2 images of Exmouth Marina, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.
When I first spied these little beauties along the seafront, especially as they appeared to glisten in the freshly fallen rain, I thought oh yes, wow! How lovely!
The small brightly pink flowers kind of jump out at you. The plant is called Common Restharrow (Ononis repens).
Exmouth, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.
This ‘looker’ of a wild flower, rain-speckled and dotted with holes as it may be, is called the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris), and can be seen either on wasteground, in a garden, or on a roadside verge near you this summer. It is a very good provider of nectar for the insect world.
Exmouth, Devon. © Pete Hillman August 2019