Wildflowers

Wildflowers

A Trio of Willowherbs

Audio version of Willowherbs – P Madden Infloresence of great willowherb (1a) Willowherbs are flowering now. Their four petalled flowers vary in colour from deep pink to pale pink; their leaves are toothed and lance-shaped like those on certain willow trees and their plumed seeds fly around like those from willow trees. Great willowherb (Epilobiumhirsutum)…

Wildflowers

The Jailer of Midges

Audio version of Wildflowers – P Madden Lords-and ladies, Wild arum, Cuckoo-pint (Arum maculatum) (1) or Cluas chaoin in Irish is a May wildflower that likes woodlands and shady areas.  It is a plant of extraordinary interest because of its unusual method of attracting pollinators.  In fact, it relies mainly on one pollinator to carry…