December 08, 2015 Wildflowers December 08, 2015/ Annie Spratt COMMON FOXGLOVE / DIGITALIS PURPUREA Other names for the common foxglove include: bloody bells, bloody finger ,cow flop, dead man’s bells, dog’s lugs, dragon’s mouth, fairy bells, fairy fingers, fairy gloves, fairy thimbles, fairy’s cap, fairy’s petticoat, fairy’s thimble, finger flower, flap dock, folk’s gloves, fox finger, gloves of Mary, lady’s fingers, lady’s gloves, lady’s thimble, lion’s mouth, lusmore, lustmore, pop dock, thimble finger, thimble flower, throat root, witches’ bells, witches’ fingers, witches’ gloves ,witches’ thimbles OXEYE DAISIES / LEUCANTHEMUM VULGARE It’s large blooms are so bright that they appear to ‘glow’ in the evening, hence the common names of ‘Moon Daisy’ and ‘Moonpenny’. — wildlifetrusts.org COW PARSLEY / ANTHRISCUS SYLVESTRIS The large, flat umbrellas of small white flowers, and large, fern-like leaves are familiar characteristics of Cow Parsley. When crushed between the fingers, the leaves produce a strong, almost aniseed-like scent. One of several common members of the carrot family, this is the most abundant, and the earliest-flowering of the roadside umbellifers, collectively referred to as ‘Queen Anne’s Lace” — wildlifetrusts.org WILD CHERRY Wild cherry is a common name for species of cherries growing outside of cultivation, especially: Prunus avium, commonly known as “wild cherry” in the British Isles. — rhs.org.uk COMMON POPPY / PAPAVER RHOEAS Other names for the common poppy include:African rose, blind-eyes, blue-eyes, canker, canker rose, cheese couls, cheese cowl, cock rose , cop rose, copper rose, cornflower, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, headache plant, headaches, prophetic leaf, red cornflower, red poppy, redweed, Shirley poppy, thunder flower & wind rose.