Dear Readers, I don’t know who makes these things up, but apparently June 23rd (which is when I’m writing this post) is National Pink Day. Whether other colours are similarly rewarded I’m not sure. In Nova Scotia, International Pink Day was designated to protest against homophobic and transphobic bullying, and to support those who are its victims, but National Pink Day simply seems to be about celebrating the colour, and is no doubt an opportunity for fashion editors worldwide to opine. However, for this week’s quiz I thought I would draw your attention to some pink (ish) flowers, to see how many you can match to their names.
As usual, all answers in by 5 p.m. UK time on Saturday 2nd July please (and where on earth did June go?). Answers and plaudits will be published on Sunday 3rd July. So, if you think the plant in photo 1 is Common Ramping Fumitory, your answer is 1) A.
A. Common Ramping Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
B. Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
C. Grass Vetchling (Lathyrus nissolia)
D. Pink Sorrel (Oxalis articulata)
E. Thrift (Armeria maritima)
F. Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
G. Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
H. Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)
I. Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
J. Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)