5 for Autumn

5 for Autumn

Friday, 5 August 2016

Cushion Calamint.

Wild flowers of the ridge-common toadflax, field scabious, rosebay willowherb, field bindweed, bladder campion, yarrow, groundsel, common birds-foot-trefoil, pineapple weed, knapweed, agrimony, thistle and cushion calamint. This last one I was pleased to identify I have never quite worked out what it was, muddling it with others. It is clinopodium vulgare, wild basil and the leaves smell minty when crushed. A perfect name with these lovely cushions with flowers and spiky calyx that look like pins - perfect flower for an embroiderer then!

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