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30 March 2011

Spring Wildflowers. Lilac, Red, White and Weird.

Whenever I go jogging or take a walk in the fields, a lot of small wonders of nature catch my eye. Spring is the best season to feast on a rich palette of wildflowers, or rather, native species as scientists put it. And they come in all shapes and colours. Here's my yesterday's treasure trove.

Lilac wildfower
Lilac wildflower. (© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved.) 

All these flowers are actually very small, you have to crouch down in order to see them in detail. The blown up image of this tiny flower revealed an amazing spangly texture of its petals.

Lilac wildflower close-up
Lilacwildflower close-up. (© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved.)

Lilac wildflowers cluster
Lilac wildflowers cluster.
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Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis).
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I always try to spot some unusual plants among the local vegetation, this time it was a small bush with outlandish flower clusters you can see in the picture below.  I found out it's Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula), aka Wolf's milk.

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula).
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