Turk’s-cap Lily Lilium superbum
- Family: Lily (Liliaceae) seen at Askrigg bottoms
- Habitat: meadows river banks and woodland
- Height: 3-7 feet
- Flower size: 2-1/2 inches across
- Flowering time: July to September
Aysgarth Station in the spring 2005
Germander Speedwell(Veronica chamaedrys). Keld June 2005
Garsdale Viaduct. Meadow sweet (”Fillipendula ulmaria)July 2005
The dreaded Ragwort (Senecio paludosus)
This plant is not welcome in the farmer’s field.
The plant can get mixed in with the silage (winter feed) and the animals are more likely to eat it. If a horse eats Ragwort it is almost always fatal. It is also poisonous to cows and can kill them. If sheep eat the plants it causes liver damage.
Dog Rose (Rosa Canina). Woodhall July 2005
Monkey Puzzle Tree August 2005
Taken in Stalling Busk churchyard, monkey puzzle bearing fruit.
Photos B. Kershaw email@example.com