A winner on her debut at Lingfield last August, Bell Heather
unsurprisingly found eventual Group One winner Ventura Storm too good on her second juvenile outing, but her efforts had encouraged the handicapper to award her a mark of 80 at the start of 2016.
LLUNIAU BETHAN WYN JONES Grug y mel (bell heather
, Erica cinerea) |
Tyfu ar y darnau sychach mae grug y ml (Erica cinerea; bell heather
A dyna wrth gwrs sut mae o wedi cael ei enw Saesneg - 'bell heather
', ac mae sawl bardd wedi cyfeirio at glychau'r neu gwpanau'r grug -"Crog glychau'r creigle uchel, Fflur y main, ffiolau'r ml." meddai Eifion Wyn, a T.
Plants include ling heather, bilberry, bell heather
, cross-leaved heath, crowberry, cranberry, cotton grasses and various mosses.
The hilltops themselves are largely covered by upland heath--the western gorse and bell heather
that grow there in profusion turn the hilltops yellow and purple during late summer.
Western gorse, cross leaved heath, bell heather
, pale heath violet, sweet vernal grass add specks of yellow and green to the purple heather backdrop.
Roedd y gwyddfid ar y gwrychoedd, a grug y ml (Erica cinerea; bell heather
) a thresgl y moch (Potentilla erecta; tormentil) yn ogystal 'r tegeirian brych cyffredin yn tyfu ym mn y clawdd.
The choices were spotted rock-rose (Anglesey); cuckooflower (Brecknockshire); Snowdon lily (Caernarvonshire); wild leek (Cardiff); bog rosemary (Cardiganshire); whorled caraway (Carmarthenshire); limestone woundwort (Denbighshire); bell heather
(Flintshire); yellow whitlow-grass (Glamorgan); Welsh poppy (Merioneth); foxglove (Monmouthshire); spiked speedwell (Montgomeryshire); thrift (Pembrokeshire); Radnor lily (Radnorshire).
As you walk through the moorland note the heather which is made of three types - heather (ling) which grows on the dry tussocks, cross-leaved heather and bell heather
which grows in the damp hollows between the tussocks.
Brithwaith o'r eithin man (Ulex gallii, western gorse) a grug y mel (Erica cinerea, bell heather
) oedd llethrau Uwchmynydd.
announces the brief blaze of colour on the Flintshire moors at the end of summer.
Flintshire Bell heather
(erica cinerea) which produces a blaze of colour on the moors at the end of summer.
That moody shot of the tall spikes of purple loosestrife against an evening sky where storm clouds are gathering features in the chapter dedicated to Wales along with images of the fiery yellow and purple of dwarf gorse and bell heather
on the Lleyn Peninsula, water crowfoot in Powys and the modest pennywort, being consumed by a banded snail in Cerigydidion.
uk More slowly but steadily the ling and bell heathers