I almost missed out on the week of flowers, hosted by Cathy of Words and Herbs, but am scraping in with this froth of wildflowers for day 7. The pink, raindrop-covered flower is corncockle, which is now vanishingly rare in the wild in Britain but still appears in annual wildflower mixes.
Taken in the summer wildflower border at RHS Garden Bridgewater.
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Both lovely and informative
I like the colour, it certainly stands out among the other flowers 🙂
The Belle of the Border.
Beautiful, wish our verges were allowed to be wildflower sanctuaries
Are they not? The verges in Cornwall have increasingly been planted with wildflower mixes – driving into Truro during the summer months can be quite pleasurable. And of course the country lanes are filled with foxgloves and cow parsley etc.
Ooh can’t do that around Winchester, residents like everything neat and tidy!!
What a ravishing corncockle, Susan. Lovely close up. Great you spotted such a rare flower and maybe it was your lucky day. I’ve never heard of the corncockle and have never seen it before here in Australia but have heard they do exist here.
They are not as hard to find in wildflower seed mixes, as here, but they are not often seen in the wild.
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