Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Flowers in the desert.

"Flowers" and "desert" aren't two words you might expect to see in the same sentence. However, at Dungeness, Britain's only designated desert, you can see below that this was very much the case. It was an unexpected bonus on our recent trip over there.

Sea Kale


A yellow thingy [😊] and Viper's Bugloss. There was masses of the latter stretching as far as the eye could see.

Common Poppy.


Yellow Horned Poppy. This grows in coastal areas and gets its name from its horn shaped spurs,


Common restharrow[possibly?]

And definitely the most exciting for me....the rather rare Nottingham Catchfly. I was delighted to discover that's what we had seen once I'd had a chance to look at the photos and identify it correctly.



I'll share some more photos tomorrow of what else we saw.

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the restof your pictures, I would love to visit Dungeness one day.

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  2. Thanks for the fascinating pix of the sea kale, Aril. It has so many pods I doubt I'd have recognized it as kin to the potted brassicas used as fall/winter decorative pot plants.

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    1. Structurally they're very pleasing aren't they.
      Arilx

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