Bramham Park flowers

Bramham Park is always a delight for any naturalist and never more so than in June when it is awash with wildflowers.  Abundant common spotted orchids were amongst the unmown grass interspersed with bee orchid, yellow rattle and twayblade.  To the side of the path sanicle, lady’s mantle and yellow pimpernel flourished under the beech trees Arriving at the obelisk pond, small toadflax, monkey flower, red pimpernel and wall lettuce grew amongst the gravel and stone. The mown lawn area has encouraged thyme, selfheal, milkwort, tormentil and rock rose to thrive in a pattern of purple and yellow in the short grass.  The long grass to the right of the Gothic temple is home at this time of year to leopard’s bane, hedge woundwort, heath speedwell, water avens and columbine. Once again a lovely, tranquil visit to Bramham Park.

Common spotted ortchid

Common spotted ortchid

Leopard's bane

Leopard’s bane

Wild thyme

Wild thyme

Heath speedwell

Heath speedwell

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