100 Wild Flowers


Yellow Corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea) – This low-growing plant with its golden yellow flowers is the 100th species to be added to A nature Journey. A non-native species originally from the Alps, I discovered it growing from a local canal bridge. It likes to grow between the degraded mortar in old walls, or between the cracks and paving. Naturally, it grows between limestone rocks.

You are more than welcome to visit my Wild Flowers page, where you may find all 100 featured species with photographs and text.


Yellow Corydalis Pseudofumaria lutea

Yellow Corydalis Pseudofumaria lutea

Yellow Corydalis Pseudofumaria lutea

Bringing Light To A Weed


Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) – This member of the Asteraceae family has quite an unenviable reputation as a nasty and troublesome weed of gardens and arable land, and yet, seen in a different light, it is much more than just that. It has a beauty all of its own as a native wild flower and a source of nectar to pollinating insect. It also has medicinal properties as well as culinary.


Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus

Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus

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