Monday, 26 May 2014

Red Campion

One of my all time favourite wild flowers the Red Campion (Silene dioica).


I read that the crushed seeds of the Red Campion have been used to treat snake bites.
Several species of butterflies and bumblebees feed on the nectar of the flower and moths feed on the foliage. So its a very useful plant altogether.






And where did I shoot these images…….
a meadow in the Parkland where I walk sometimes.


22 comments:

  1. This flower is a delight, and really abundant this year! Wonderful photos.

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  2. Gorgeous meadow, Roy!
    Very beautiful flowers and so colorful, really welcome with this cloudy weather that seems to never end!
    I can only imagine all the insects one can find there!
    Keep well and enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes I am waiting for the butterflies on that patch.

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  3. Hey Roy.... I can see why... they are real beauties!! Your photos of them are wonderfully detailed. That color is scrumptious looking!! : )

    Grace

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  4. It is a great looking flower and that is a large patch of them too, managed to see my first ever Green Hairstreak to day...yay..

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    1. Great about the Hairstreak Amanda.

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  5. Well... We had the Champions League, over here... last Saturday...
    Just kidding...
    Overwhelming images, with an absolutely amazing definition.
    Great work, Roy!
    I just love those images.
    Have a great week
    Ana

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    1. Yes Gareth Bale and all that.{:))
      Thanks Ana.

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  6. That's a beautiful display Roy. When(???) the sun decides to put in an appearance I'm sure that you'll have a good few days there photographing the bugs and the butterflies...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes when is a very good question.
      Its raining now and likely to for most of the week.

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  7. HI Roy what a spectacular display of Campion.

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    1. They were planted especially Margaret which is the kind of thing they do in that Park.

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  8. Useful and beautiful...what more can a person ask for? I can see why you love these.

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    1. They look even better when not cultivated like these Mary. I like to see them on the country road side banks.

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  9. Your photos are always so bright and cheerful.

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  10. The campion I find so beautiful.
    His color is really great to see :-)
    Very nice series Roy!

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