As promised, here are a few of the flowers that were growing on the route of my cycle the other day. These are not necessarily representative of the fen flora since I tended to stay on roads or cycle ways rather than chance my luck across any marshes!
These hogweed and ox-eye daises are roadside weeds, here growing on what was the old A47 until the bypass was built.
Ox-eye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Lady’s bed straw (Galium verum) so called because the fragrant stems and leaves were used to stuff mattresses
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) – a rather pale form – it can be quite deep pink – with a small skipper
The dreaded common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
Greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)
An unidentified thalictrum growing beside one of the drainage courses.
The yellow waterlily or brandy bottle (after the shape of the seed pod) (Nuphar lutea) showing the surface and underwater foliage
And the flowers (and duckweed)
Wild roses are a nightmare to pin down so I will just call these two dog roses (Rosa canina) even though some people might know better.
And the common poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
And a wild flower that makes itself at home in lots of gardens, the creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense)