Month: April 2021

Stars of the Hedgerow

Stars of the Hedgerow Greater stitchwort (1) Credit E.Ó Murchú The Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) or Tursarraing mhór in Irish is now scrambling along the hedgerows and brightening up their shady bases (1).  It can also be seen in woods, gardens and waste places.  April, May and June are its flowering months. It bears five…

Buttons of Gold

April Buttons of Gold Bank of dandelions (1) The Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) or Caisearbhán in Irish is very noticeable now on road verges, waste places, embankments, lawns and banks of canal, stream and river.  It flowers from March to October (1).Many people consider it a troublesome weed because it spreads quickly, and its deep tap…