|Grassland at Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
The top photo shows a low flat area next to the lakes. It is mostly typical grassland, that is, some grass and a great many wildflowers. The tall plants in this shot are Wild Teasels.
|Creeping Cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
It's not all lovely, though. I found a dead rabbit that had been scavenged by birds. I won't show the photo!
|Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
|Horseradish, Armoracia rusticana, in flower. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
|Water Figwort, Scrophularia auriculata. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
|Car park with European Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
|Field Madder, Sherardia arvensis. Leybourne Lakes, 16 June 2016.|
I have read that the word "mauve" was invented for the first ever aniline dye, which was produced in the mid-19th century. But that is not correct. It was indeed the name applied to that dye, but the word comes from the French for Mallow, and originally meant a much more saturated purple than this light shade.