Saturday, 30 May 2009

Edford Wood final post

Sorry for the delay in this final posting about Edford Woods. The computer had to go into hospital for a couple of days.Most of the ferns have been in the background of my photos so far, but I did manage to take a couple of photos that shows off their lovely foliage.This one reminds a bit of the tree ferns I saw in the rain forests of Queensland in Australia. No Eastern Whipbirds or Logrunners here though unfortunately! (-:This dainty plant is called Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum). You can see where the local name of 'sows tits' came from though. It is quite common in southern woodlands, but can be surprisingly difficult to spot. Luckily I had my eye in for spotting plants by the time I came across these.This is the Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus). It favours riversides, hedgerows and damp woodlands and gets up to 12 feet in height.The creamy white flowers are followed by waxy red berries in the autumn. The foliage also goes bright red in the autumn.These wild Strawberries were growing by the roadside. Such a nice bright and cheery flower.And lastly Yellow Archangel. This is a flower of woodlands and hedgerows which I wrote about a few weeks ago on one of my walks during my lunchtime at work.I'm so glad I managed to get back for this spring walk before the circular walk around the wood closes for the year.

8 comments:

Roy said...

Another lovely set of posts Jen, thanks for the walk.

Shellmo said...

Green is my favorite color and all your photos showed lovely greenery! :-)

NatureStop said...

Thanks for the fern pics.Really enjoyed your walk.

Arunava and Shantana

Eve said...

Every thing is so beautiful Jenny. I've never seen a "sows tit" so I don't know if it really resembles them!! Ha Ha!! Well at least I've never really looked! But now I'm sure I won't be able to NOT look!!!

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, you're very welcome.

Hi Shelley, thanks, yep, green is my favourite too, you should see inside our home! (-:

Hi Arunava and Shantana, thought you'd like the ferns! (-:

Hi Evie, Actually I cant say I've studied them that much either! (-:

Mary said...

Lots of pretty things to see! I really like those ferns...so perfect and cool looking. Sows tits? Hadn't heard that before but can see the resemblance :-) I never can remember which is Solomon's Seal and which is false Solomon's Seal...I seem to remember it matters how the leaves are located. Lovely walk and glad we got to go along.

Kelly said...

...such a beautiful, peaceful post. I enjoy learning about these plants and am starting to study ours more and more. You're very good at capturing that lush, cool feel of a forest floor where these plants grow.

Abe Lincoln said...

Your spring walk netted you some wonderful shots.

Abraham Lincoln
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