A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Round-leaved Birthwort Aristolochia rotunda
This strange plant is not uncommon in grassy areas at woodland edges in this area. The brown flag-like hood probably protects the tubular flower from waterlogging. A alternative name for the plant is Smearwort - it was used in the past for making poultices to help heal sores. (Canon EOS450D, Sigma 17-70 @ 44mm, 1/250s @ f/8)