Flowers

A wide range of flowers can be found in the Great Wood, although the dense summertime canopy means that the woodland floor is often bare or covered only by bracken. However, the wide rides, like Middle Way, support a wider range of flowers, while the area close to Cuffley Brook and the swallowholes is particularly strong in springtime flowers, assisted no doubt by the relative lack of disturbance by commercial activities in the wood.

Here are some pictures of flowers at the latter location.

Here are some close-ups:-

Wood Anemone


Wood Sorrel

Lady’s Smock

Lesser Celandine

Violet

Elsewhere in the wood and later in the season:-

Bluebell

Forget-me-not

Hairy Bitter Cress

Yellow Pimpernel

Bugle

Red Campion

Greater Stichwort

Foxgloves

Helleborine

 

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