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Showing posts with label wildflowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wildflowers. Show all posts

Saturday, 28 August 2021

IVY BROOMRAPE WILDFLOWER (Orobanche hederae) Abbeyleix Bog, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland


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The Ivy Broomrape Wildflower (Orobanche hederaeer) is of the family  Orobanchaceae which is in the genus Orobanche. It is a parasite of Common Ivy (Hedera helix) and is attached to the hosts root system. This uncommon wild plant does not have any chlorophyll of its own so is totally dependent on the host species for survival.
 
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Sunday, 25 July 2021

COMMON CENTAURY WILDFLOWER or EUROPEAN CENTAURY WILDFLOWER (Centaurium erythraea) white form, Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Common Centaury Wildflower or European Centaury Wildflower (Centaurium erythraea) is of the family Gentianaceae which is in the genus Centaurium.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

COMMON CENTAURY WILDFLOWER or EUROPEAN CENTAURY WILDFLOWER (Centaurium erythraea) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Common Centaury Wildflower or European Centaury Wildflower (Centaurium erythraea) is of the family Gentianaceae which is in the genus Centaurium.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Monday, 21 December 2020

Sunday, 15 November 2020

RINGLET BUTTERFLY (Aphantopus hyperantus) on HEDGE BINDWEED WILDFLOWER (Calystegia sepium) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Ringlet Butterfly (Aphantopus hyperantus) is of the family Nymphalidae which is in the genus Aphantopus. This species has a widespread distribution in the Palearctic region, but is absent from northern latitudes. The flight season is from mid June to late July, peaking in late June. It overwinters as a larva (caterpillar).
The Hedge Bindweed Wildflower (Calystegia sepium) is of the family Convolvulaceae which is in the genus Calystegia.   
 
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Sunday, 8 November 2020

FLOWER CRAB SPIDER (Misumena vatia) [female with prey] on MEADOW BUTTERCUP WILDFLOWER (Ranunculus acris) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Flower Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) is of the family Thomisidae which is in the genus Misumena.
The Meadow Buttercup Wildflower (Ranunculus acris) is of the family Ranunculaceae which is in the genus Ranunculus.

Monday, 19 October 2020

MEADOW BROWN BUTTERFLY (Maniola jurtina) on COMMON KNAPWEED WILDFLOWER (Centaurea nigra) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland

 
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The Meadow Brown Butterfly (Maniola jurtina) is of the family Nymphalidae which is in the genus Maniola.
The Common Knapweed Wildflower (Centaurea nigra) or Lesser Knapweed is of the family Asteraceae which is in the genus Centaurea.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

PERFORATE St. JOHN'S WORT WILDFLOWER (Hypericum perforatum) Lullymore West Bog, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Perforate St. John's Wort Wildflower (Hypericum perforatum) or more commonly known as St. John's Wort is of the family Hypericaceae which is in the genus Hypericum.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

RAGGED ROBIN WILDFLOWER (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Lullymore West Bog, IPCC Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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The Ragged Robin Wildflower (Lychnis flos-cuculi) is of the family Caryophyllaceae which is in the genus Lychnis. This perennial wildflower occurs in Europe, Asia and as an invasive species in parts of Canada and United States. The flowering season is from May to late August.

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Friday, 3 June 2016

PERSIAN BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus asiaticus) Cape Kutri, Kisamos district, Crete, Greece


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The Persian Buttercup or Turban Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is in the family Ranunculaceae which is in the genus Ranunculus. This perennial plant is native to the eastern Mediterranean region, including the Greek island of Crete. It is in bloom from March to May, height from 25 to 70mm and flower colour can be white, yellow, pink, purple or scarlet. It is widely grown as a garden cultivar.

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