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:
Flower Fact: Eating large amounts of the flower and bulb is poisonous and will cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Flower Fact: If a daffodil produces small, pale flowers then it suffers from daffodil blindness.
Flower Fact: It is illegal to remove wild common bluebell bulbs under the Wildlife and Country Act 1981.
Flower Fact: You can eat both the flowers and the plant – which is often used to garnish salad.
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.
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