Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!

A wild Tulip.....



Thanks to Susan of Loire Valley Nature for taking us to see these!!

5 comments:

Susan said...

It was my pleasure. I've written a post about them too, to be published next week. Let's raise a glass to wildlife and the conservation of wild habitats :-)

Kerry said...

Beautiful x

LaPré DelaForge said...

Susan... just the one glass?
It would have to be Gaudrelle, naturally!!

Amelia Frenchgarden said...

We have lots of anemones, pulmonaria, bluebells and strawberry flowers at the moment but I have never seen a wild tulip. Beautiful. Amelia

LaPré DelaForge said...

Amelia, apparently in this region, they exist at just a few sites...
almost all of them now vineyards.
The shape of the stem reminded me of the Fritillaries....
but instead of hanging down, they open sideways....
rather than UPWARD like a "domesticated" tulip...
or even the species tulips of Crete, Cyprus and southern Turkey...
Susan is doing a full blog post about them this week or next..
so I won't steal her thunder.