|Look around the edge of the car park and you may
find Scarlet Pimpernel - that's where this one was! The 10-15mm
flower closes about 3pm; around each petal is a very fine row of hairs.
If lucky, you might find a blue flower.
|Ribwort Plantain is a link with our past.
Children used to play 'kemps', trying to whip off the flower head
with the wiry stalk. The name comes from the Anglo- Saxon word for
Flowers April to October.
|Looking and sounding too weird to be a British
plant, Field Eryngo is 'very rare'. It is found only occasionally,
in south and west England, and the best place to find it is actually
in a municipal flower bed - wild!
Flowers July to August.
|Redshank, of course, from the red stalk.
The leaves are often black-blotched: in Gaelic legend it grew under
the Cross and is spotted with Christ's blood. This flower is found
in any waste place, particularly if it is damp.
Flowers June to October.
|Common Chickweed is everywhere. It has
a line of hairs which runs up the stem on one side, then changes sides
at a pair of leaves. The petals are deeply cleft so it appears to
Flowers all year.
|Tiny and rare, Four-leaved Allseed is only
found in south-west England but can be seen growing on the tops of
walls in Hughtown in the Isles of Scilly. The flower is only about
2mm across .
Flowers June to July.