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Dogs tooth

Churchyards are becoming something of a haven for things wild; an enclave away from herbicides and fertilizers. Often uncut and dare I say untended, these small corners of our countryside can harbour some wonderful sights.

Perhaps not truly wild, but a local churchyard I was told about last week had a display of Dog tooth Violets that were planted in the late 1800’s.

Having their origins in southern Europe they are actually members of the lily family; their name reflecting the resemblence of their corm to a dogs canine.

So beautiful, they just took my breath away.

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6 Responses to “Dogs tooth”


  1. March 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Fabulous! I love the focus on the flower with the suggestion of the church in the background.

  2. March 31, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Wow they bueatiful, we only have the yellow ones here.


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