Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tom Thumb's Bacon and Eggs

Blooming now in the grass is the Birdsfoot Trefoil, so named because of the shape of the seed pods spreading out like a bird's toes.

My mum always used to call them Tom Thumb and they are also known as 'Bacon and Eggs' (or 'Eggs and Bacon') because of the reddish tinge the flowers sometimes have.

Other names include'Lady's shoes and stockings', Crow-toes' and 'God almighty's thumb and finger'.

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