photos by the way – and I have to say I can’t tell the difference so I am impressed by your knowledge. Babs comes across as confident but she only knows what google tells her 😉

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      • You are welcome, Violet. I think that post was something of a family effort on the photos!

        I think it can sometimes be difficult to identify ‘unknown’ plants just from photos … I was tussling with one myself just last evening 😉
        The main differences between the two willowherbs are:
        Great Willowherb flowers are larger and have a white/pale central ‘eye’;
        Rosebay Willowherb has four separated petals whereas the four petals of Great Willowherb tend to be slightly larger and overlap each other at the base;
        on Rosebay Willowherb the flowers all grow together in a terminal spike whereas on Great Willowherb the flowers are rather more separated from each other on the plant.
        Both plants are very common and are often found growing in clumps in the same area, though Great Willowherb is more likely on damper ground.

        I enjoyed the fascinating plant lore Babs found to go with her pics 😉 I love learning about all the old medicinal uses of plants through the ages.

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