Dave Brown (June)
I spotted this fine example of BirdsfootTrefoil on Canna whilst on a sea kayaking expedition with a group. Often known as 'Ladys Fingers' and a smash hit with bees and butterflies, it can be found with or without the red streaks seen in this photo.
Farmers actively encourage this flower in meadows which are to be to be grazed by livestock as it has been proven that sheep grazing on Birdsfoot Trefoil suffer from significantly less parasitic infection. It is also given to cattle to help cure bloat.
Don't be tempted to tuck into a bowl of Birdsfoot Trefoil yourself though - it is highly toxic to humans!