Monday, May 25, 2015

A bank Holiday trip, not very far though.
I had noticed that near the Library gate in Hillside Road there was a plant growing. I recognised it as  Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens,
The library being shut on the Moday meant there were no cars parked and I took the opportunity to get a shot of it, snipping off a sprig to do some macro shots at home too. 
















Nice little bright blue flowers show up well against the darker green of the leaves.














The leaves and stem are rather hairy but the bristles are soft unlike Cleavers, that cling to the skin.














A pretty little flower, not unlike the germander Speedwell.














The buds grow in clusters so the flowers follow on one after the other.














Waiting their turn to flower.


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