“A Flower for Wharfedale”
Hanneke reports that the Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea) has been chosen as the winner of Flower for Wharfedale receiving 20% of the vote. The judges announcement says it is an excellent choice, flowering as it does in early summer. Suddenly growing rapidly, shooting skywards like a rocket taking off, producing a spike of pink-purple flowers, it is instantly recognisable – always an important attribute for an emblem. The Foxglove is loved by many and found throughout the whole length of Wharfedale in hedgebanks, woodland clearings, and on cliffs, fells and moors.
Bloody Cranesbill, Lady’s-Slipper Orchid, Bird’s-eye primrose are all splendid but would have represented more the upper dale. Likewise Bluebell, Gorse, Heather and Bilberry are more commonly associated with the lower dale.
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Here are this weeks pictures: