However we have seen a decline in the globe flower
. It appears at only two sites in the Tees Valley, whereas only 100 years ago it was abundant.
However, if you would prefer something a little "prettier," try: Asters Bee Balm Black-eyed Susan Butterfly Bush Butterfly Weed Chrysanthemum Coneflower Daylily False Aster Garden Phlox Gayfeather Globe Flower
Golden Rod Helen's Flower Honeysuckle Joe-Pye Weed Jupiter's Beard Lavender Meadowsweet Ornamental Onion Scabiosa Sweet William Tickseed Yarrow Allium schoenoprasum (chives) Anethum graveolens (dill) Borago officinalis (borage) Vibernum opulus (Korean lilac) Salix discolor (pussy willows)
Although Trollius europaeus is related to buttercups and is called the "common globe flower
", it is one of the loveliest plants for late spring.
THE large globe flower
heads of ornamental onions are made up of clusters of star-like blooms - and are followed by seed heads which have a beautiful architectural quality.
The globe flower
and the pink ragged robin were among plants joining the waterspurslane, which was discovered at the park's wetland conservation meadow.
Upland hay meadows are home to many scarce plants such as wood bittervetch, globe flower
and orchids, while there are still extensive areas of marshy grassland.
The same cannot be said of trollius, the globe flower
. They have a thin, fibrous root system, which binds the soil into a tight matrix, making it almost impossible to define which roots belong to which crown.
Rebecca Barrett, North Pennines AONB area coordinator, said: "The richest hay meadows in the AONB are simply breathtaking when species such as melancholy thistle, wood cranesbill and globe flower
are in bloom.