Ivydene Gardens Blue Wildflowers Note Gallery:
Purple Flowers with
Habitat of Old Buildings and Walls 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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FUMIT-ORY
Bird in a Bush
CHALK, SAND

Apr-May

VIOLET Hearts-ease SAND DUNES, ACIDIC GRASS-LAND

Apr - onwards

VIOLET Mountain Pansy GRAZED CHALK GRASS-LAND ON HILL-SLOPES

May-Aug

VIOLET Sweet Violet WOOD-LANDS, HEDGE BANKS ON CHALK

Mar-May

PRIM-ROSE Scots Primrose GRAZED CHALK GRASS-LAND ON CLIFF-TOPS

May-Aug

 

 

 

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CRUCIF-ERER Dame's Violet RIVER-BANKS, HEDGE-ROWS

May-Aug

LOOSE-STRIFE Purple Loose-strife LAKE MARGIN ON CHALK. HIGHLY INVASIVE

Jun-Aug

DAISY-THISTLE Greater Knap-weed DRY GRASS-LAND ON CHALK

Jul - onwards

DAISY-THISTLE Hardhead MEA-DOW , SEA-CLIFF, RAILWAY BANK

Jun - onwards

PINK Corn Cockle ANNUAL WEED IN CEREAL CROP FIELDS

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 Purple Flowers

Wildflower Common Plant Name

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to view that Wildflower Plant Description Page

 

 

 

Scented

 

Scented Leaves

Flowering Months

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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)
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Comment
and
Botanical Name

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Adenostyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alderney Sea-lavender

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alkanet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Aster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Bartsia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Calamint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thalictrum alpinum is
Alpine Meadow-rue
,
Arctic Meadow-rue
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Buttercup family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Snowbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Honesty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctium tomentosum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aster x selignus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astragalus arenarius

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aubretia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn-flowering Crocus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Gentian or Felwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balm-leaved Figwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basil Thyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bird-in-a-Bush , Fumewort is
Corydalis solida , Corydalis bulbosa
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Fumitory family

Further details on Corydalis from book "Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and their Relatives" in Plants suitable for small gardens.

April-May

Dull purple with a long nearly straight spur in April-May.

The flowers show color variation, and may be mauve, purple, red, or white.

A tuberous perennial herb found in woodland, hedgerows, churchyards and rough grassland, and on roadsides, river banks and walls. It occurs as a garden escape or throw-out, and often becomes naturalised. Reproduction is by seed and tubers.

4 Petals

Grey-green leaves 2-ternate, segments cinueate, lobed.

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Pollinated by long-tongued bees, sef-sterile.

Poisonous and in book CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names... by Umberto Quattrocchi

Corydalis solida

Grow in a rock garden. Corydalis are highly useful at the front of a woodland border, with crocus, in front of dicentra or with miniature bulbs such as muscari or scillas. They can also be grown in pots of gritty soil, but keep compost cool and moist in summer. Partnered with hostas or hardy geraniums, they break into leaf after the corydalis vanish.  

Bittersweet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Pea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Rampion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broad-leaved Helleborine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brook Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Knapweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulbous Corydalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bush Vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardamine heptaphylla

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carduncellus mitissimus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carduus crispus multiflorus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centaurea decipiens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centaurea microptilon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiltern Gentian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clustered Bellflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbine is
aquilegia vulgaris
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Buttercup family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Butterwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Comfrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Knapweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Lungwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Pasque Flower, Pasque Flower is
Pulsatilla vulgaris,
Anemone pulsatilla
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Buttercup family

April-May

A perennial rhizomatous herb of species-rich turf on the slopes of chalk or oolite escarpments, and the banks of ancient earthworks, usually with a South or South-West aspect. Plants produce viable seed, but seedling establishment is rare.

6 Sepals and
0 Petals

Silver-grey and hairy

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

Visited by many bees for pollen and nectar.

Pulsatilla vulgaris,
Anemone pulsatilla

In short turf on chalk and limestone from the Thames to the Humber.

It grows in sparsely wooded pine forests or meadows, often on a sunny sloping side with calcium-rich soil.

Corn Cockle is
Agrostemma githago
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Pink family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corydalis intermedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corydalis pumila

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creeping Bellflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dame's Violet is Hesperis matronalis
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Crucifer family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danzig Vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Columbine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadly Nightshade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devil's-bit Scabious

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doubtful Knapweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dune Gentian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragonmouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dusky Crane's-bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwarf Cornel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwarf Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Gentian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Purple Orchid is Orchis mascula
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Orchid Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Pasque Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder-flowered Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fodder Vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forking Larkspur

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Meadow-rue is
Thalictrum aquilegifolium
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Flowers of Thalictrum aquilegiifolium. Moscow region, Russia. By Bff, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

May-June

with purple flowers

A shortly rhizomatous perennial herb which occurs naturalised on roadsides and railway banks and also as a casual on tips. Suitable for Clay and Chalk.

No petals

Dark Green

40 x 18
(100 x 45)

Thalictrum aquile-gifolium

Fritillary or Snake's Head Lily

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geranium bohemicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Bellflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Burdock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Knapweed is
Centaurea scabiosa
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Daisy-thistle family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Marsh Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green-leaved houndstongue (Green Houndstongue) is Cynoglossum germanicum, Cynoglossum sylvaticum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green-winged Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Ivy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hairy Michaelmas Daisy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardhead
chardheadflo1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartsease or
Wild Pansy is
Viola tricolor
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heath Lobelia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgerow Crane's-bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedge Woundwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoary Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horned Poppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound's-tongue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyssop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey Toadflax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jurinea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeled Garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large-flowered Butterwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Self-heal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Venus's Looking Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lax Flowered Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Burdock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limestone Woundwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucerne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolmia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Cinquefoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Crane's-bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melancholy Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michaelmas Daisy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monkshood is
Aconitum anglicum
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Buttercup family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Pansy is
Viola lutea
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centaurea montana flower

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Violet family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mournful Widow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow-leaved Lungwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nettle-leaved Bellflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonea versicolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Marsh Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Milk-vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norwegian Milk-vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parentucella latifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perennial Honesty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primula scandinavica

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primula stricta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulmonaria mollis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulmonaria obscura

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Clematis is
Clematis viticella
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Clematis viticella. By I, Epibase, via Wikimedia Commons.

Buttercup family

See International Clematis Society and Clematis on the Web for further details

July-September

Bluey-purple flowers

A deciduous climber or scrambling perennial, available to gardeners in a wide range of variously coloured cultivars. It is found as a persistent escape in hedgerows and on wasteland, and as a relic of cultivation. Reproduction by seed has not been reported.

4 Sepals with 0 Petals

Mid Green

160-200 x
(400-500 x )

Clematis viticella must be pruned hard so that in spring the older stems have only a length of 30 cms (12 inches).

Clematis viticella

Grows in light thickets, in forest edges or in hedges.

Purple Coltsfoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Gentian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Loosestrife
fpurpleflotloosestrife1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Milk-vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Mullein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Oxytropis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Ramping-Fumitory is
Fumaria purpurea
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Fumitory family

June

Photos

This is a scrambling annual of hedge banks, earth-core walls, arable land and gardens on acidic, freely-draining soils, usually most abundant in disturbed places, or in habitats opened up by summer drought. Most occurrences are in spring-sown crops, although in the Isles of Scilly it is found in bulb-fields. Species Action Plan for this plant.

4 Petals. Diagram showing parts of a Fumaria flower.

Green

A climbing plant which can grow up to 100cm (40 inches) in height, but it can also be found sprawling across the ground.

Fumaria purpurea

It occurs on hedge-banks, walls, arable land, waste ground, roadsides and rarely earthy sea-cliffs.

Purple Saxifrage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Toadflax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Toothwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Viper's Bugloss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Viper's-grass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Star-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Star-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round-headed Campion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round-headed Leek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Comfrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand Leek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saw-wort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga biflora

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scotch Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Primrose (Scots Primrose)
cscotsflo1primrose1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Pea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-heal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrubby Milkwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siberian Iris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slender Knapweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Pasque Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid-tubered Corydalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spear Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spreading Bellflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Crocus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Pea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Spurge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Violet is
Viola odorata
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tassel Hyacinth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuberous Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tufted Vetch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus's Looking Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicia dumetorum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicia narbonensis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villous Butterwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violet Bird's Nest Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welted Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Marsh Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whorled Clary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wig Knapweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Clary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartsease or Wild Pansy is
Viola tricolor
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Violet family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Sage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Crane's-bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woolly Thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarrow Broomrape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Common Name

Botanical Name

Habitat - Old Buildings and Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Composite of
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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

Habitat - Old Buildings and Walls

Biting Stonecrop

 

 

Black Nightshade

 

 

Butterfly Bush

 

 

Feverfew

 

 

Forget-me-not

 

 

Fuchsia

 

 

Ivy-leaved Toadflax

 

 

Navelwort

 

 

Oxford Ragwort

 

 

Shepherd's Purse

 

 

Snapdragon

 

 

Wallflower

 

 

Wall Speedwell

 

 

Traveller's Joy
Old Man's Beard

Traveller's Joy
Old Man's Beard is Clematis vitalba
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Buttercup family

Visited by pollen-collecting bees and pollen-eating flies, especially Syrphids.

A climbing perennial with liana-like woody stems, often covering large areas on hedge banks, hedges and walls, trees and scrub, sand dunes, disused quarry faces and ruins. It is a classic railway plant. On base-rich soils, or utilising lime mortar, the plant can form virtual monocultures.

In hedgerows, thickets and wood-margins chiefly on calcareous rocks or soils.

The climbing Clematises most commonly grown in British gardens, with large violet to purple flowers, are hybrids of the Chinese Clematis lanuginosa with the Southern European Clematis viticella (Clematis x jackmanii Th. Moore), or with the Chinese Clematis patens (Clematis x lawsoniata Moore & Jackman). The viticella hybrids are later-flowering than the patens hybrids, and have usually only 4 sepals instead of 6-8. Clmatis montana DC, and Asiatic species, is also much grown for its profusion of smallish white or pink flowers.

When the plant has finished flowering, the developing seeds (known as achenes – an achene is a one seeded fruit) retain part of the flower – the style.  This has long, silky hairs, which form the grey tufted balls that are so conspicuous in some woodlands and hedgerows in autumn and winter.  These are, indeed, the ‘old man’s beard’. These silky structures are important in the dispersal of the seeds.

Greater Celandine

Greater Celandine is
Chelidonium majus
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Poppy family

Visited by pollen-collecting flies and bees.

This perennial herb is widely naturalised by roadsides and paths, in the crevices of old walls, on waste ground and in hedge-bottoms. It was at one time cultivated as a medicinal plant, and most localities are near habitation.

Banks, hedgerows and walls usually near buildings.

Garden hedgerows, rocky commons, rocky embankments in lush broad-leaved woods.

Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy is
Meconopsis cambrica
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Poppy family

A long-lived perennial herb, native in damp, rocky woodlands and on shaded cliff ledges. It is also grown in gardens and has become naturalised on hedge banks, walls, roadsides and waste ground.

Its habit has enabled it to colonise the urban environment, growing between paving slabs and at the edges of walls.

Welsh political party Plaid Cymru adopted a stylised image of M. cambrica as its party logo.

Common Ramping-fumitory (Wall Fumitory, Scrambling Fumitory)

Common Ramping-fumitory (Wall Fumitory, Scrambling Fumitory) is
Fumaria muralis
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Fumaria muralis: Flower head. By Sten Porse, via Wikimedia Commons

Fumitory family

Self-pollinating.

This is the most common of the large-flowered Fumaria species. It may have become less common in arable habitats on freely-draining, acidic soils in recent years.

The stems tend to be quite weak, unable to support the weight of the plant, thus it creeps along the ground or sprawls over surrounding plants and objects.

Often on hedge banks.

Cultivated land, walls and wasteland.

Purple Ramping-Fumitory

Purple Ramping-Fumitory is
Fumaria purpurea
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Fumitory family

This is a scrambling annual of hedge banks, earth-core walls, arable land and gardens on acidic, freely-draining soils, usually most abundant in disturbed places, or in habitats opened up by summer drought. Most occurrences are in spring-sown crops, although in the Isles of Scilly it is found in bulb-fields. Species Action Plan for this plant.

It occurs on hedge-banks, walls, arable land, waste ground, roadsides and rarely earthy sea-cliffs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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,
T.G. Tutin of University College, Leicester and
E.F. Warburg of University of Oxford printed by Cambridge at the University Press in 1952 for each plant in all the families)

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No. of Plants of that Family

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the relevant entries in the Habitat Index Pages and other charact-eristics in other Index Pages in the Page Menu / Index Table on the right
(with over-flow in another table below the flower colour in the central data table and then onto
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within this gallery

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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