Thursday, April 07, 2011

meadow fritillaries

Fritillaries growing at Cotehele. For one moment I thought they were wild but one of the gardeners told me that they were planted (ours never flowered!). My flower book describes them as being "gregarious in damp meadows" which seems to fit them well. Below are some very large and bold marsh marigolds growing near Cotehele Mill.

1 comment:

Tara said...

The pattern on these flowers is beautiful!

Thanks for the invite if ever across the pond I go! Same here, of course! :0)