Learning about leaves

It’s amazing what you can miss, even when you’re hunting hard for wild flowers. It’s amazing what you can find when you know what you’re looking for. This week’s #wildflowerhour Look at the Leaves challenge showed us that even when we find hidden treasure blooming at our feet, there is yet more treasure to be found in the leaves under those blooms.

Thanks for every tweet about this challenge. Our star photo is by @paulaomeara4. Here are some real highlights:

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One of the best #wildflowerhour members is @barbus59, who doesn’t just love botany, and doesn’t just know a great deal about it, but also delights in sharing his knowledge with others. It’s never to boast, but just so people experience the joy of knowing why a certain plant has leaves shaped the way they are. If you’re not already following him, you need to.

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Another superbly enthusiastic #wildflowerhour member, Donna Rainey, found some friends waiting for her when she lifted up some hazel leaves. And to think that we spend more of our time gazing at the flowers!

And here are all the tweets from this challenge. Do scroll through: you’ll learn so much.

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from #wildflowerhour http://www.wildflowerhour.co.uk/blog/2017/08/29/learning-about-leaves/

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