Grasslands flowers

Today I was chilling out with my friend on an agricultural field. There were some colorful flowers. I’ve shot them all with my camera. The plants were all accurately determined.

Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas was formerly described by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in his seminal publication Species Plantarum in 1753. Papaver, also ‘pappa’, is the Latin for food or milk and rhoeas means red in Greek. The common poppy is thought to be native to the eastern Mediterranean region, and it seems likely that it was introduced to northwest Europe in the seed-corn of early settlers. The delicate red flowers are an attractive and popular feature of the countryside, and have long been recognised as symbols of fertility and death.

Source: Kew.org

According to the source, it’s a very common flower in Europe. The red colour looks really beautiful.

Erysimum cheiranthoides

It is a herbaceous annual plant similar in appearance to many other mustards, growing an erect stem 15–100 cm (rarely 150 cm) tall. The leaves are lanceolate to elliptic, 2–11 cm long and 0.5–1 cm broad, with an entire to coarsely toothed margin. The flowers are bright yellow, 5–12 mm diameter, produced in an erect inflorescence. The fruit is a slender cylindrical capsule 1–3 cm (rarely 5 cm) long, containing several small, dark brown seeds.
It is widely naturalised outside of its native range, including in western and southern Europe, and North America.

Source: Wikipedia

Also a pretty flower, but I think the yellow color is not so photogenic as the red.

Centaurea cyanus

The attractive flowers of the cornflower are a bright celebratory blue, distinctive enough to have given its name to a colour. The narrow grey-green leaves, no more than five millimetres wide, grow alternatively up the stem. The closed, emerging flower heads resemble other members of the knapweed family to which the cornflower is closely related. In the early years of the twentieth century, cornflowers were common in Britain and, together with red poppies and white-flowering Mayweed, must have made a patriotic sight across parts of the countryside.

Source: arkive.org

Blue color has always been very profound. Definitely makes a nice contrast in the landscape and environment.

I hope these little flowers inspire you as me. I have more pictures. I’ll upload them another day. In any case, I will soon be again in a meadow or field.

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