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: 8-9pm Sunday. Wild Flowers you found in Britain and Ireland. Tweets by . Our podcast:
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wildflowerhour 14h
You are very kind, thank you x
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wildflowerhour 14h
I know, it makes me so sad to see this!
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Chris Thorogood 18h
Illustrations of the two new varieties of Orobanche minor we just described in the UK. One likes urban carparks, the other one likes coastal golf courses. This is what happens when a lockdown forces botanists into unusual habitats closer to home, folks...
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wildflowerhour 14h
I like that line ‘mainly gin’ 😉😂
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Julia Sier 15h
Juniper berries, another one for . Mainly gin! Also used by vets, mixed with lard, as an application to exposed wounds and prevents irritation from flies. But mainly gin.
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wildflowerhour 15h
So fascinating to hear your tales, thank you so much for sharing them! It may be the last weekly challenge of the season but don’t forget that carries on all year! Soon we will begin our winter challenge & look forward to the amazing
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Julia Sier 15h
Dew soaked Tormentil, drying off in the morning's sunshine. Of its many medicinal uses, it was said to cure the 'King's Evil', now recognised as tuberculosis. In the Western Isles and Orkneys the roots were used for tanning leather
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Stephen Middleton 15h
Greater Knapweed near Ivinghoe Beacon
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Janette 15h
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) a daisy with a long history of uses and still today it is recommended (in very small amounts) for migraine & rhematism wildflowerhour Medicinal use of plants is a topic I enjoy reading about
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Felicity Martin 15h
As if by alchemy, spring’s white blossom of guelder rose has transmuted to autumnal red berries.
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BSBI: Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland 15h
What a fabulous selection of plants for this evening's ! Huge thanks to everyone who shared photos, to who's been giving tips & to the wonderful who set the challenge! Have a great week, see you next Sunday!
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wildflowerhour 15h
That is very lovely Kathy thank you. I just run the account though, full credit to the amazing for founding , a wonderful, wonderful idea which brightens all our Sunday evenings : )
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Kathy Chandler 15h
The time has come for the to cast off their summer frocks and entrust their children to the soil to slumber through the winter. As we end the season I'd like to take this opportunity to thank for bringing some much needed colour to a difficult year.
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Nick Morgan 15h
I found a small remnant patch of Skullcap in the village. It's Latin name comes from a tight-fitting leather helmet worn by the Romans
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Jane Lucas Ⓥ🌱🌈 16h
Watership Down is one of my favourite books and some of the rabbits are named after wildflowers including some of these. Pictured are Field Speedwell (Veronica persica), Autumn Hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis) and Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)
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MaeBee 15h
A couple of leguminosae: Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) and Black Medick (Medicago lupulina), both found growing in the shade of an old railway cutting
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Nicola 16h
Himalayan Balsam was introduced to the UK in 1839 as an attractive garden plant, but is now invasive along river banks where it is so vigorous it prevents native plants from growing. It explosive seed dispersal is key to its success. 🌸
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clare pinches 15h
Viper’s bugloss - It’s thought you be the snakeskin-like pattern on its stems & shape of its seeds, which look rather like the heads of snakes which give rise to its name.
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CommunityGdnsLondon 16h
Producing a few bonus flowers in the warm weather-wild strawberry
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Cllr Joe Porter - Brown Edge & Endon 🇬🇧🌳🦋 15h
Such a stunning patch of red campion I found in the Churnet Valley! In the Anglican Church, red campion is associated with Saint James as it flowers around his feast day. Campion flowers are also said to protect fairies from being discovered. 🌸🧚‍♀️
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