Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Wild Flowers of Saint-Epain, Part I

Recently my friend Chantal, president of the Association de Botanique et de Mycologie de Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine emailed to ask all the club members to send her photos of the species of wild flowers found in the streets and parks of the small town of Saint-Epain. The local authority is planning to install an info board and wants our input. We won't get credited and I don't know yet if any of my photos will be chosen, but it's a nice initiative, worth supporting. Since I'd got a portfolio together I thought I'd share them on the blog. This is Part I, Part II will follow. Our club has previously surveyed the plants in town and I wrote about it here.

Photograph Susan Walter.
Snakeshead Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris (Fr. la Fritillaire pintade).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Lady's Smock Cardamine pratensis (Fr. Cressonnette).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Purple Toothwort Lathraea clandestina (Fr. la Lathrée clandestine).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Wild Oregano Origanum vulgare (Fr. l'Origan).

Photograph Susan Walter.
White Rock-rose Helianthemum appenninum (Fr. Hélianthème des Apennins).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Tassle Hyacinth Muscari comosum (Fr. Muscari à toupet).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Common Globularia Globularia vulgaris (Fr. la Globulaire commune).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Wild Liquorice Astragalus glyciphylos (Fr. Astragale à feuilles de réglisse).

Photograph Susan Walter.
Venus's Looking Glass Legousia speculum-veneris (Fr. Miroir-de-Vénus).


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Rhodesia said...

Interesting post will look out for part 2. Have a good week, Diane

Susan said...

Part II coming up tomorrow.

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