Dear Readers, it seems to me that if nature has a preferred colour in the South of England, it’s probably yellow – maybe this is because it’s a hue that can be seen by all kinds of pollinators, from bees and butterflies to the hard-working but underappreciated hoverflies. But how good are you at identifying yellow plants? Below are photos of twelve yellow flowers. All you have to do is to match the species to the photo.
You have until 5 p.m. UK time on Friday 25th March to put your answers into the comments, and the results will be published on Saturday 26th March. I will disappear your answers when I see them (if I manage to get myself organised – Covid has left me a bit brain-foggy this week, though I am generally very much on the mend).
So, if you think that the plant in Photo A is a Yellow Corydalis, your answer is 1) A)
- Yellow Corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea)
- Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
- Goldilocks Buttercup (Ranunculus auricomus)
- Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
- Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
- Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera glazioviana)
- Turnip (Brassica rapa)
- Touch-me-not Balsam (Impatiens noli-tangere)
- Lady’s Bedstraw (Galium verum)
- Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
- Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)