Tuesday, 23 July 2013

From the boardwalk................

.............at Greenlee Lough.
Marsh Cinquefoil. Dyes were produced from the roots and flowers in days gone by and the leaves are reputed to be good for making tea.
Also known as Marsh Five Fingers. Related to the Wild Strawberry. A great scource of nectar for bees.

Common Cotton-grass...........a member of the sedge family and not a grass. 
Just a couple of the many species of plant.


  1. I don't think I have ever knowingly seen Marsh Cinquefoil John. Now that I see that it is good for making tea, I may suggest that the RSPB group makes a visit as some are very interested in the tea drinking side of things! Cheers.

  2. I'm a Yorkshire Tea man myself.
    It's quite rare apparently Brian. Associated with marshes and bogs.

  3. John,

    once again you put out something that I have never heard of let alone seen. Really like the first picture.

    PS. I'm a Ringtons man through and through

  4. I had you down as a PG Tips guy. Something about the stars of the adverts , I think.