The early successional species identified as indicators for the Disturbed group, particularly bastard toadflax
, suggest a site with heavy mineral soil disturbance.
tells her to be still: '"I see the Powers, they see me, / I see those Two, and both are gold: / Two golds in one, and both are true?
One of the many places where you can immerse yourself in all of this rural tranquillity is Martin Down, a large national nature reserve that, according to Natural England, contains 'an exceptional collection of plants and animals associated with chalk downland and scrub habitats', among them rare and unusual plant species with evocative, almost mythical names such as bastard toadflax
, field fleawort and dwarf sedge.
Differential physiological responses of dalmation toadflax
, Linaria dalmatica L.
Prescot's hedge mustard, ivy leaved toadflax
and smooth soapwort blooms, but its Danish scurvy grass has now gone to seed.
Alison J Best's exhibition, called Blossoming Out: The Art of the Garden, is in her own words a celebration of the joy of flowers and plants with her depictions of snowdrops seen growing beside a road in Burnopfield, forsythia, iris, Canterbury bells, honeysuckle, daisy, colchicums, stitchwort, clover, toadflax
, spring hellebore, foxglove, star of Bethlehem, wood anemone, rudbeckia, tulip, celandine, speedwell, daffodil and philadelphus.
I hobbled up to have a look at it and found 10 plants and photographed them and then had to give the plant an English name, so I called it Iberian toadflax
because its chief area is the Iberian peninsula.
Lange; Lesser Toadflax
, Dwarf Snapdragon; Roadside along auto tour south of Hayes House; Infrequent; (*); C = 0; BSUH 11692.
Carnations and roses may be the staple of the traditional bouquet, but how about adding cornflowers, wild pansies, toadflax
, or perhaps cuckooflower to your blooms?
While in Brambly Hedge the mice are asleep - except for Wilfred Toadflax
and his new whistle.
Set out calendula, forget-me-nots, larkspur, Iceland and Shirley poppies, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies, primrose, snapdragon, stock, sweet peas, toadflax
, and violas.