A small group in a ditch in the Aigronne Valley.bocage pasture, both increasingly rare habitats. Their flowering period is all too brief -- you only have from about mid March to mid April to see them in bloom.
Close up of an individual flower.
Snakeshead Fritillary habitat -- a ditch between the road and the water meadow in the Aigronne Valley. The local authority now practices fauchage tardive (late slashing) along the ditches and roadsides, which means the seeds get a chance to mature and germinate.
The interior of the flower.
On the island in the Indre at Pont de Ruan, with the water in the background.