In Bloom

 

Animals aren’t the only ones welcoming the spring weather – flowers are too!

From traditional flower arrangements and flowers growing free around campus, here is a check box of what to look out for:

 

Snowdrops use
Image Credit: Joe, Flickr. Featured Image: Peter Trimming, Flickr

 

Snowdrop

Flower Fact: Eating large amounts of the flower and bulb is poisonous and will cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

 

 

 

Daffodils
Image Credit: Lee Haywood, Flickr

 

Daffodil

Flower Fact: If a daffodil produces small, pale flowers then it suffers from daffodil blindness.

 

 

 

Bluebell
Image Credit: Chrsjc, Flickr

 

Bluebell

Flower Fact: It is illegal to remove wild common bluebell bulbs under the Wildlife and Country Act 1981.

 

 

 

Primrose
Image Credit: Roger Bunting, Flickr

Primrose

Flower Fact: You can eat both the flowers and the plant – which is often used to garnish salad.

 

 

 

Spring crocus
Image Credit: Christine Kallna, Flickr

Spring crocus

Flower Fact: The Crocus is named after a Greek boy who turned into a flower because he was having an affair with Smilax – the name of another flower.

 

 

 

wild garlic
Image Credit: rawdonfox, Flickr

Wild garlic

Flower Fact: as the nickname bear’s garlic because brown bears often unearth and eat the bulb.

 

 

If you find any of these flowers around Lincoln, then let us know for a chance to be featured on the WildLincoln Instagram page!

 

Article by Jake

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