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White Colour Forms of Wildflowers.
Topic Started: Dec 5 2016, 04:18 PM (202 Views)
earthdragon64
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Inspired by the thread on Leucism and Melanism in birds, mammals etc, I decided to start a thread about unusual colour forms in wildflowers. This will usually be white, but could be other colours such as the pink form of Primrose. Here are 3 to start with.

Bugle - Ajuga reptans

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Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia

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Primrose - Primula vulgaris

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AnnB
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Great thread, Audrey. I had a photo of the white form of Devil's Bit Scabious somewhere but I can't find it at the moment.
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feedyourhedgehog
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Beautiful Audrey :clap4:
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Davebutterflyman
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Great idea for a thread Audrey.

Superb photos to start it off as well, love the Harebell!
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JennyWren
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Thank you for beginning the thread Audrey . I have seen the unusual in the past but from now on i have a reason for keeping the photos :Cool:
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Night Owl
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A great idea for a thread Audrey and beautiful photos to start it off with :cool1:
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Pam M
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Great idea Audrey, I`ll look through my photos, I`m sure I have some....somewhere!!
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Pam M
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Thanks Audrey for getting me to look through my flower photos on a very grey, horrible day...cheered me up!!!
I found these, feel free to correct any that are not correctly ided :)


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Red Bartsia-White

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Giant Bellflower-White

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Betony-White

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Herb Robert-White

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Knapweed-White

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Musk Mallow-White

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Meliot-White

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Orchid-Common Spotted-Albino

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Purple Toadflax-White

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Great Willowherb-Albino
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JennyWren
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what a pretty and surprising mixture Pam . I wonder just how often they occur . That's such a pretty white orchid :Cool:
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earthdragon64
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Some lovely photos there Pam, the Red Bartsia is especially interesting as red flowers apparently don't often have white forms. Thanks to everyone else for the kind words. I thought I'd add some more of my ones.

Wild Thyme - Thymus polytrichus

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Honesty - Linaria annua

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Wood Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica

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Pam M
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Audrey the Bartsia was so confusing, you know when you have an idea what something is but it`s not right!
Jen I`m not sure how common these flowers are, not very I imagine. Though there was a load of White Betony where I took that photo...can`t remember off hand where it was though.
Nice photos Audrey.
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celticsparrow-Jan
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A lovely idea for a thread Audrey I like anything to do with flowers.

A fabulous selection of flowers so far :greatpics: Audrey and Pam
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Davebutterflyman
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More brilliant photos Pam and Audrey.
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JennyWren
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:Cool: Pam

Audrey , i found some white honesty on the Black Isle a year or so ago and took a couple of seeds :bag: one survived but the plant was very small . i'm hoping it'll grow properly and flower next year ... if i can remember where it is :doh:
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Davebutterflyman
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That would be good to see Jen.
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earthdragon64
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I have some of the normal Honesty growing in my garden Jen, it arrived by itself which was nice. The white Primrose in my 1st post of this thread was growing along the old railway line between Avoch and Fortrose. It's a really nice place to walk and has some lovely plants including Lords-and-ladies.

Here are some more of my collection.

Heath Spotted Orchid - Dactylorhiza maculata

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Selfheal - Prunella vulgaris

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Cross-leaved Heath - Erica tetralix

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Night Owl
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:wow: Beautiful photos Pam & Ann :cool1:
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Davebutterflyman
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Great photos Audrey, love the Heath spotted orchid!
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earthdragon64
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Thanks Dave, I've a few more.

Field Gentian - Gentianella campestris

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Melancholy Thistle - Cirsium heterophyllum

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Purple Milk Vetch - Astragalus danicus

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Pam M
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Those are lovely Audrey, i`ve never seen Gentian let alone a white one!
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