Wild Flower Paintings at an Outdoor Gallery in Anglesey, Wales

At North Stack on the Isle of Anglesey there is an outdoor art gallery with paintings of many local flora.

The yellow wildflower ‘Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil’, the name obviously coming from the shape of the seed pods which look amazingly like a bird’s foot.Botanical painting of the yellow wildflower 'Common Bird's-foot Trefoil at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesI had seen this plant earlier and had thought that it to be some sort of low-growing Gorse, as the yellow flowers certainly look identical to the ones on Gorse.the creeping yellow wildflower 'Common Bird's-foot Trefoil at Rhyl Nature Preserve in northern WalesBut this is what Gorse actually looks like – very prickly. Botanical illustration of yellow Gorse blooms at Northstack Open-Air Museum on the Anglesey Peninsula in WalesYellow Gorse blooms and purple Heather make a tapestry of subtle colours at the Ballyconneely Bog in Ireland- it was hard to walk in this area as EVERYTHING was prickly!Yellow Gorse blooms and purple heather make a tapestry of subtle colours at the Ballyconneely Bog in IrelandAnd this is their close relative Broom – a disaster here on the west coast of Canada but quite beautiful in its natural location.Botanical painting of the yellow wildflower Broom at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesRed Campion. Botanical painting of the pink wildflower Red Campion at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesRed Campion in the wild along with the white Queen Anne’s Lace, ferns and Stinging Nettles. Red Campion in the wild along with the white Queen Anne's Lace, ferns and Stinging Nettles.  Botanical painting of ‘English Stonecrop’ or ‘Sedum Anglicum‘. Botanical painting of the pink wildflower Stonecrop, at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesI think this is it, although not in bloom yet, so it doesn’t look like the painting. Red Stonecrop at Holyhead South StackCalled Sea Thrift or sometimes ‘Sea Pink’ with the Latin name ‘Ameria Martima’.Botanical painting of the pink wildflower SeaThrift, at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesThere was a particularly luxuriant crop of Sea Thrift on the nearby cliffs. The pink flowers of the Sea Thrift on the cliffs near the South Stack in Anglesey, WalesFrom a distance, drifts of pink Sea Thrift flowers on the cliffs near Holyhead South Stacks.Holyhead South Stacks drifts of pink Sea Thrift flowers on the cliffsBotanical painting of the wildflower Ribwort Plantain. I have always loved these unassuming little plants with a satellite formation of flowers around a pointed brack.Botanical painting of the wildflower Ribwort Plantain at the old brickworks near the North Stacks in Anglesey, WalesHere they are – the real thing and quite graceful too, considering they would often be classed as weeds.The weed Ribwort Plantain in Porthgain, WalesMore of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Wildflowers.

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