More yellow was her head than the flowers of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone
amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
The yellow-flowered lesser celandine (llygad ebrill) is the first to flower in March, and is followed by plants such as the star-like bloom of the wood anemone
and the glossy-leafed bluebell.
He said: "I have been working at Oakwell for years and every spring I find something new - a whole new patch of violets or a clump of wood anemone
I never knew we had.
In addition to oak and ash trees, the woodland is also home to birch, rowan and holly, as well as bluebell, wood sorrel and wood anemone
Clare Morgan, who manages the site for Coed Cadw says, 'Taking out these conifers will increase the level of light reaching the woodland floor so creating more favourable conditions for the development of a native woodland ground flora, including wood anemone
, dog's mercury and bluebells.
Some of the plants in trouble include wood sorrel, wood anemone
and wood violets, but two fern species, including bracken, showed large increases.
Abundant with bluebells, wood millet, wood anemone
, violets and golden saxifrage.
The ancient woodland plants include bluebell, wood anemone
, wild garlic, moschatel, wood speedwell, wood sorrel, woodruff, grasses and ferns.
ANEMONE 'FLACCIDA': (broadleighbulbs.co.uk) THE 'Flaccida', the Japanese version of our wood anemone
, has very interesting leaves beautifully marked with bronze when they appear.
4 Anemone 'Flaccida' (broadleighbulbs.co.uk) "The Japanese version of our wood anemone
has leaves beautifully marked with bronze when they first appear.
I might suggest various hostas and ferns, grasses and sedges, Satsuki azaleas, smooth hydrangeas, fothergillas, sasanqua camellias, the native fringe tree, foamflowers, wood asters, foxgloves, Japanese anemones, rue anemones, white varieties of wood anemone
and Grecian windflowers, and lots of little white daffodils followed by Virginia bluebells.
(Version for voice and orchestra available for hire from the publisher.) "Blasippan" (The Anemone), [Db.sub.4]-[E[flat].sub.5]; "De bagge rosorna" (The Two Roses), [D#.sub.4]-[E.sub.5]; "Vitsippan" (The Wood Anemone
), [D[flat].sub.4]-[F.sub.5]; "Sippan" (The Primrose), [C#.sub.4]-[E.sub.5]; "Tornet" (The Thorn), [E[flat].sub.4]-[Ab[flat].sub.5]; "Blommans ode" (The Flower's Destiny), [B[flat].sub.3]-[B[flat].sub.4].