Tag Archives: Marginal plants

Butter Burr Revisited


In a previous post Butter brrr I commented on this plant in its winter flowering phase, you can see now the size if the leaves. The area it grows has turned into a forest of these leaves – you can easily see how they could be used for parasols and how nice a load of butter would be wrapped up in them.


Beautiful Bulbs in Boggy Borders

A windy day spring day in Henley’s Greenlands campus has supplied me with some nice pics of some bulbs for moist soils. The Snakes head fritillary above lives on water meadows, it is the County flower of Oxford. Much of its habitat was removed during and after the WW2 when it was ploughed up for vegetable growing.

The Leucojum aestivum or summer snow flake is a nice plant, strapping leaves and white flowers with green flecks. It’s other common name is the Loddon lily, as it was supposed to native to Berkshire where it is the national the County flower.

This is Narcissus Actea, it’s a very classy Daff; it’s very similar to N. Pheasants Eye which is last Daff to flower in Mid May. Nice.