Tag Archives: Wild Flowers

Sea Campion

The full moon must be casting it’s magic on the tides as the walkway to Hare Island was more exposed than I have ever seen. Took a brisk stroll out to the island to take a peek. I didn’t stay long for fear of the tide coming back in. While I was there I took a photo of an interesting and attractive wild flower I now know to be Sea Campion.


Ribwort Plantain

Wild Flowers – Ribwort Plantain and friend

Back in May, at Ballyloughane, I took this picture of Ribwort Plantain. It is a plant I have known all my life but never knew the name of nor even thought about it. As a kid it uesd to grow in our garden in Arklow Co Wicklow and we would play a version of conkers with it or simply just hit each other with it. Great days and great fun. When trying to identify the plant I came accross this lovely website Wild Flowers Of Ireland which is well worth a visit.

I have not been able to identify the purple flower but enjoyed trying to take the close up picture.