More woodland pictures in the Tiptree area

 
  Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) near Tiptree, Essex, England   Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa), also known as Windflower, in a wood near Tiptree in the latter half of April.

"Star-like they sprinkle
 The wildwood with light;
 Countless they twinkle
 The Windflowers white!"

Cicely Mary Barker - Flower Fairies of the Spring

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  Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) in Shut Heath Wood, Great Braxted, Essex, England   Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) in Shut Heath Wood, Great Braxted in mid April.

 

 

 

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  Lesser Celendine (Ranunculus ficaria) and some Bugle (Ajuga reptans) near Tiptree, Essex, England   Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) and some Bugle (Ajuga reptans) on the edge of a path in a wood near Tiptree in mid April. Lesser Celandine is a member of the Buttercup family.

"Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
 Or buttercups put forth their gold,
 By every sunny footpath shine
 The stars of Lesser Celandine."

Cicely Mary Barker - Flower Fairies of the Spring

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  Bugle (Ajuga reptans) near Tiptree, Essex, England   Bugle (Ajuga reptans) in a wood near Tiptree.

 

 

 

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