A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 12 April 2015

Snakes Head Fritillary

Late April in the Thames water meadows near Cricklade is the time to see a spectacular display of snake's head fritillary  which fill the fields for a few weeks.This plant is an endangered species in the wild but flowers profusely in these fields. The bulbs like waterlogged conditions in the winter and the Thames floods here so conditions are ideal.

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