Flowers for the bees

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In Normandy it used to be custom to plant cornflowers (centaurea cyanus) in the grainfields, so the bees find something to eat. That means until harvest Normandy was full of flowers. Nowadays the cornflowers are rare. But in Berthouville there is still at least one field with cornflowers amidst the cereals and a huge meadow full of flowers of various kinds.

Campanula rapunculus, Rampion Bellflower on an unploughed strip on August 10. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Papaver rhoeas, corn poppy, next to a field. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Corn poppies at a maize field on August 10. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Centaurea cyanus, cornflower on the special cornflower-meadow on August 12. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Pink and white cornflowers on the meadow on August 12. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Splendid cosmos bipinnatus, garden cosmos on the meadow. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Centaurea-meadow in Berthouville. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

More of the meadow. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Garden cosmos with a bumblebee in the meadow. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Anthemis arvensis, corn chamomile on August 17. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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