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Wildflowers in the Parks, month by month Blackthorn in full flower at the end of April Wood Anemones the harbinger of spring. These have been increasing in number and spread, until last year, but they are re-establishing themselves again this year. The Lesser Celandine starts to flower just after the Wood Anemones, but prefers the damper areas of the Parks. It is mostly seen along the banks of Coppice Brook, and in Coppice Field. Red Campion, although common in the hedgerows in the lanes to the west of Belper is a relatively new addition to the flora of the Parks. Red Campion is flourishing and is increased in number each year. Ragged Robin, so called because of the ragged edge to its petals. English Bluebells there are a growing number of English Bluebells in the Parks, unfortunately we also have a growing number of Spanish Bluebells which if unchecked will hybridise and replace the very health English Bluebell population.