Shell motif Camino de Santiago

The pilgrimage routes to
Santiago de Compostela
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Flowers of the Camino


We would appreciate your help in identifying these flowers, particluarly with the names in French, German or Spanish. If you are able to help with this, you will find a link underneath each flower which will automatically put the reference number of the picture into the subject line of your Email, so we will know which flower you are talking about!

These photographs were all taken in 2002: days 1 to 7 were taken in March, days 8 to 23 in May, and days 24 onwards in September

Many grateful thanks to Dale Calder (DC), Charlotte Brawne (CB) Bjarne Wendt (BW) and Elizabeth Hansen(EH) for their identifications, which are acknoweldged with their initials below

Day 1 - image 063 Dog's Tooth Violet           Erythromium - dens canis (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 063) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 2 - image 094 Sweet violet           Viola odorata (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 094) in< French, German, or Spanish,

Day 4 - image 112 Stinking hellebore           Hellebore foetidus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 112) in French, German, Spanish,

Day 4 - image 115 ?anenome (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 115) in French, German, Spanish,

Day 4 - image 131 Sweet Violet           viola odorata (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 131or) in French, German, Spanish,

Day 4 - image 211Grape Hyacinth           Muscari (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 211) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 4 - image 212 Mountain buttercup           ranunculus montana? (CB)
or Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 212) in French, German, Spanish,

Day 8 - image 213 ?aster (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 213) in English, French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 4 - image 240 Broom           Cytisus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 240) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 8 - image 282 Rosemary           rosmarinus (CB/BW)
[DK] Rosmarin - good with lamb, or to make a tea
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 282) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 8 - image 346 Grey-leaved cistus           (CB) cistus albidus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 346) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 8 - image 360 Cornflower or Bachelor's Button           Centaurea cyanus (DC)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 360) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 8 - image 366 ?Stitchwort (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 366) in English, French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 9 - image 402 St. John's Wort           hypericum (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 402) in English, French, German, Spanish, or Latin


Day 12 - image 439 Cowslip           Primula vera (CB)         [DK] kodriver (BW)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 439) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 12 - image 461Asphodel           asphodelus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 461) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 12 - image 462Grape hyacinth           muscari (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 462) in French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 463) in English, French, German, or Spanish,

Day 12 - image 464 Asphodel (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 464) in French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 12 - image 465 Christmas rose (BW)/ Corsican hellebore (CB)           hellebore corsicus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 465) in French, German, Spanish,

Day 13 - image 502 Corn Poppy           papaver rhoeus (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 502) in French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 13 - image 503 ?Lady's smock           ?cardamine pratensis (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 503) in English, French, German, or Spanish,

Day 13 - image 505 Mallow           malva (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 505) in< French, German, or Spanish,

Day 16 - image 565 Lavender           lavandula stoechas
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 565) in< French, German, or Spanish,

Day 16 - image 566 Anchusa with Hawkweed           anchusa (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 566) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 16 - image 582 Vetch (CB/EH)           vicia (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 582) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 19 - image 613
?senecio (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 613) in English, French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 24 - image 1013 Mallow/ Tree Mallow(CB)           malva (or lavetera) (CB)         [DK] stokrose (BW) - comes in many colours - see below
tell us the name of this flower (ref 1013) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 24 - image 1014 Wood Pink           dianthus sylvestris (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1014) in< French, German, or Spanish,

Day 24 - image 1016 Hollyhock (CB/EH)           alcea rosea (CB)         [DK] stokrose (BW)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1016) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 24 - image 1023 ? tencrium (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1023) in English, French, German, or Spanish,

Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1105) in English, French, German, Spanish, or Latin

Day 26 - image 1106 Foxglove (CB)           digitalis purpurea (BW) Formerly used in medecine for curing heart problems
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1106) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 26 - image 1110 Bell flower           campanula (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1110) in French, German, or Spanish,

Day 26 - image 1113 Knapweed           (CB) centaurea (CB)
Please tell us the name of this flower (ref 1113) in< French, German, or Spanish,

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