Earlier this week I decided I needed a break from the libraries, so I walked around in Oxford’s botanic garden. Naturally, there would be more to see there later in the year, but there were some interesting things now as well. Here are a few pictures. I even promise a photo of myself.
First, some narcissus with what I assume must be some lovely Rubus sp. in the background:
There are lots of really cool euphorbias to be found around here, much cooler than that euphorbia that everyone knows, i.e., poinsettias:
Any place where you can grow cyclamen outside has something to be said for it, in my opinion:
Here’s some birch bark (Betula albosinensis, to be precise) for Erin:
And here’s a flower for me, since I have always liked green flowers and black flowers and this one is both green and black:
That was a widow iris, by the way. A widow rainbow? I think I could come up with a better name.
I really hope this plant sometimes does something to merit the name ‘mirabilis’:
This tillandsia needs to hear a few good Mennonite sermons on modesty …
And, finally, they had a whole greenhouse full of insectivorous plants, including these tiny sundews:
That’s me in the photos for size comparison. Now, I want to hear no more complaints that I never have any photos with me in them.