FOTD – Red Bistort

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the weekend. This little gem was spotted on our trip to Hillsborough Gardens last weekend. Thankfully it wasnโ€™t covered in snow and we were able to spot this. Itโ€™s bright colour certainly does catch your eye.

Red Bistort, originally from the Himalaya Mountains, can be seen all over the UK. They can be found in meadows, pastures and along the roadsides. Traditionally they would have been used in deserts at Easter time, more so in England, I have never heard of this but fascinating all the same. These flowers can also be boiled, roasted and even used for making bread (The Wildlife Trusts, 2022).

Have a great day everyone,

Wayne โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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  1. Lovely photo of a plant I never would have known the name to plus you give such interesting
    information along with the plant. Love it. and be good Christmas and 10 days away!!

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