Friday, 4 March 2011

What's in a name?

Not the right colour always!

Violets are not all violet. Two more types today - on the left, pink and white bicolor, and on the right, white violets.

The other small blue flower in the second  picture is an early example of green alkanet, a plant closely related to the forget-me-not. Apparently, it is called green alkanet because the leaves stay green all winter, as opposed to blue alkanet whose leaves disappear!

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Where do I Walk?

Mainly in a fairly compact area on the north-east side of Steyning in West Sussex, UK.

For a map of this area see My Home Patch