Photo-a-Day (Friday, 23rd August, 2013)
A beautiful picture Roger....the rushes are lovely....do you know what the pinky purple flowers are.....they are really pretty....cheers!!!
Windy Harbour thats name brings back memories,lads I worked with in the mines use to mention the pit there.
They're reedmace - not bullrushes.
Nice pic, though.
How many people say Windy harbour. It is Windy ARBOUR as the caption says, no H.
I always call them bulrushes too. it's a very pretty photo.
Nice picture with a splash of natural
Nice photograph Roger. I don't know this place as not a Wiganer. Do you know how it got it's name as an Arbour is a shady garden alcove with the sides and roof formed by trees or climbing plants trained over a framework? Just curious.
The flowers are Willowherb Lizzie.
That's a very peaceful picture..lovely,pleasing to the eye.
Thank you Cyril.....they are a colour I like....agree with you Maureen.....very peaceful....cheers!!!
Bulrush is the common name for this wetland species
The common name we all know is bullrushes, final answer.
It isn't the 'common name' - it's simply an all-too-common-mistake, which is rather different.
Sorry Rev, but here in Wigan..(and I'v been round the block) it's known as Bullrush. Ask any true Wiganer.
Being a Wiganer doesn't make you immune from being wrong.
Not that it's a Wigan thing to misname this plant - it's pretty universal - probably because some silly Victorian artist drew 'Moses in the bullrushes' surrounded by reedmace, rather than bulrushes.
Okay - it LOOKS as if it ought to be called a bul(l)rush, because it looks 'macho' - but it fits its real name of reed mace (that's something you clobber people with) even better.
The correct term is Typha(Reedmace)the Bullrush of the country pond. Dont argue with the Rev he is infallible!
We Wiganers have always known this plant as a Bullrush...so Bullrush it is. What do Liverpudlions call sandwiches...they call them sarnes. It all depends where your from, ie town/city, it's been taken in Wigan so it's a Bullrush.
Willowherb and Bullrushes what a nice combination
Wikipedia states that in the northern hemisphere they are known as Bulrushes or Reedmace......just my observations....cheers!!!!
Say Bullrush and folk will know what is being talked about .
Ignorance is bliss!
Lizzie - they may be 'known' as bulrushes, but that arises from ignorance. They remain reedmace, just as a rabbit is a rabbit and a hare is a hare, no matter how confused folk get in recognising the difference.
Alan - only because they've fallen into a common trap.
And it's obviously not just a Wigan thing, Garry.
Even if 99% of people think black is white, it doesn't mean they're right.
Whatever the name I just thought it would be a good subject, when I was a child bullrushes were common due to the pit flashes but now you don't see many. As children we used to dry them and then soak them in paraffin and light them, run around the street, rather like a primitive Star Wars light saber
Must get my penny worth in......They are known to us as Bullrushes !
Gary...as well as sarnies the liverpudlians call our "stew"..scouse.....hence the name "scousers"if I am wrong no doubt my "scouse" friend will tell me .(and everyone else !)
Take your pick....
[url="http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typha"]whatever takes your fancy"[/url]
Type "Typha" into Wikipedia.
I didn't mean to get into this, but must finally get my oar in; only to say that they are known as Bulrushes in the small corner of the world known as mid-Western Ontario. My daughter went to the local swamp and brought some back to plant beside the pond she made for me this year, in our garden.
Give it a rest, it's a photo!
I shall continue to call them Bullrushes
Well, at least no one can say I let you wallow in your ignorance!
And Bull...rush to you Rev, and thanks for the natter.
Rev...A rabbit is a "Conie"..;o)
What ever you want to call them they have certainly given them something to talk about on the "gerneral" section!!!!
Dear Rev Long, the vicar from Chorley tells me they are known as "bullrushes".and the Charlie Chaplin cannotbe wrong.
in wian we call a moggie a mouse , but in scouse land a moggie is a cat.
In other parts of the English speaking world they are known as " cat-tails "