Wordless Wednesday: Easter Flowers

On a hill far away (read Royston)

There’s a glorious carpet of purple flowers

Those flowers are Pulsatilla vulgaris aka Pasque flowers.

They love it on the southern slope and appear at Easter (more or less) each year.

The flowers are soft and furry on the outside …

silky smooth on the inside

With bright golden stamen. Just beautiful!


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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Easter Flowers

  1. shoreacres says:

    I know a blogger I follow in this country has posted photos of these beauties. I think it might have been a fellow who lives in Montana, but I’m not sure. What I’m certain of is that they’re beautiful, They remind me of one of our clematis species, which is deep purple and a collection of closely packed stamens.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ve heard of this place… wildflower perfection!

  3. How lovely, especially as these spaces where nature can just do its thing without interreference (or without being eaten by sheep?) are so rare now. Is the hill part of a nature reserve?

    • Yes, it is part of the Therfield Heath Local Nature Reserve and SSSI. They do use sheep (late autumn/winter) in a controlled way in the area to graze the rough scrub, which tends to grow up.

  4. Cathy says:

    Beautiful photos of these lovely flowers. They also grow on a hill near our old house, but are all blue…. the chalky soil perhaps? Thanks for sharing!

  5. Paddy Tobin says:

    How fabulous to see these growing naturally.

  6. Cathy says:

    Gosh, as Paddy says, how lovely to see them in the wild!

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