WILDFLOWERS YOUHAVE SEEN WHILE OUT WALKING

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    @Balc I have only seen 15 species of wild Orchids, all in Dorset but there are 57 nationally!!:smile:
     
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      Common Yarrow
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        Cow Parsley
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        Rose
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        I have no idea of the names of either of these orchids. There were quite a few in bloom yesterday while out walking.
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        Foxglove
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          @Michael Hewett Thanks for your answer, they grow all over the place here & there must be 100s of 1,000s of them within a couple of minutes walk radius of our flat!
           
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              @Balc it's good to know that there are still wild plants to be seen despite never ending building of housing estates. I live rurally and am surrounded by nature in all it's guises and the orchids are a bonus. :)
               
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                @Sheal You are very lucky then! All the open spaces around here are now fast becoming "closed" spaces with the house building going on & we have now lost the sense of spaciousness we once had! :(
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                  The older villages are being spoilt here by mass building of identical housing @Balc. It wouldn't be so bad if they were to mix the styles of them but they all look the same. :sad:
                   
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                  @Sheal, the Orchids are Common Spotted which come in many shades of pink and purple and occasionally, white.:smile:
                   
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                      Pyramidal Orchid, 100's at Portland Bill yesterday.
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                        Ragged Robin in the local forest, at the sides of the track, see so few of them these days, also some Eye Bright.
                         
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                          I took this of the Eyebright some years ago, tiny flower but looks nice in close up
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