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



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





Image Credit: Lee Haywood, Flickr



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




Image Credit: Chrsjc, Flickr



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




Image Credit: Roger Bunting, Flickr


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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