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.I 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.But this is what Gorse actually looks like – very prickly. Yellow 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!And this is their close relative Broom – a disaster here on the west coast of Canada but quite beautiful in its natural location.Red Campion. 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‘. I think this is it, although not in bloom yet, so it doesn’t look like the painting. Called Sea Thrift or sometimes ‘Sea Pink’ with the Latin name ‘Ameria Martima’.There was a particularly luxuriant crop of Sea Thrift on the nearby cliffs. From a distance, drifts of pink Sea Thrift flowers on the cliffs near Holyhead South Stacks.Botanical painting of the wildflower Ribwort Plantain. I have always loved these unassuming little plants with a satellite formation of flowers around a pointed brack.Here they are – the real thing and quite graceful too, considering they would often be classed as weeds.More of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Wildflowers.