Monday, June 09, 2008

corncockle



the corncockle is extinct as a wild flower in Britain. These specimens grew from some seeds we brought back from a wild meadow on the border between Andorra and France two years ago. These pictures show two of its characteristic features, the very long sepals (green things sticking out behind the flower) and it is very hairy .

3 comments:

Tara said...

Beautiful flowers! Are you growing them all over your yard?
Thanks for the elderflower cordial offer-hee-hee!

spot said...

yes, pretty much so although yard doesn't quite cover the manorial estate. Elderflower cordial offer is serious if you let me know where to send it.

Anonymous said...

Well done. It's a really beautiful flower and I've always thought it had a wonderful name.

Lisa