Ivydene Gardens Blue Wildflowers Note Gallery:
Brown Flowers with
Food for Butterfly/Moth Index

Plant Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green=24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

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Click on first Underlined Text in Text Box below Thumbnail to transfer to its Family page.

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SEDGES CAREX Greater Fox Sedge or True Fox Sedge
BY DITCHES IN CLAY

May-Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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clesserflobulrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

REED-MACE False Bulrush
SHALLOW WATER, MUD
Jun-Aug

REED-MACE Lesser Bulrush
LAKES, DITCHES

Jun-Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie Blamey's Wild Flowers by Colour by Marjorie Blamey (ISBN 0-7136-7237-4. Published by A & C Black Publishers Ltd in 2005) has illustrations of each wild flower of Britain and Northern Europe split into the following 13 colours.

Instead of colour illustrations, this plant gallery has thumbnail pictures of wild flowers of Britain in the same colour split system:-

White A-D and Habitats of Saltmarshes, Beaches, Rocks and Cliff Tops
White E-P and Other Habitats
White Q-Z and Number of Petals
Cream and Coastal Sandy Shores and Dunes
Yellow A-G and Pollinator
Yellow H-Z and Poisonous Plants
Orange and Habitat of Hedgerows and Road Verges
Red and Habitat of Pinewoods
Pink A-G and Habitats of Lakes, Canals and Rivers
Pink H-Z and Habitats of Marshes, Fens and Bogs
Mauve and Habitat of Grassland - Acid, Neutral or Chalk
Purple and Habitats of Old Buildings and Walls
Blue and Flower Legend
Green and Habitat of Broad-leaved Woods
Brown and Food for Butterfly / Moth
Multi-Coloured and Habitats of Heaths and Moors
Shrub and Small Tree and Habitats of River Banks and Other Freshwater Margins
Seed 1 and Scented Flower, Foliage or Root
Seed 2 and Story of Their Common Names
Non-Flower Plants and Non-Flowering Plant Use
Introduction and Edible Plant Parts
Site Map and Use of Plant
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflowers with Brown Flowers

Wildflower Common Plant Name

Click on Underlined Text
to view that Wildflower Plant Description Page

 

 

 

Scented

 

Scented Leaves

Flowering Months

Click on Underlined Text
to view photos

Habitat
 

Click on Underlined Text
to view further Natural Habitat details and Botanical Society of the British Isles Distri-bution Map

Number of Petals

Without Petals.

1 Petal or Comp-osite of many 1 Petal Flowers as Disc or Ray Floret .

2 Petals.
3 Petals.
4 Petals.
5 Petals.
6 Petals.
Over 6 Petals.

Foliage Colour

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)
Click on Underlined
text
to view its Wildflower FAMILY Page

Comment
and
Botanical Name

Click on Underlined Botanical Name
to link to Plant or Seed Supplier

 

Click on Underlined
/NOTE
to view Wildflower Plant NOTE Page

Balm-leaved Figwort

Jun-Aug

A long-lived perennial herb of hedge banks, scrubby field-borders, rough ground on cliff-tops, waste places, disused quarries and old walls.

5 Petal-like lobes

Mid Green

40 x
(100 x )

Figwort - Mulleins

Scroph-ularia scorodonia

Bee Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Bird's Nest Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Bug Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Bulrush

 

 

 

 

 

BULRUSH

 

Common Figwort


"Woodland Figwort,
Figwort" from Wikipedia

Jun-Aug

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A perennial herb of open or shaded habitats, preferring fertile soils and found in damp woodland, woodland rides, hedge banks, ditches and riversides, and sometimes in drier sites on waste ground.

5 Petal-like lobes

"Oval and pointed mid green. Juvenile foliage may have a slight 'purple" tinge" from Woodlands

24-36 x (60-90 x )

Figwort - Mulleins

Scrophularia nodosa
 

Deadly Nightshade

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT-SHADE

 

Early Spider Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

False Bulrush is Typha latifolia
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Reedmace family

 

 

 

 

 

BULRUSH

 

Fly Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Greater Fox Sedge, True Fox Sedge is
Carex vulpina
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Sedge:Carex Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Figwort, Western Figwort

"Water betony, Water figwort" from Wikipedia

Jun-Sep

A rhizomatous perennial herb which grows on fertile soils by streams and rivers, and in damp woodland, in both open and shaded places.

5 Petal-like lobes

Light Green

28 x
(70 x )

Figwort - Mulleins

Scrophularia umbrosa
The plant is probably poisonous to cows, pollinated by bees and wasps

Late Spider Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Lesser Bulrush is Typha angustifolia
clesserflobulrush1

Reedmace family

 

 

 

 

 

BULRUSH

 

Lesser Twayblade

 

 

 

 

 

ORCHID

 

Marsh Cudweed

 

 

 

 

 

DAISY

 

Mugwort

 

 

 

 

 

DAISY

 

Nonea

 

 

 

 

 

BORAGE

 

Water Figwort

Jun-Sep

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A perennial herb of wet places on the margins of lakes, rivers, streams and canals, and in ditches, marshes and wet woodlands.

5 Petal-like lobes

Light Green

40 x
(100 x )

Figwort - Mulleins

Scrop-hularia aquatica (Scrop-hularia auriculata)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Laying area for eggs

Food for caterpillar

Hanging area for chrysalis

Food for Butterfly

agrimony

agrimonia eupatoria

 

 

 

 

alder buckthorn

frangula alnus

 

 

 

 

ash

fraxinus excelsior

 

 

 

 

aspen

populus tremula

 

 

 

 

autumn gentian

gentianella amarella

 

 

 

 

barren strawberry

potentilla sterilis

 

 

 

 

bell heather

erica cinerea

 

 

 

 

bents

agrostis

 

 

 

 

bilberry

vaccinium myrtillus

 

 

 

 

birches

betula

 

 

 

 

bird's-foot-trefoils

lotus

 

 

 

 

bitter-vetch

lathyrus linifolius

 

 

 

 

black bent

agrostis gigantea

 

 

 

 

black medic

medicago lupulina

 

 

 

 

blackthorn

prunus spinosa

 

 

 

 

bladder-senna

colutea arborescens

 

 

 

 

blue moor-grass

sesleria caerulea

 

 

 

 

bluebell

Bluebell is
Hyacinthoides

non-scripta
bluebellcflobritishflora1a
Lily family
 

 

 

 

 

bog-myrtle

myrica gale

 

 

 

 

bracken

pteridium aquilinum

 

 

 

 

bramble

rubus fruticosus agg.

 

 

 

 

bristle bent

agrostis curtisii

 

 

 

 

broom

cytisus scoparius

 

 

 

 

buck'shorn plantain

plantago coronopus

 

 

 

 

buckthorn

rhamnus cathartica

 

 

 

 

buddleia

buddleja davidii

 

 

 

 

bugle

ajuga reptans

 

 

 

 

bullace

prunus domestica insititia

 

 

 

 

buttercups

ranunculus

 

 

 

 

charlock

sinapis arvensis

 

 

 

 

clovers

trifolium

 

 

 

 

cock's-foot

dactylis glomerata

 

 

 

 

common bent

agrostis capillaris

 

 

 

 

common bird's-foot-trefoil

lotus corniculatus

 

 

 

 

common couch

elytrigia repens

 

 

 

 

common cow-wheat

melampyrum pratense

 

 

 

 

common dog-violet

Common Dog-violet is viola riviniana
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

common fleabane

pulicaria dysenterica

 

 

 

 

common nettle

urtica dioica

 

 

 

 

common ragwort

senecio jacobaea

 

 

 

 

common rock-rose

helianthemum nummularium

 

 

 

 

common sorrel

rumex acetosa

 

 

 

 

common stork's-bill

erodium cicutarium

 

 

 

 

cow parsley

Cow Parsley , Wild Chervil is
Anthriscus sylvestris and Chaerophyllum sylvestre
ccowfloparsley

Umbellifer family

 

 

 

 

cowslip

primula veris

 

 

 

 

creeping cinquefoil

potentilla reptans

 

 

 

 

creeping soft-grass

holcus mollis

 

 

 

 

creeping thistle

cirsium arvense

 

 

 

 

cross-leaved heath

erica tetralix

 

 

 

 

cuckooflower (or lady's smock)

Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock is
Cardamine
pratensis
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Crucifer family

 

 

 

 

currants

ribes

 

 

 

 

devil's-bit scabious

succisa pratensis

 

 

 

 

dog-rose

rosa canina

 

 

 

 

dogwood

cornus sanguinea

 

 

 

 

dove's-foot crane's-bill

geranium molle

 

 

 

 

dwarf thistle

cirsium acaule

 

 

 

 

dyer's greenweed

genista tinctoria

 

 

 

 

elms

ulmus

 

 

 

 

english elm

ulmus procera

 

 

 

 

false brome

brachypodium sylvaticum

 

 

 

 

fennel

foeniculum vulgare

 

 

 

 

fescues

festuca

 

 

 

 

field maple

acer campestre

 

 

 

 

field pansy

Field Pansy is
Viola arvensis
cfieldflopansy1

Violet family

 

 

 

 

field scabious

knautia arvensis

 

 

 

 

foxglove

digitalis purpurea

 

 

 

 

garlic mustard

Garlic Mustard is
Alliaria petiolata
fgarlicflotmustard
(Alliare officinale,
Erbe Sophia,
Erva Adheira,
Hedge Garlic,
Hierba del Ajo,
Jack-by-the-Hedge, Knoblauchsrauke, Lauchkraut, Lauchrauch,
St. Sophia's Herb)

Crucifer family

 

 

 

 

germander speedwell

veronica chamaedrys

 

 

 

 

globe artichoke

cynara cardunculus

 

 

 

 

goat willow

salix caprea

 

 

 

 

gorse

ulex europaeus

 

 

 

 

great burnet

sanguisorba officinalis

 

 

 

 

great fen-sedge

cladium mariscus

 

 

 

 

greater bird's-foot-trefoil

lotus pedunculatus

 

 

 

 

green-winged orchid

orchis morio

 

 

 

 

grey willow

salix cinerea

 

 

 

 

hairy violet

Hairy Violet is
Viola hirta
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

hare's-tail cottongrass

eriophorum vaginatum

 

 

 

 

hawkweeds

hieracium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE WILD FLOWER GALLERY
PAGE MENU

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

 

FLOWER COLOUR Comparison Pages/NOTE Galleries under Wild Flower in the left hand Main Topic Menu Table

SEED COLOUR
(o)Seed 1
(o)Seed 2

Lists of:-
Edible Plant Parts.
Flower Legend.
Food for
Butterfly/Moth
.

Flowering plants of Chalk and Limestone
Page 1

Page 2

Flowering plants of Acid Soil
Page 1

Habitat Lists:-
Approaching the
Coast (Coastal)
.
Broad-leaved
Woods
.
Grassland - Acid, Neutral, Chalk.
Heaths and Moors.
Hedgerows and Verges.
Lakes, Canals and Rivers.
Marshes, Fens,
Bogs
.
Old Buildings and Walls.
Pinewoods.
River Banks and
other Freshwater Margins
.
Saltmarshes.
Sandy Shores and Dunes.
Shingle Beaches, Rocks and
Cliff Tops
.
Other.

Number of Petals List:-
Without Petals. Other plants
without flowers.
1 Petal or
Composite of
many 1 Petal Flowers as Disc
or Ray Floret .
2 Petals.
3 Petals.
4 Petals.
5 Petals.
6 Petals.
Over 6 Petals.

Lists of:-
Pollinator.
Poisonous Parts.
Scented Flower, Foliage, Root.
Story of their Common Names.
Use for Flowering Plants

Non-Flowering Plants
Use for Non-Flowering Plants

 

 

See Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines to aid your use of this website.

 

 

 

 

 

WILDFLOWER INDEX
Botanical Name
Common Name

 

 

WILD FLOWER GALLERY
PAGE MENU

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction
Poisonous Plants


INDEX LINK TO WILDFLOWER PLANT DESCRIPTION PAGE
a-h
i-p
q-z

BED PICTURES
(o)Bed

HABITAT TABLES
Flowers in
Acid Soil

Flowers in
Chalk Soil

Flowers in
Marine Soil

Flowers in
Neutral Soil

Ferns
Grasses
Rushes
Sedges
 

 

The Country Diary Book of Creating a Butterfly Garden by E.J.M Warren. Published in 1988. ISBN 0-86350-203-2 provides many of the plant names in choosing the right flowers or grasses for butterflies below:-


WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3 (o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

 

See current Wildflower Common Name Index link Table for more wildflower of the UK common names together with their names in languages from America, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

See current Wildflower Botanical Name Index link table for wildflower of the United Kingdom (Great Britain) botanical names.

 

After clicking on the WILD FLOWER Common Name INDEX link to Wildflower Family Page; locate that Common name on that Wildflower Family Page, then

Click on Underlined Text in:-

Common Name to view that Plant Description Page
Botanical Name to link to Plant or Seed Supplier
Flowering Months to view photos
Habitat to view further Natural Habitat details and Botanical Society of the British Isles Distribution Map

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Butterfly/Moth Plant -

If you have not reared butterflies and moths before, please take note of the foodplants your larvae will need. To know how to keep caterpillars, hatch out pupae and care for your livestock we recommend the handbook The All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES.

Wild Flowers

 

 

bilberry

 

 

bird's foot trefoil

 

 

bladder campion

Bladder Campion is
Silene vulgaris
cbladderflocampion1

Pink family

 

Bluebell

Bluebell is
Hyacinthoides

non-scripta
bluebellcflobritishflora1
Lily family
 

 

bramble

 

 

bugle

 

 

buttercup

 

 

charlock

 

 

cinquefoils

 

 

clovers

 

 

common rock rose

 

 

common stork's bill

 

 

cornflower

 

 

cow parsley

Cow Parsley , Wild Chervil is
Anthriscus sylvestris and Chaerophyllum sylvestre
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Umbellifer family

 

The Cowslip
(Keys, Our Lady's Keys, Keys-of-heaven, Herb Peter, St Peter's-wort, Peter's-keys, Fairy-cups)

Primula veris
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Primrose Family
 

 

cow wheat

 

 

crown vetch

 

 

Daisy

Bellis perennis
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Daisy - Cudweeds Family

 

dandelions

 

 

devil's bit scabious

 

 

docks and sorrels

 

 

dog rose

 

 

The Dog Violet
(Common Dog Violet)

Common Dog-violet is viola riviniana
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Violet family

 

Yellow Meadow-rue and
Common Meadow-rue

Yellow Meadow-rue and
Common Meadow-rue is
Thalictrum flavum
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Flowers at Århus Botanical garden, Jutland. By Sten Porse, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

A rhizomatous perennial of fens, ditches and streamsides, and tall vegetation in wet meadows, always found where the substrate or water is base-rich. It is also recorded from open fen carr.

The plant is a good nectar source for bees and flies. Attracts butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Laying area for eggs

Food for caterpillar

Hanging area for chrysalis

Food for Butterfly

hawthorn

crataegus monogyna

 

 

 

 

heath bedstraw

galium saxatile

 

 

 

 

heathers

erica and calluna vulgaris

 

 

 

 

hebes

hebe

 

 

 

 

hedge mustard

sisymbrium officinale

 

 

 

 

holly

ilex aquifolium

 

 

 

 

honesty

lunaria annua

 

 

 

 

honeysuckle

lonicera periclymenum

 

 

 

 

hop

humulus lupulus

 

 

 

 

horseshoe vetch

hippocrepis comosa

 

 

 

 

ice plant

sedum maximum

 

 

 

 

ivy

hedera helix

 

 

 

 

kidney vetch

anthyllis vulneraria

 

 

 

 

knapweeds

centaurea

 

 

 

 

lesser trefoil

trifolium dubium

 

 

 

 

ling

calluna vulgaris

 

 

 

 

lucerne

medicago sativa

 

 

 

 

lungworts

pulmonaria

 

 

 

 

mallows

malva

 

 

 

 

maples

acer

 

 

 

 

marram grass

ammophila arenaria

 

 

 

 

marsh thistles

cirsium palustre

 

 

 

 

marsh violet

Marsh Violet is
Viola palustris
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

mat-grass

nardus stricta

 

 

 

 

meadow vetchling

lathyrus pratensis

 

 

 

 

meadow-grasses

poa

 

 

 

 

melilots

melitotus

 

 

 

 

michaelmas-daisies

aster

 

 

 

 

milk-parsley

peucedanum palustre

 

 

 

 

milweeds

asclepias

 

 

 

 

musk thistle

carduus nutans

 

 

 

 

nasturtium

tropaeolum majus

 

 

 

 

nettles

urtica

 

 

 

 

oaks

quercus

 

 

 

 

pale dog-violet

viola lactea

 

 

 

 

pear

pyrus

 

 

 

 

pellitory-of-the-wall

Pellitory-of-the-wall is Parietaria diffusa
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Nettle family

 

 

 

 

plantains

plantago

 

 

 

 

poplars

populus

 

 

 

 

primrose

primula vulgaris

 

 

 

 

purple moor-grass

molinia caerulea

 

 

 

 

purple loose-strife

lythrum salicaria

 

 

 

 

ragged-robin

Ragged Robin is
Lychnis flos-cuculi
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Pink family

 

 

 

 

red campion

Red Campion is
Melandrium dioicum, Silene dioica and Lychnis dioica
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Pink family

 

 

 

 

red clover

trifolium pratense

 

 

 

 

red fescue

festuca rubra

 

 

 

 

reed

phragmites australis

 

 

 

 

restharrows

ononis

 

 

 

 

ribwort plantain

plantago lanceolata

 

 

 

 

rye-grasses

lolium

 

 

 

 

salad burnet

sanguisorba minor

 

 

 

 

sallows

salix

 

 

 

 

scabiouses

knautia, scabiosa, succisa

 

 

 

 

sea radish

raphanus maritimus

 

 

 

 

sheep's-fescue

festuca ovina

 

 

 

 

sheep's sorrel

rumex acetosella

 

 

 

 

small-leaved elm

ulmus minor

 

 

 

 

small nettle

Small Nettle is
Urtica urens
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Nettle family

 

 

 

 

smooth meadow-grass

poa pratensis

 

 

 

 

snowberries

symphoricarpos

 

 

 

 

spear thistle

cirsium vulgare

 

 

 

 

Spindle-tree

Spindle-tree is
Euonymus europaeus
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Spindle tree family

 

 

 

 

sundews

drosera

 

 

 

 

sweet rockets

sisymbrium

 

 

 

 

sweet vernal-grass

anthoxanthum odoratum

 

 

 

 

teasels

dipsacus

 

 

 

 

timothy

phleum pratense

 

 

 

 

tor-grass

brachypodium pinnatum

 

 

 

 

tormentil

potentilla erecta

 

 

 

 

trefoils

lotus

 

 

 

 

tufted hair-grass

deschampsia cespitosa

 

 

 

 

tufted vetch

vicia cracca

 

 

 

 

valerians

centranthus

 

 

 

 

vetches

vicia and anthyllis

 

 

 

 

water dock

rumex hydrolapthum

 

 

 

 

water-cress

rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

 

 

 

 

wavy hair-grass

deschampsia flexuosa

 

 

 

 

western gorse

ulex gallii

 

 

 

 

white beak-sedge

rhynchospora alba

 

 

 

 

wild cabbage

brassica oleracea

 

 

 

 

wild carrot

daucus carota

 

 

 

 

wild cherry

prunus avium

 

 

 

 

wild marjoram

origanum vulgare

 

 

 

 

wild mignonette

reseda lutea

 

 

 

 

wild pansy

viola tricolor

 

 

 

 

wild plum

prunus domestica

 

 

 

 

wild privet

ligustrum vulgare

 

 

 

 

wild strawberry

fragaria vesca

 

 

 

 

wild teasel

dipsacus fullonum

 

 

 

 

wild thyme

thymus polytrichus

 

 

 

 

wood avens

geum urbanum

 

 

 

 

wood small-reed

calamagrostis epigejos

 

 

 

 

woolly thistle

cirsium eriphorum

 

 

 

 

wych elm

ulmus glabra

 

 

 

 

yorkshire-fog

holcus lanatus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(the families within "The Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers" by David McClintock & R.S.R. Fitter, Published in 1956 are not in Common Name alphabetical order and neither are the common names of the plants detailed within each family. These families within that book will have their details described as shown in the next column starting from page 1 in February 2017 until all the families have been completed on page 307.

This may take a few months of my time before I get to the Adder's Tongue Family on page 307.

The information in the above book is back-referenced to the respective page in "Flora of the British Isles" by A.R. Clapham of University of Sheffield,
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(with over-flow in another table below the flower colour in the central data table and then onto
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Adder's Tongue

Amaranth

Arrow-Grass

Arum

Balsam

Bamboo

Barberry 2

Bedstraw

Beech

Bellflower

Bindweed

Birch

Birds-Nest

Birthwort

Bogbean

Bog Myrtle

Borage

Box

Broomrape

Buckthorn

Buddleia

Bur-reed

Buttercup 45

Butterwort

Cornel (Dogwood)

Crowberry

Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1

Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2

Cypress

Daffodil

Daisy

Daisy Cudweeds

Daisy Chamomiles

Daisy Thistle

Daisy Catsears

Daisy Hawkweeds

Daisy Hawksbeards

Daphne

Diapensia

Dock Bistorts

Dock Sorrels

Clubmoss

Duckweed

Eel-Grass

Elm

Filmy Fern

Horsetail

Polypody

Quillwort

Royal Fern

Figwort - Mulleins

Figwort - Speedwells

Flax

Flowering-Rush

Frog-bit

Fumitory 3

Gentian

Geranium

Glassworts

Gooseberry

Goosefoot

Grass 1

Grass 2

Grass 3

Grass Soft Bromes 1

Grass Soft Bromes 2

Grass Soft Bromes 3

Hazel

Heath

Hemp

Herb-Paris

Holly

Honeysuckle

Horned-Pondweed

Hornwort 2

Iris

Ivy

Jacobs Ladder

Lily

Lily Garlic

Lime

Lobelia

Loosestrife

Mallow

Maple

Mares-tail

Marsh Pennywort

Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)

Mesem-bryanthemum

Mignonette

Milkwort

Mistletoe

Moschatel

Naiad

Nettle

Nightshade

Oleaster

Olive

Orchid 1

Orchid 2

Orchid 3

Orchid 4

Parnassus-Grass

Peaflower

Peaflower Clover 1

Peaflower Clover 2

Peaflower Clover 3

Peaflower Vetches/Peas

Peony 1

Periwinkle

Pillwort

Pine

Pink 1

Pink 2

Pipewort

Pitcher-Plant

Plantain

Pondweed

Poppy 9

Primrose

Purslane

Rannock Rush

Reedmace

Rockrose

Rose 1

Rose 2

Rose 3

Rose 4

Rush

Rush Woodrushes

Saint Johns Wort

Saltmarsh Grasses

Sandalwood

Saxifrage

Seaheath

Sea Lavender

Sedge Rush-like

Sedges Carex 1

Sedges Carex 2

Sedges Carex 3

Sedges Carex 4

Spindle-Tree

Spurge

Stonecrop

Sundew

Tamarisk

Tassel Pondweed

Teasel

Thyme 1

Thyme 2

Umbellifer 1

Umbellifer 2

Valerian

Verbena

Violet

Water Fern

Waterlily 3

Water Milfoil

Water Plantain

Water Starwort

Waterwort

Willow

Willow-Herb

Wintergreen

Wood-Sorrel

Yam

Yew

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