Springtime flowers

Over April and May more and more plants, trees and shrubs come into the flower. Up in the mountains purple saxifrage is among the first to come into bloom and in the woods, primroses, snow drops and wood sorrel flower early. In this blog I have listed some of the flowering plants, trees and shrubs I have come across in the last two months whilst out and about hillwalking and on Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions. Most of the photos were taken in the Lomond’s of Fife hills and the countryside around Strathblane, north of Glasgow. One of my favourites is the periwinkle Vinca minor with it’s propellor shaped petals.

Blaeberry Vaccinium myrtillus

European Larch Larix decidua

Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scriptaimg_6519

Colt’s-foot Tussilago farfaraimg_6527

Loddon Lily Leucojum aestivumimg_6521

Wood Sorrel Oxalis acetosella

Wavy Bittercress Cardamine flexuosa

Gorse Ulex

Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa

Cookcoo Flower Cardamine pratensis

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Violet Viola odorate

Lesser Celadine Ranunculus ficaria

Dafodil Narcissus

Cowslip Primula veris

Primrose Primula vulgaris

Wood Forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica

Purple Saxifrage Saxifraga oppositifolia

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