Friday, 11 June 2021

Friday Smile

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for visiting, it's much appreciated. And a very happy Friday to you all.

This red campion, Silene dioica, is flowering beautifully in our wild flower patch. And that is really something to smile because it seems to be one of the areas in the garden that has benefited from the neglect of this last year. I think it's interesting that this flower is named as red and not the pink it quite clearly is. There is, though, always a good reason for wildflower names and, for this one its all to do with the English language of olden days. When this plant got it's common name, there was no word for the colour pink, that came much later. So red campion it was then, and still is today.

That's it from me today.

Have a lovely weekend and take care.


Annie said...

How beautiful. There’s so much beauty in nature’s wild flowers.
Annie x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your flowers are so much prettier than anything I have growing right now. It's a beautiful flower, even if it is slightly misnamed. Hope you had a great Friday. Sorry I was late visiting.