Saturday, 26 July 2014

Corn Marigolds

I have noticed this field, yellow with corn marigolds, for a few weeks. Today I walked down with my camera to take a closer look.

The flowers are growing amongst a crop of peas but in this area the marigolds seem to have the upper hand.

The individual flowers are very striking.

A definition of a weed is " a plant growing in the wrong place" - the farmer might not welcome these flowers but the field did look particularly beautiful in the sunshine.


ginny farquhar said...

they look beautiful, do they smell good too? Gx

willow said...

Hi Ginny,
I don't think that I did notice the typical marigold smell that you get with the garden variety. I'm not even sure that they are closely related although they do have similar leaves.