Wordless Wednesday – Setting seed with style!


 The large Pasque flower colony that’s established on Therfield Heath is now going to seed.


It’s a wonderful sight. Thousands of feathered headdresses adorn the slope.


Those stylish, seedy quiffs exude a pinkish glow …


And the flowering stems have grown considerably taller, so that the seed heads will easily catch the breeze.


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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Setting seed with style!

  1. shoreacres says:

    It’s another new word: ‘quiff’! I didn’t have a clue. Now that I’ve seen the real thing, I much prefer the word’s metaphorical use. I’ve seen plenty of photos of pasque flowers in bloom, but this is an equally attractive view.

    • What? You didn’t like all those pictures of handsome chaps? I agree though. 😉 It’s the first time I’ve been back in time to see the swathe of seedheads on the hillside. They get so tall!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I imagine it is like a moving sea when the breeze blows – beautiful!

  3. Cathy says:

    Wonderful to see so many! Are they all the same colour when in flower? Near my old house there was a hillside covered with them – all blue except for one white one I found once. It is good to know there are still such sanctuaries of wild flowers in Britain. 😃

    • Yes Cathy, the entire hillside is purple. I seem to remember that there are only about a dozen such large colonies around in England now. How lucky that I live close to one 🙂 !

  4. Cathy says:

    What an astonishing sight, as it must have been when in full flower too

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