Rothchild’s Sunflower.

‘Rothchild’s sunflower’ was originally planted to re-introduce Large Copper butterflies to the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve. Unfortunately Large Copper butterflies didn’t return but Bee’s and other insects are attracted to the large yellow flowers .

Bee On A 'Rothchilds Sunflower'.

The reserve was onced owned by Charles Rothchild hence the name ‘Rothchild’s Sunflower’ It is rumoured that Charles Rothchild himself planted these flowers.

Bee On A 'Rothchilds Sunflower'.

The plant is actually called Heartleaf Oxeye and it flowers for a couple of weeks during the summer.

Rothchild's Sunflower.

Heartleaf Oxeye is a perennial herb that is part of the Daisy family. It grows to a height of 60-200cm and flowers in July and August. It certainly adds a burst of colour to the nature reserve.

Starting To Open.

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