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Offline Hugo

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #315 on: May 12, 2015, 04:44:59 pm »
You'll have to go back again then Jack and take that photo.     $good$


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« Reply #316 on: May 16, 2015, 04:27:46 pm »
Saw loads of beautiful wild flowers on the Pembrokeshire coast path today.


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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #317 on: May 22, 2015, 03:52:09 pm »
For snowcap, thanks for the likes!   :)

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #318 on: May 22, 2015, 09:18:04 pm »
 No thank you, one of my loves in life are lovely gardens and wild flowers in abundance,

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #319 on: June 17, 2015, 09:13:12 am »
There are some lovely wild flowers out on Llanddwyn Island at the moment.

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« Reply #320 on: June 17, 2015, 10:22:19 am »
It was a good time for you to visit the island Hollins as it is covered in flowers now, as your lovely photos show.   I particularly like the Thrift that you see in clumps on the cliff edges and there are some unusual Orchids there but you have to know where to look to find those.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #321 on: January 28, 2016, 10:18:52 pm »
We had a walk in Llanystumdwy today and saw loads of Snowdrops out on the banks of the Afon Dwyfor

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #322 on: January 29, 2016, 08:01:47 am »
They look beautiful Hugo. Wish I could get out to look at ours but the weather is really wild at the moment.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #323 on: March 31, 2016, 05:32:04 pm »
 :-}}}    Posted in the wrong place     :-[

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #324 on: April 06, 2016, 06:54:39 pm »
I came across this plant when I parked my car today.   I'm not sure what it is, but may be a Lily

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #325 on: April 06, 2016, 08:25:34 pm »
Hi Hugo, great photos, I had a look for the name and came up with the following, nearest I could find, but do take note of the warning.

Common name:
arum lily, calla lily
Conservation status:
Not of conservation concern.
Habitat:
Marshy places in Southern Africa.
Known hazards:
All parts of the plant are poisonous, causing irritation and swelling of the mouth and acute gastric diarrhoea.
Taxonomy


Zantedeschia aethiopica is one of the world's most iconic and widely known plants. Although commonly known as the arum lily or calla lily, it is not a lily at all but an aroid, with its brilliant white spathe (floral bract) surrounding the central pale yellow spadix (floral spike) bearing tiny flowers.

This very attractive plant has been known to European horticulture since at least the 1660s. Carl Linnaeus described it in 1753 as Calla aethiopica and it has been commonly known as the calla lily ever since. The species epithet 'aethiopica' refers to the fact that it is native to Africa. In 1826 Sprengel transferred it to a new genus which he called Zantedeschia. According to Cythna Letty (1973), the name was probably given in honour of Giovanni Zantedeschi, an Italian botanist who lived in the early 19th century.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #326 on: April 06, 2016, 10:27:53 pm »
Thanks very much for finding that out Steve.   Tellytubby took the last photo of the Lily which was in swampy ground.  He was more adventurous than me and risked a bit of a soaking going in there.
I hope he didn't touch the plant when he took the close up or it could be quite unpleasant for him!

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #327 on: April 29, 2016, 03:47:13 pm »
Coming soon!

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #328 on: May 16, 2016, 04:02:08 pm »
A sea of wild garlic!

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #329 on: May 16, 2016, 07:36:19 pm »
I bet that there was a strong smell from those masses of Wild Garlic,  we drove on the road from Llanasa to Gwaenysgor on Saturday and there is a section of that road that also has masses of the plants.
As we drove past them with the windows on the car open the scent from the flowers was wafting into the car and it's quite nice really.