Friday, 29 April 2011

Colour from the season - Mountain Cornflower blue

This looks like a thistle but it's a perennial Mountain Cornflower. In parts of Europe it's been used by herbalists to make an eyewash for tired (blue) eyes. The form and colour of this flower are a bit special, forked blue petals sheltering pink centres and black lashes on the buds...

..from my seasonal colour sample notebook.