Wildflower trail, June 2012. Starting on the right side as you enter the churchyard at the Lych gate.
Alkanet: Hairy stem, large leaved, brilliant blue , long- flowering wildflower. Plenty on left of Lychgate and on a grave on the south side of the churchyard.
29.6.2016: Unidentified flower.
This was a surprise, on the edge of a granite bordered Victorian grave appeared early this week this glorious ring of nine crocus-like flowers on a single stem.
If it is an early flowering form of Autumn crocus it will have the nickname...
Evening primrose, absolutely gorgeous from June onwards.
Ox-eye daisies and foxgloves near Harvey's tomb.
Big name for a small flower: Erigeron Karvinskianus, or Mexican daisy.
This abounds along Gwinear Churchtown's one line of houses. Cornishmen once mined in Mexico, and an area of Hayle is known as Mexico Towans. Look for it outside the Kych gate, and on either side of the path.
On John Harvey's tomb this little succulent from the Stonecrop family manages to flower.
Near the church porch, on the left is Achillea, or Yarrow. It is an umbelliferous plant, one with an umbrella shaped head. It is named after Achilles, the Greek Hero of the Trojan War. He was held by the heel and dipped into the River Styx by his mother so that he would be made immortal. His heel was therefore his weak point.
Until this year, 2016, the yarrow was always cut before it could flower. Lat Autumn the grass here was cut very short, moss removed, and the yarrow was nurtured. Now there are three other wildflowers in this photo, cinquefoil, pink convuvulous, and a little thistle.
On a grave on the left approaching the the east gate is another surprise plant which just appeared last year: Purple toadflax, pretty, long lasting, and it should drop seed.
Navelwort, or Pennyroyal: This plant provides year round cover on the front wall of the church.
Below, the churchyard in Spring