Wild flowers in spring hedgerows

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Here in Cornwall the hedgerows are a riot of colour in the spring sunshine. Wherever holiday-makers are staying this Easter, they won’t be far away from these stunning wild flowers.

Twelve of the most common hedgerow flowers to be seen in spring are listed below and shown in the spring hedgerow gallery:

  • Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum)
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  • Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
  • Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)
  • Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  • Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  • Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
  • Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  • Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna formerly Ranunculus ficaria)
  • Primrose (Primula vulgaris)
  • Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  • Three-cornered Garlic (Allium triquetrum)

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