Wordless Wednesday – A sinusoidal snake dance

Snakes head fritillary

Snake’s head fritillaries look wonderful naturalised in grass

Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris has bashful bells in what looks to be an old-fashioned printed maroon chequered pattern

It is the county flower of Oxfordshire, where it was once abundant. Now, with the loss of hay meadows it is only found in quantity in a few places, such as Iffley and Ducklington.


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4 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A sinusoidal snake dance

  1. Chloris says:

    Lovely. And we have three frit meadows here in Suffolk looked after by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Thank you for the new word, I love new words.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    A real gem of a flower – sorry to hear about it being a victim of habitat loss. Sad.

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