UK bulbs on the wiki

Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 17:47:33 PDT
Dear All,

In May my husband and I joined six of our hiking friends for a trip to the 
U.K. It was anchored with visits to several members of this list on the 
front and the back which was really super. In between we walked. May is a 
wonderful time to visit the U.K. and we were lucky with the weather. It was 
really beautiful. I have added some pictures of some of the native bulbs we 
saw and have included some habitat shots as well.

First and this is mostly in order of how we saw them is Scilla verna 
(proposed to be known by some as Tractema verna) which we saw on the 
coastal trail in Cornwall:…

Also in Cornwall we saw Arum maculatum, otherwise known as 
Lords-and-Ladies. Does anyone know why? Jaime Vande had a lot of pictures 
on the wiki already of it, but not in bloom, just showing different 
variations in the leaves. This picture shows the flowers.…

Throughout our trip we saw Hyacinthoides non-scripta in bloom. I'd heard of 
the blue bell forests and even seen pictures, but seeing them all around 
you as you walk is awe inspiring. I really wasn't prepared for how lovely 
they are. It was hard to pick pictures to add, but I finally decided on one 
from the Lake District and one from Scotland where they stop being blue 
bells and become wild hyacinths since blue bells is a common name for a 
species of Campanula.…

We first saw Allium ursinum in Cornwall, but where we saw it over and over 
again was in central Scotland. This Allium was often so dense under the 
trees that at first you didn't think there was anything else there. And 
walking in such places there was no question about what the plant was as 
the onion smell was quite strong.…

Finally I have added a picture of Anenome nemerosa which we saw in shady 
areas next to a waterfall walk in Scotland. It's already on the wiki as 
Jaime also added pictures taken in Germany in early April. It was in bloom 
much later here, but I don't know how long the blooming period is. It too 
was very pretty.…

In another email I'll tell you about some of our other visits. I need to 
add some pictures first.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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