Bugleherb - Burntollet Woods by George Row

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Small 8.0" x 11.2"
Medium 12.0" x 16.8"
Large 16.0" x 22.4"
X large 20.0" x 28.0"

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[Burntollet, Pyramidal Bugle, Co. Derry, Faughan Valley, flower, meadow, nature, Ness Woods, trees, wildflower, Wildflower Card, Woodland Trust, woods, purple, >500 >1,000 >2,000 views, iPhone cover, iPad cover, tote bag, throw pillows]

  1. 5 th January 2015 View Count reached 2,005

This photograph was shot in Canon Raw mode on an EOS 5d Mkii at 1/25 f5.6 with a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM lens set at 300mm with a circular polarizing filter.

This wildflower was photographed in Burntollet Woods – a new area of open access woodlands in County Derry, Northern Ireland. Burntollet Woods is a 24 hectare (59 acre) area of woodland in Faughan Valley. It was created by The Woodland Trust. It lies between Ness Country Park and Oaks Wood, providing a habitat corridor for wildlife between the two areas of woodland.

Burntollet Woods has been planted with 43,000 native trees – mostly oak but also ash, alder and wild cherry. It also includes an 11 hectare (27 acre) meadow of wild flowers.

The Woodland Trust say that the project was made possible by funding from the NI Environment Agency, The Forestry Service and by public donations including one significant donation by an “anonymous Canadian tree enthusiast”.


The flower is a spear of purple-ish-blue flower-lets about 4-6 inches (10-15cm) tall. At first I thought that this was a Pyramidal Bugle – based on a bad picture in a pocket flower book. But I was not totally convinced that I got that right. Thanks to Carla Wick I think we have now identified it as BugleHerb.

Can anyone on the ID Me group refine this identification or come up with a better idea?

Bugleherb has dark green leaves with purple highlights. The leaves grow 5–8 cm (2"–3") high but in the spring it sends up 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall flower stalks with many purple flowers on them. I think the specimen shown here is in that “Spring flower stalk” mode. The first flower identification book I looked at ignored the spring phase and showed only the lower growing stages for Bugleherb, but showed spikes for Pyramidal Bugle.

Bugleherb is also known as: Blue bugle, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet Bungleweed, Common bugle, Burgundy lace and, due to an assumption that it could stem bleeding, “Carpenter’s Herb”.

Botanical Name: Ajuga reptans


Photographic Technical Details
This photograph was shot on a Canon EOS 5d Mkii at 1/25 f5.6 with a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM lens set at 300mm with a circular polarizing filter. In post-production processing in Apple Aperture it got a bit of a tweak of differential contrast … soft on the background and a little crisper on the flower.

History of this Photographic on RedBubble

  1. 5 th January 2015 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 11 th September 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  2. Tuesday 30th October 2012 View Count reached 501
  3. 17th July 2012 view count reached 208
  4. 20th June 2012 view count reached 104 it has been made a favourite by 3 people and been commented on 8 times.
  5. 11th June 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  6. 4th June 2012 Photograph taken at about 2:00 pm on sunny day

Comments

  • Deb Coats
    Deb Coatsalmost 3 years ago

    it only takes “one” to create beauty… nice job…

  • Deb, Thank you

    – George Row

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    wonderful. love the contrst of soft with clear. beautiful AND educational. :)

  • Yvonca, Thank you

    – George Row

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture George and very interesting read!!

  • Thanks Blair. I have better information in the caption now.

    – George Row

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 3 years ago

    Same family…try Ajuga reptans. I think the Pyramidal Bugle is extremely ‘furry’….your’s is more mint-looking in form.

  • Carla,
    THANK YOU! I have updated the caption to acknowledge your input. I searched on Ajuga reptans and found a helpful Wikipedia page. They described the thing I mentioned in the caption about it growing a 6-inch spike of flowers in Springtime. I think that is what we have here and also that is what my pocket flower-book left out. Thanks again for your help.

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, George. Love the colour and the detail. x

  • Agnes, Thank you.
    (Your computer must have been fixed or replaced as you are about more. :-)

    – George Row

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    I love wild flowers and this is just beautiful……………………..Joyce

  • Joyce, Thank you. Congratulations on your recent sale – may it be one of many!

    – George Row

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 3 years ago

    Your research George is remarkable and commendable and very much appreciated!! I wish some people put in even a quarter of the work you do!! I’d be on cloud nine!! Great work!!

  • Blair, Thank you :-)

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 3 years ago

    Got a new computer, George. Had no patience with the other one. x

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 3 years ago

    Glad to help George! One reason I love ID Me ~ Nature Photos Only is so I can see everything from around the world I’d not normally get a chance to. :o)

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Ann,
    Thank you for the Welcome and of course thanks for all the work you do running the group.

    – George Row


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