These are horse chestnut flowers from the conker tree. They produce a bigger nut which you can not eat. Unlike the smaller sweet chestnut that you can eat.
Found in local fields
Thank you for the lovely comments and for helping me work out they are Horse chestnut flowers.
More info found here.
Conker nuts are from the horse chestnut tree they are not edible. The outer shell of a conker has lumpy ,pointy bits and is thick and coarse.
They are great for putting a shoe lace through and having a game of conkers.
The sweet chestnut which you can eat has a prickly shell with finer points. Usually these are eaten at Christmas time.
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