Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wild Roses North Fife

These wild roses can be found all over north fife in hedgerows, roadsides and on uncultivated land, they flower for about a two week period at this time of the year. I always enjoy to see them as they arrive just as the Broom and Gorse are finishing.
This is an example of the white rose.
There is a darker red as well but this is the most abundant kind. In the autumn of course all of these flowers turn into rose-hips from which we make rose-hip syrup, very high in vitamin C and really worth the trouble to make.
This wild flower identification guide was first published in 1981 and is still widely accepted as the best of its kind for its combination of meticulous illustrations and the use of keys to aid recognition. For this new edition, the Latin names have been revised in accordance with the current classification system. It is now published as the ideal book for the serious student of British and north-west European wild plants, providing a bridge between picture identification guides and the non-illustrated academic floras. The Wild Flower Key (Revised Edition) - How to identify wild plants, trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland .

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