Purple time of the year

Did you know that at this time of the year there is mainly purple flowers blossoming out there in the wild?!

This is what I discovered today while I was walking the dogs and admiring the fabulous lush green around me. Then I noticed the lovely purple flowers one after the other until I realised that the purple  is everywhere!!

Of course I had to start taking photos of all the different plants I could find and I was amazed to discover how many different species of purple flowers are growing in the Irish countryside! Well, let's say some are not exactly purple and lean more towards the pink and blue shades but well this makes for such a good name ;-)

Oh my, it is definitely the purple time of the year!!


Foxglove

foxglove image, pink

Fireweed

purple flowers, fireweed

Thistle

thistle image

thistle image, purple flower

Knapweed

purple flowers, knapweed

purple flowers



purple flowers

Spotted bog orchidspotted orchid flower


selfheal flower, purple flower

Selfheal

selfheal flower, purple

Crane-bill and Wild rose

cranebill flower wild rose image


Bell heather

 wild heather

 Clover

clover plant image

Vetch and Thistle

vetch thistle plant

Fireweed

fireweed plant

Vetch

vetch plant vetch plant

Herb-Robert

herb-robert

herb-robert


Selfheal

selfheal


I hope you enjoy this little display of Irish flora!! 

See you soon