In April Flowers the flowers were large enough to be easily seen. Yet many a woodland plant has flowers small, that are often tucked away amongst the general foliage . . .
Lesser Celandine, Bluebells and Wood Anemone , , , that’s what easily seen . . . and that only if you are looking. Not so easily seen is the Moschatel’s flowers.
A whole patch of Moschatel, hiding away amongst the sycamore seedlings and the foliage of Cow Parsley and Herb Robert
Close up on the Moschatel’s inconspicuous yellow-green flowers
Close up on the Wood Anemone . . . pink variety
And here an unusual white variant.
Often all that’s seen is foliage. Though this isn’t a woodland floor. All this luxuriant growth is smothering a log.
The delicate flowers of the Wood Sorrel awaiting the sun . . .
Close up on the Wood Sorrel
Easily missed, the Climbing Corydalis hasn’t the stature of its larger wasteland and wayside kin
Herb Robert and Bluebells, just a few of the flowers more easily seen on this woodland floor
Close up on Herb Robert, a member of the Cranesbill (Geranium) family
Cousin to the above, the Dovesfoot Cranesfoot, a wayside plant
Ditto above . . . except this is a white variant. I’d not seen it before. It grew in the same stretch of hedge as the more usual pale lilac version
So next time you’re out walking . . . turn your eyes down. Who knows what treasures you’ll find growing just by your feet.