Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 1 July 2011

Ragged Robin

White flowering heads

3 stages of Jack go to bed at noon

and a moth in the garden

In recent years I only know of one site locally where this plant can be seen in good numbers. As a child I can remember this plant growing on the damp woodland edge of Ulgham Park but the site has long gone. They used to grow at Felton lane but I haven't seen them here since 1987 and Beaconhill in the early nineties. The above pictures were taken at Mitford castle yesterday.


Phil said...

I hadn't seen any ragged robin for ages, then a lot of it appeared around Tunstall reservoir in Weardale this year. Lovely plant - never seen a white one .....

Rob said...

Superb back lighting on the Ragged Robin - best shot of this flower I've seen.

Stewart said...

Mottled Beauty Nige..

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments and the moth id.
Ragged robin does show up on the new road by-passes with wild flower mix but the flowering heads are half the size of the native plants.