In detail

Embankment flowers in spring

Embankment flowers in spring

If you walk by the road or road, your gaze will be constantly attracted by wild flowers, making your way to breathe among the tall grass. Thanks to the late mowing, these flowers will be able to bloom until their maturity, to form their seeds and to swarm them to bloom again the following year. They are so beautiful and so varied in color that they deserve to be seen and protected. They are all perennial.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** The acrid buttercup ** or "** Bouton d'or **" Its shiny yellow flowers illuminate the fields and slopes from spring.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** Crossed cleavers ** Its yellow-green, star-shaped flowers spread out along the stem. Its leaves are grouped at various heights of the stem covered with non-pungent hairs. Lean towards him and smell: the bedstraw smells of honey.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** Field mustard ** A common species in the plains, field mustard resembles rapeseed with its small, clear yellow flowers. It is of great interest to bees. It was used in the past to make poultices.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** Geranium ** or "** Robert grass **" This geranium also called "Robert grass" has other names. Frail with its red stems dotted with small purplish pink flowers, it seems to hang wherever it can, on walls, borders, in hedges, on pavements, old wood and spreads easily. It flowers from April. If touched, the smell is unpleasant. There are several hundred varieties of geraniums.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** The wild carrot ** It can be recognized by its white umbels of about 5 cm, on tall stems. Its cut leaves resemble those of cultivated carrots. At maturity, the umbel closes in on itself, forming a nest to shelter the seeds. An essential oil is produced from this plant.

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J-F. Mahé ** Spurge ** Like a little light, it lights up the slopes with its acidulous yellow on bright green leaves; it has neither petals nor sepals, leaves and flowers are confused. Its sap is irritating to the skin and the eyes.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** The lychnis ** With its pretty flowers with petals cut out of a very bright pink, the lychnis coexists with the buttercups and the daisies in rather humid places or shaded places.

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J-F. Mahé ** The stellar holostée ** It erects on fragile stems its frail white flowers in star shape. Each of the five petals is cut in the middle. It is very common in the undergrowth.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** The clover of the meadows ** The clover of the meadows, with its flowers of pink color with red perfumed, is a very widespread species. It is a pasture and fodder plant. It has medicinal properties and many properties.

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J-F. Mahé ** Columbine ** Dark blue columbine grows wild in embankments and roadsides. Married to the daisy, it makes pretty bouquets. The species cultivated in the gardens are varied in color.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** La marguerite ** Who has not torn off its many white petals one by one to know the intensity of love towards your loved one? Known to all, it rubs shoulders with the poppy and the blueberry, which has become rare, in cereal fields.

Embankment flowers


J-F. Mahé ** The bugle ** The bugle looks like a small tower. Its purple flowers are inserted between the leaves along its stem. There are many species.