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Colours of Low-growing Wood Flowers

Nature volume 25, page 554 | Download Citation

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No one can enter our English woods just now without being struck with the lovely way in which they are starred with the yellow of the primrose, the white of the anemone and strawberry, and the light blue of the dog violet. It will be noticed that the tints of these flowers seem positively to shine in the low herbage and among the semi-shade of the trees and bushes. After twice going through the descriptions of flowers growing in similar situations, given in Hooker's “Student's Flora of the British Islands,” I find that nearly all our dwarf wood flowers are white, light yellow, and light blue. None appear to be red. Three are purple—one form of the Sweet Violet and the Ground Ivy (Nepeta Glechoma), both of which are scented; and the Bugle (Ajuga reptans).

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    • J. INNES ROGERS

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