Wildflowers in July

Wildflowers in July

These wild flowers were photographed in early July  at the northern end of The Chilterns on a short walk to Ivinghoe Beacon – Pyramidal Orchid, Common Spotted orchid, Greater Knapweed, Self Heal, Agrimony, Goatsbeard, Mignonette, Dropwort and Clustered Bellflower. Ivinghoe Beacon is located on The Ridgeway which is an ancient track that runs through the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB. The chalk grasslands along this route provide a wonderful habitat for wild flowers which are abundant in July. The flowers shown here are not rare but easy to see and photograph. 

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pyramidal orchid

Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis

common spotted orchid

​Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii 


Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria

greater knapweed

Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa

goatsbeard  'clock'

Goatsbeard Tragopogon pratensis

self-heal close up

Self-heal Prunella vulgaris

 clustered bellflower

Clustered Bellflower Campanula glomerata 


Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris

wild mignonette

Wild Mignonette Reseda lutea