Quarantine doesn't stop Spring Blooms

Scilla bifolia is native to Europe and western Russia, and south through Turkey to Syria. It is found in shady places, inhabiting Beech and Oak woods and mountain grasslands. 

Tussilago farfara. Coltsfoot. Widespread across Northern Europe and China. Grows on waste and disturbed ground. Sometimes considered invasive. Superficially resembles Dandelion. Flowers appear in February/March, followed later by leaves. In Austria the plant is used in herbal medicine to treat respiratory and viral infections, but can be toxic containing Tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Toxin free plants have been bred in Germany and Austria and its use in alternative medicines continues.

Quercus robur cast shadows across the mown grass of a golf course, highlighting the “plan” shape of their canopy.

Narcissus pseudonarcissus in semi ancient coppiced with standards Hazel, Oak, Beech woodland. Far Arnside. Cumbria. Close up of Narcissus pseudonarcissus and Helleborus foetidus.


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