The wildflower alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) photographed in Cornwall in May
by Stephen Hewitt | Published
The photographs here show the wildflower Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) growing in Cornwall in May 2022.
The plant has about the same size and general appearance from a distance as other umbellifers such as cow parsley and also grows along hedgerows but the flowers appear earlier in the year and have yellow tinge. Another difference is that it is limited to certain parts of England. The reason for the yellow appearance is shown in the last photograph. There are white petals but the centre of each flower is yellow.