Not in fact what the name suggests, but a froth which hides and protect the nymph of a froghopper: a small insect.
The plant which gave its name to the sweeping implement which used to be made from it.
This fungus is now aging as it grows from the trunk of a fallen birch tree.
Apart from its beauty as a flower, this plant has had a whole long list of uses in herbal mdeicine.
When the poppies start to flower, summer should be here. These were in early June.
These were by the side of a main road.
And here a clump in a field of growing corn.
A heron stands on an alder, scanning one of the pools at Himley Hall for possible prey.
At the bottom right an electric blue damsel fly skims the water – click the picture to go to the Flikr version, where the damsel fly can just about be made out on the largest size.
This beautiful flower is a plant of damp meadows, here in a break in the woods in Baggeridge Park.
These flag irises were a small part of the healthy crop at the edge of the upper pool in Baggeridge Park.
In early June the wild roses were blooming.
Sorrel is yet another wild plant with a culinary use: this time in soups, though once again this is something I haven’t tried.
This grass flower looks soft against the trunk of the tree behind.
Isolated, another stalk and flower looks even more vulnerable.
This buttercup is part way through the process of opening one morning.