Saturday, 4 July 2009

Marsh Marigold

Flowers are my main interest out of any other subject that i have taken to date. Not only are they challenging to photo but it is also presents a unique challenge to find out the name of the flower that you have shot. My main interest is in trees but anything connected with nature i find is interesting, especially woodland flowers.

This particular flower is a Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). They are particulary interesting because through late Summer, Autumn and Winter the ground is bare. Then suddenly, in what seems an over night surge of growth, these bright yellow flowers appear from nothing. Marsh Marigolds tend to grow in marshy areas and don't mind a bit of shade either. In woodlands they will only tend to grow wet woodland areas and marshy environments.

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