Thursday, 23 June 2011

Botanical time travelling


On the border between Nonsuch and Cheam Park, some kind-hearted soul has decided to create a wildflower meadow. I stood mesmerised by the sympathetic and frankly exciting mixture that had been chosen - Corn Chamomile, Cornflower, Corncockle, Corn Marigold - all that was missing was Corncrake!
This is how I imagine all field edges appeared when John Ray wandered the countryside in the late 17th century. Simply stunning.

Corncockle
Cornflower - the colour of summer skies...
...with the sun in the middle, courtesy of Corn Marigold

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