Common it might be but "Common Centaury" is still a lovely wildflower. Legend claims that the plant was named after the Greek mythological character, centaur Chiron.
Familiar throughout the Summer, this member of the Gentians family, can be found in areas of scrub & poor soil. The plant's medicinal properties were known to the Romans who used it to heals small wounds & various diseases.
I rarely display wildflowers in my portfolio but felt this offering might gain some approval among those of you who frequently do. Photographed from ground level when I lay flat out on some very scrubby earth at my local nature reserve to get the background I wanted.
Large Version is worth a look if you care to. Apart from cropping & a tweak to colour & sharpness, no other "messing about " whatsoever.
I appreciate your interest in my previous upload, "Reed Singer."
Flowers and plants
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