Monday’s Travel Photos – Spring Flowers in France

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Coming from North Queensland, I have remained amorous of spring flowers ever since I saw my first field of buttercups back in 1975 in the south of France. These are photos taken recently in the Blois and when we travelled back from the Basque Coast. I had never seen flax (linen) in bloom and had no idea it was lavendar. I’m amazed in fact at how many spring flowers are lavendar, white and yellow. I’m not sure of all the names – maybe more knowledgeable readers can fill in the gaps.

Linen flax near Niort

Linen flax near Niort

Wisteria on our house in Blois

Wisteria at Closerie Falaiseau in Blois

Bellflowers in my little wood in Blois

Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides histpanica) in my little wood in Blois

Weiglia

Weiglia in our garden in Blois

Ornamental broom

Ornamental broom in our little wood in Blois

Unknown shrub in our garden in Blois

Guelder rose (or snowball bush – Viburnum opulus) in our  front garden in Blois

Simple white daisies

What I thought were daisies but which are really Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), in the same family as carnations

Speedwell or veronica which, surprisingly, is a bulb

A yellow daisy that’s a bulb but I don’t know it’s name – ostensibly véronique in French

Medlar in our little wood - the fruit are a great favourite with deer

Medlar in our little wood – the fruit are a great favourite with deer

The unknown shrub before blooming, keria japonica and lilac

Guelder roses before blooming, keria japonica and lilac

 

 

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