Saturday, 21 August 2021

Strange Floral Name


Fox and Cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca)
also known as Orange Hawkweed.

A strange name indeed for a wild flower. 
It is a native to alpine regions of Central and Southern Europe,
I found this plant growing in a wild patch of grass.

The next day I went back to the same area and some unpleasant  individual had uprooted it and taken it away.




 

14 comments:

  1. Some of the old folk names of flowers are strange indeed. I'd think that somebody just made them up, but my own great aunt used many of these old names. On account of its colour and the way the flowers cluster together Fox And Cubs makes more sense than many.

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    1. Yes, why do we need latin names anyway John.

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  2. I love those flowers, though I didn't know the name fox and cubs. It suits.

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  3. Why can't folk leave wildflowers alone???

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  4. Beautiful flowers and bokeh... Congrats Roy

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  5. Beautiful flower. Thank you for vising my blog Roy.

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  6. It's a gorgeous flower, one I don't think I've ever seen. Such a shame it had gone when you went back. No chance an animal had grazed it?

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    1. Thanks Mandy. It would have been a two legged animal.!

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