Flowers amongst Jervaulx Abbey ruins
Jervaulx Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire. It was a beautiful calm spot to wander on a sunny June day.
Wildflowers and stone
I loved the combination of ancient monument with nature.
It was good to see Vipers bugloss away from the coast
Echium vulgare is nearly always by the sea where I find it in Sussex.
Around the stone window below, I could see Vipers bugloss Echium vulgare, Pellitory of the wall Parietaria judaica / diffusa, Stonecrop Sedum acre, and some yellow Hawks beards or Hawkbits amongst other things.
Wallflowers were almost compulsory in this setting
Dog rose Rosa canina swathed the stone in various places
Vetch and vetchling
I was a little unsure about this possible Wood vetch Vicia sylvatica, because it had tendrils but also hairs. (According to Rose, Wood vetch can be differentiated from Wood bitter vetch Vicia orobus by its tendrils, but Vicia sylvatica is described as hairless).
Blooms amongst the walls
This Crosswort was new to me, but there didn’t seem to be anything I could confuse it with, being such a bright yellow-green.
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