Motorway flora

 

Motorways have become a wildlife haven; yes there is roadkill, and yes, on a summer’s day the windscreen is a mess of dead insects, but the banks beyond the hard shoulders are often a glorious displays of colour.

You can see primroses and cowslips in the spring, bluebells if you know where to look in May, and then a tumult of colour in summer, crimson and scarlet poppies, blue cornflowers, pink rosebay willowherb, yellow St John’s wort, purple loostrife, creamy meadowsweet, purple thistles, red, white and pink valerian, buttercups and daisies…

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