Ivydene Gardens Blue Wildflowers Note Gallery:
Yellow Flowers with Plant Index from H-Z with
Poisonous Parts of Plant Index

 

See in which Poisonous Parts and Toxicity these plants on this page are in the
Wild Flowers Poisonous Page .

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

Click on thumbnail to change this comparison page to the Plant Description Page of the plant named in the Text box below the photo.
Click on first Underlined Text in Text Box below Thumbnail to transfer to its Family page.

flaxleavedflotsaintjohnswort

cprimroseflo1

roseflotofsharon

squareflotsaintjohnswort

trailingfrltsaintjohnswort

cannualflorockrose

ccommonflorockrose

choaryflorockrose

SAINT JOHNS WORT Flax-leaved Saint John's Wort
ON ACID SOILS ON ROCKY SLOPES

Jun - onwards

PRIM-ROSE Primrose WOOD-LAND, ON NORTH-FACING BANKS, IN HEDGE-ROWS, COASTAL SLOPES

Mar-May

SAINT JOHNS WORT Rose of Sharon SHINGLE BANKS AND GARD-ENS

Jun - onwards

SAINT JOHNS WORT Square Saint John's Wort DAMP PLACES LIKE MARSH, MEADOW PONDS Poison-ous
Jul-Sep

SAINT JOHNS WORT Trailing Saint John's Wort TURF ON DRY HEATHS, DECID-UOUS WOOD-LAND Poison-ous
Jun - onwards

ROCK-ROSE
Annual Rock-Rose THIN, DRY SOIL OVER IGNEOUS ROCK WITHIN WIND-CUT HEATH NEAR THE SEA

May-Aug

ROCK-ROSE
Common Rock-Rose
IN SHORT, DRY, CALCA-AREOUS - CHALK AND LIME-STONE - GRASS-LAND

May-Sep

ROCK-ROSE
Hoary Rock-Rose LIME-STONE GRASS-LAND, ON ROCK OUT-CROPS, ON CLIFF EDGES

May-Jun

crockflosamphire

cslenderfloharesear

cthorowflowax

ccarlineflothistle

fcreepingcflospearwortbritishflora

ccowslipflo1

ccreepingflo1jenny

cyellowflo1pimpernel

UMBELL-IFER
Rock Samphire SPRAY-DREN-CHED ROCK CREVICE ON SEA-CLIFFS, MARIT-IME GRASS-LAND
Jul-Sep

UMBELL-IFER
Slender Hare's Ear COASTAL BANKS, SEA WALLS, DRAINED ESTUAR-INE MARSHES

Aug-Sep

UMBELL-IFER
Thorow-Wax ARABLE WEED OF CHALK AND LIME-STONE SOILS

Jul-Aug

DAISY-THISTLE Carline Thistle WELL-GRAZED GRASS-LAND ON CHALKY SOIL, DRY ROCK LEDGES, SAND DUNES
Jul - onwards

BUTTER-CUP Creeping Spear-wort LAKE SHORES, GROW-ING ON GRAVEL OR SILTY SAND

Jun-Jul

PRIM-ROSE Cowslip WELL-DRAINED GRASS-LAND ON CALKY SOIL, CHALK CLIFFS, WOOD-LAND RIDES

Apr-May

PRIM-ROSE Creeping Jenny CLAY-RICH SOIL IN SHADED WOOD-LAND AND HEDGES

Jun-Aug

PRIM-ROSE Yellow Pimp-ernel DECID-UOUS WOOD-LAND, OLD HEDGES, FENS, MARSHES

May - onwards

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coxlipflo1

cparsleyflo

marshflotsaintjohnswort

 

 

 

 

PRIM-ROSE False Oxlip WOOD-LAND RIDES AND EDGES, SCRUB, HEDGE-ROWS, ROAD-SIDE VERGES
Apr-May

PRIM-ROSE Oxlip ACER CAMP-ESTRE, CORY-LUS, FRAX-INUS AND QUERCUS WOODS

Apr-May

UMBELL-IFER
Parsley CLIFFS, BANKS, IN COASTAL AREAS, CRISPED FORM GROWN IN GARDENS

Jun-Aug

SAINT JOHNS WORT Marsh Saint John's Wort ACID BOG POOLS, PONDS, RIVER BANKS Poison-ous
Jun-Sep

 

 

 

 

cfennelflo

csicklefloharesear

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMBELL-IFER
Fennel MARSH, ON SEA-WALLS, IN GRAVEL-PITS, ON ROAD-SIDES

Jul - onwards

UMBELL-IFER
Sickle Hare's Ear HEDGE BANKS AND FIELS-BORD-ERS, ON DITCH BANKS

Jul-Sep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Yellow 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

Hairy Buttercup is Ranunculus sardous
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Ranunculus sardous. By Kristian Peters, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup Family

May-July

An annual of damp coastal pastures, poached pond edges and wet hollows, road verges, farm tracks and gateways. It is generally restricted to thin turf or disturbed areas on damp, neutral, moderately fertile soils.

5 or more

Mid Green

When eaten, it would cause the eater's face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death)

20 x
(50 x )

Visited by flies and small bees

Ranunculus sardous

Hairy Saint John's Wort
chairyflosaintjohnswort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawkweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawkweed Oxtongue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartsease or Wild Pansy is
Viola tricolor
fheartseaseflot2a1

Violet family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heath Groundsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedge Mustard
fhedgeflot1mustard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helichrysum arenarium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helichrysum stoechas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoary Mugwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoary Mullein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoary Ragwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoary Rock-Rose
choaryflorockrose1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeysuckle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Bladderwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inula britannica

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inula helvetica

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inula hirta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Fleabane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey Buttercup
(Fan-leaved Buttercup) is
Ranunculus flabellatus
(Ranunculus paludosus)
fjerseycolflobuttercup

Buttercup Family

May

A winter-green perennial herb which dies down to spindle-shaped tubers after flowering in May. It grows in grassland which is wet in winter, but sun-baked in summer. The number of flowering plants in a population may vary considerably from year to year.

5

Green

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Pollinated by various insects, especially hover flies and small bees.

Ranunculus flabellatus
(Ranunculus paludosus)

Found only in hot dry banks near St Aubyns, Jersey.

Jersey Cudweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter's Distaff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knapweed Broomrape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady's Slipper Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamb's Succory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Cuckoo Pint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large-flowered Hemp-nettle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Yellow Foxglove

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leafless Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leafy Hawkweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leafy Lousewort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Least Gagea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Least Lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Least Yellow Water-Lily, Least Water-lily, Small yellow pond-lily is Nuphar pumila
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Nuphar pumila

日本語: ネムロコウホネ

Place:Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan. By I, KENPEI, via Wikimedia Commons

Water-Lily family

July-August

It grows in oligotrophic or mesotrophic water in lakes, sheltered bays, ditches and pools in marshes and bogs. It persists in one eutrophic lake in Shropshire.

4-6 Petals

Yellow water-lilies are poisonous, perennial and strong-rooted water plants.

Its floating green leaves are large and ovate, with pinnate venation, while the submerged leaves are smaller and round; the plant also has a thick creeping rhizome.

Water depth 15-45 cm (6-18 inches) over the rhizome.

Pollinated by flies

Nuphar pumila

Excellent surface cover. Suitable for ponds and lakes and slow flowing rivers in partial shade.

Leopard's-bane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Bladderwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Celandine , Pilewort is
Ranunculus ficaria
flessercolflocelandine

Buttercup Family

March-May

An aestivating perennial herb that grows in woods, hedge banks, meadows, roadsides, maritime grassland, the banks of rivers and streams and shaded waste ground. It prefers damp, loamy or clay soils, and avoids very dry, very acidic or permanently waterlogged sites.

8-12

Fleshy, dark green, glabrous

6 x 10
(15 x 25)

Visited by various flies and bees, but often setting little seed.

Ranunculus ficaria

Vigorous groundcover that forms large, dense patches on the forest floor, displacing and preventing other native plants from co-occuring.

Lesser Hawkbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Honeywort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Meadow-rue is
Thalictrum minus
flessercolflomeadowrue

Buttercup Family

June-August

Yellowish or Purple-Green flowers

A morphologically variable, perennial herb found in calcareous or other base-rich habitats where competition is low, including fixed dunes, scrubby banks, rocky lake and river edges, limestone and serpentine cliffs, limestone grassland and pavement and montane rock ledges. It also occurs in other habitats, including churchyards, hedge banks and roadsides, as a garden escape.

0 Petals

Green

6-48 x 12 (15-120 x 30)

Visited by insects, but may reproduce by seed not formed from a sexual fusion.

Thalictrum minus

3 main habitats of

limestone rocks and grassland

dunes

streamsides or lakeside gravel and shingle

Lesser Spearwort is
Ranunculus flammula
flessercolflospearwort

Buttercup Family

June onwards

A perennial herb of wet habitats, particularly those with seasonal water level fluctuations. It is found in springs and flushes, around ponds, on lake shores, streamsides, in dune-slacks, marshes, water-meadows, flood pastures, bogs and in ditches and track ruts. It usually grows in oligotrophic or mesotrophic water over neutral to acid substrates.

5 Petals

Light Green

24 x 12 (60 x 30)

Visited by various flies and small bees

Ranunculus flammula

In ditches, marshes, and alongside ponds and lakes.

London Bur-marigold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Fleawort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Marigold
(Mary-gold, Mary's-gold, Mary-bud, Kingcup, May Blobs) is
Caltha palustris
fmarshcolflomarigold

Buttercup Family

March-June

A perennial herb of various wet habitats, usually neutral to base-rich rather than very acidic, including Alnus carr, the edges of rivers, streams, canals, lakes and ponds, ditches and winter-wet meadows and pastures.

5 Petals

Glossy Dark Green

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Visited by a great variety of insects for pollen and nectar.

Caltha palustris

In marshes, fens, ditches and wet woods, becoming most luxuriant in part shade; rare on very base-poor peat.

Marsh Ragwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Saint John's Wort
marshflotsaintjohnswort1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Sow-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Buttercup is
Ranunculus acris
fmeadowcolflobuttercup

Buttercup Family

May onwards

A perennial herb of damp meadows and pastures on a wide variety of soils, only avoiding very dry or acid conditions. It is a characteristic plant of unimproved hay and water-meadow communities, and now of relict herb-rich fragments on damp road verges; it also grows on dune grassland, in montane flushes and in tall-herb communities on rock ledges. It is unpalatable to grazing animals, but easily controlled in intensively managed pastures.

5 Petals

Green

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Pollinated by various insects, especially hover flies and small bees.

Ranunculus acris

Damper Grassland

Meadow Gagea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melampyrum nemorosum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monkey-flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moor-king

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moth Mullein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse-ear Hawkweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow-leaved Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow-leaved Rattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nipplewort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nodding Bur-marigold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Grape is
Mahonia aquifolium
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Barberry family

March-May

Yellow flowers followed by Black berries

An evergreen shrub which spreads rapidly by stolons and can become well established in hedgerows, road verges and woodland.

The 6 bright yellow petals are enclosed by 6 bright yellow sepals.

Glossy Pinnate Green, turning Red in winter

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Pollinated by various insects. Its berries attract birds.

Mahonia aquifolium

Commonly planted for pheasant cover. Use its spiny leaflets in a boundary hedge.

Orange Mullein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orobanche lutea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Ragwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxlip
coxlipflo1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parsley
cparsleyflo1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedicularis flammea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perennial Sow-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perennial Yellow Woundwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfoliate Honeysuckle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Mayweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ploughman's-spikenard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prickly Lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prickly Sow-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primula vulgaris
cprimroseflo1b

Primrose Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prostrate Toadflax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyrenean Lily

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphanus Landra
fraphanusflotlandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Samphire
crockflosamphire1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose of Sharon
roseflotofsharon1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Hawkbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round-leaved Fluellen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Martin's Buttercup is Ranunculus marginatus, Ranunculus scandicinus
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Ranunculus marginatus. By Eitan f, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

April-May

Yellow flowers

A small annual, found as a naturalised weed of bulb-fields in the Isles of Scilly, and as a rare grain, bird-seed and wild-flower mixture alien elsewhere.

5 Petals

Dark Green

 

Ranunculus marginatus , Ranunculus scandicinus

Roadsides. Mediterr-anean woodlands and shrublands. Stream banks, ditches, marshes and other moist, shady places.

Sand Toadflax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Aster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Wormwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scilly Buttercup (Rough-fruited Buttercup) is Ranunculus muricatus
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Ranunculus muricatus flower3 DC. By Harry Rose from South West Rocks, Australia, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

February-May

An erect annual found naturalised as a weed of cultivated ground in S.W. England, particularly in bulb-fields and gardens in the Isles of Scilly, and as a bird-seed, grain and wool alien elsewhere.

5 Petals

Dark Green

Photos from Malta Wild Plants

12 x
(30 x )

The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin

Ranunculus muricatus

Agricultural and roadside weed. It grows in wet habitats, such as irrigation ditches.

Sharp-leaved Fluellen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickle Hare's-ear
csicklefloharesear1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sigesbeckia serrata

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Ragwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slender Hare's-ear
cslenderfloharesear1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Cow-wheat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Cudweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Fleabane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small-flowered Buttercup is
Ranunculus parviflorus
fsmallcolflofloweredbuttercup

Buttercup family

May-July

An annual of dry disturbed habitats on a range of neutral and calcareous soils. Typical sites include broken turf on cliff edges, open, droughted slopes and banks, rabbit scrapes, tracks, poached gateways, building sites and gardens. The seeds appear to be long-lived, and populations may reappear after disturbance or persist for many years.

5 Petals or fewer

Yellowish-Green

16 x 12 (40 x 30)

Habitat in Missouri- Open ground, waste ground, rocky pastures, dry soils, roadsides from Missouri-plants.com Photographs and descriptions of the flowering and non-flowering plants of Missouri, USA

Ranunculus parviflorus

Dry grassy banks and path-sides mostly on chalk or limestone

Small Tobacco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Yellow Foxglove

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Cat's-ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Honeywort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Oyster Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiked Star of Bethlehem or Bath Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Cat's-ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square Saint John's Wort
squareflotsaintjohnswort1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sticky Groundsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stinking Fleabane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stinking Hawk's-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tansy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenby Daffodil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thistle Broomrape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thorow Wax
cthorowflowax1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower Cress
ftowercflocress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tozzia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tragopogon dubium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tragopogon pratensis subsp minor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing Saint John's Wort
trailingfrltsaintjohnswort1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trifid Bur-marigold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuberous Comfrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutsan
tutsanflot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twiggy Mullein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viper's-grass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallflower
fwallflowerflot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Rocket
fwallflotrocket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welsh Poppy is
Meconopsis cambrica
fwelshflotpoppy

Poppy family

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

June-August

Yellow in June-August followed by 1 inch ovoid seed capsules containing pitted seeds

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.

4 Petals

and, coarsely hairy green sepals that fall off soon after the flower opens.

Basal pale green leaves long-stalked, pinnately divided, with upper leaves shortly stalked.

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

All meconopsis like cool, semi shade in the south, with acid pH soils.

Meconopsis cambrica

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

White Frog Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Daffodil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Mignonette
fwildflotmignonette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Tulip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Aconite is
Eranthis hyemalis, Helleborus hyemalis
fwintercolfloaconite

Buttercup family

January-March

Flowers opening above 10 degrees Centigrade.

A small, tuberous perennial, dying back in summer. It is naturalised, sometimes in large numbers, in open woodland, grassland and scrub associated with habitation, under park trees, in gardens and on road verges.

6 Petals

Glossy Green horizontal foliage appearing after the flowers and dying back by June

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Visited by hive-bees and flies.

Eranthis hyemalis

Woad
fwoadflot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Goldilocks and
Goldilocks in the Buttercup
Family
Ranunculus auricomus
fwoodcolflogoldilocks

Buttercup Family

April-May

A perennial, characteristic of deciduous woodland on chalk, limestone and other basic soils. It also grows in scrub, on roadsides and in churchyards, and rarely on open moorland sheltered by boulders and on montane ledges.

The 5 Petals frequently imperfect and quite often absent.

Dark Green

16 x 12 (40 x 30)

Visited by various flies and small bees.

Ranunculus auricomus

Often in shady places such as woodland or copses, but sometimes in meadows.

Wood Ragwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Sage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wormwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Alkanet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Archangel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Bartsia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Chamomile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Corydalis
fyellowcolflocorydalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Figwort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Flag
fyellowcfloflag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Horned Poppy is
Glaucium flavum
fyellowflothornedpoppy

Poppy family

All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are toxic and can produce a range of symptoms up to and including respiratory failure resulting in death

June-September

Yellow in June-September followed by 6-12inch sickle-shaped seed-pods

A short-lived perennial herb of shingle banks and stony beaches; also, more rarely, amongst loose rock and on eroding cliffs of sand and clay, and on the bare tops of chalk cliffs. The few inland records are of casual occurrences.

4 Petals

Silvery-grey basal leaves roughly hairy, stalked, pinnately lobed or divided; upper leaves half-clasping and rough; all glaucous.

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Visited by various flies and some small bees.

Glaucium flavum

Maritime, chiefly on shingle banks, all round the coast from Argylly and Kincardine; Ireland and Channel Islands

Yellow Iris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Loosestrife
fyellowflotloosestrife

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Odonites

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Ox-eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Pimpernel
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Yellow Rattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Scabious

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Star-thistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Star of Bethlehem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Water Lily (Brandy-bottle, Spatter-dock) is
Nuphar lutea
(Nuphar advena)
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Water-Lily family

June-September

Yellow flowers smelling faintly of brandy, whence the name 'Brandy-bottle' followed by green, smooth, carafe-shaped fruits

The leaves of this perennial water-lily are erect rather than floating. It is occasionally grown in gardens, and has been recorded as planted from lakes and ponds, where it then becomes naturalised through rhizomatous growth; reproduction by seed has not been reported.

15-20 Petals

Floating light green leaves

Height of water for roots to go in soil below x 48 inches (120) for spread of floating leaves.

Visited by small flies.

Nuphar lutea
(Nuphar advena)

In lakes, ponds and streams throughout the British Isles, scarce in North Scotland

Yellow Whitlow-Grass
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Yellow Anemone (Yellow Wood Anemone, Buttercup Anemone) is
Anemone ranunculoides
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Anemone ranunculoides, northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By Bernd Haynold, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

March-May

These yellow flowers can often last for two to three weeks if the weather conditions are cool.

A spring-flowering rhizomatous perennial herb naturalised in shady places, such as in woodland and along paths.

5-8 Tetals with 0 Petals

Green ferny foliage.

2-6 x 16
(5-15 x 40)

It needs a highly fertile, preferably clay-rich soil to thrive.

Anemone ranun-culoides

Use in Rock Garden.

Habitat: Rich waterside broad-leaved forests, coppices, stream banks, parks.

 

A Scottish love story.

A young Scottish lad and lass were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, gazing out over the loch.

For several minutes they sat silently. Then finally the girl looked at the boy and said,
"A penny for your thoughts, Angus."
"Well, uh, I was thinkin'. Perhaps it's aboot time for a wee kiss."
The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him lightly on the cheek.
Then he blushed. The two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.

Minutes passed and the girl spoke again. 
"Another penny for your thoughts, Angus?"
"Well, uh, I was thinkin' perhaps it's noo aboot time for a we cuddle."
The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him for a few seconds.
Then he blushed, and the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.

After a while, she again said,
"Another penny for your thoughts, Angus."
"Well, uh, I was thinkin' perhaps it's aboot time you let me put my hand on your leg."
The girl blushed, then took his hand and put it on her knee. Then he blushed.
Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch before the girl spoke again.

"Another penny for your thoughts, Angus."
The young man glanced down with a furrowed brow.
"Well, noo," he said, "my thoughts are a wee bit more serious this time."
"Really?" said the lass in a whisper, filled with anticipation.
"Aye," said the lad, nodding.
The girl looked away in shyness, began to blush, and bit her lip in anticipation of the ultimate request.

Then he said, "Dae ye no' think it's aboot time ye paid me the first three pennies?"

 

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Common Name

Botanical Name

Poisonous Parts of Plant Index

Baneberry or Herb Christopher

Baneberry or Herb Christopher is
Actaea spicata
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Buttercup family

It is an extremely poisonous plant. Despite this, it was used in the past in herbal medicines. It is also grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.

The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plants' primary seed dispersers.

Celery-leaved Buttercup , Celery-leaved Crowfoot

Celery-leaved Buttercup is
Ranunculus sceleratus
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Buttercup family

Most Poisonous member of genus Ranunculus. The first symptoms of poisoning are digestive troubles; when the poison has entered the system it causes dizziness and convulsions and large doses can lead to arrested breathing and circulation. Buttercups taste bad to humans and cattle alike, so celery-leaved crowfoot can usually grow in peace.

An annual of shallow water or wet, disturbed, nutrient-rich mud, especially at the edges of ponds, ditches, streams or rivers which are poached by drinking livestock. It is salt-tolerant and frequent on grazed estuarine marshes. Its seeds are long-lived and plants can re-appear following disturbance after many years of absence.

Globe Flower

Globe Flower is
Trollius europaeus
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Buttercup Family

Visited by various small insects.

Poisonous.

A perennial herb of cool, damp habitats, including hay meadows, stream and river banks, lake margins, open woodland and rock ledges. It prefers basic soils, and is often associated with limestone. It is sensitive to grazing, but can persist as small, non-flowering plants in the uplands.
Wet pastures, fens, scrub and woods.

Green Hellebore

Green Hellebore is Helleborus viridis
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Buttercup family

Visited by early bees.

Poisonous.

A perennial herb of rather shady habitats, usually on chalk or limestone, found in woodland glades, rocky dingles and old hedge banks. Populations are often small, but persist over many years without obvious changes in numbers.

Moist calcareous (chalk) woods and scrub in South and West England and Wales

Hairy Buttercup

Hairy Buttercup is Ranunculus sardous
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Ranunculus sardous. By Kristian Peters, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup Family

Visited by flies and small bees

When eaten, it would cause the eater's face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death).

An annual of damp coastal pastures, poached pond edges and wet hollows, road verges, farm tracks and gateways. It is generally restricted to thin turf or disturbed areas on damp, neutral, moderately fertile soils.

Jersey Buttercup
(Fan-leaved Buttercup, Fan-leaved Buttercup)

Jersey Buttercup
(Fan-leaved Buttercup) is
Ranunculus flabellatus
(Ranunculus paludosus)
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Buttercup Family

"All 300 Ranunculus species are acrid and poisonous and are dangerous to cattle, but are ordinarily avoided by allgrazing animals. The poisonous constituent is probably anemonin" from Page 83 of Flora of the British Isles by Clapham, Tutin, Wurburg published by Cambridge at the University Press 1952.

Pollinated by various insects, especially hover flies and small bees.

A winter-green perennial herb which dies down to spindle-shaped tubers after flowering in May. It grows in grassland which is wet in winter, but sun-baked in summer. The number of flowering plants in a population may vary considerably from year to year.

Found only in hot dry banks near St Aubyns, Jersey.

Larkspur (Rocket Larkspur, Annual Delpinium)

Larkspur (Rocket Larkspur, Annual Delpinium) is
Delphinium orientale
(Consolida orientalis, Consolida ajacis, Consolida ambigua)
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Consolida orientalis by the roadside, 2005-05-26, Algyő, Hungary. By ‪Nl74‪ , via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

All 200 Delphinium species are poisonous owing to the presence of alkaloids of which the most commonly occuring is delphinin

An annual species found on waste ground, rubbish tips and in cultivated fields. As an arable weed it usually occurs on dry soils in chalky or sandy areas.

Lesser Celandine , Pilewort

Lesser Celandine , Pilewort is
Ranunculus ficaria
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Buttercup Family

Visited by various flies and bees, but often setting little seed.

An aestivating perennial herb that grows in woods, hedge banks, meadows, roadsides, maritime grassland, the banks of rivers and streams and shaded waste ground. It prefers damp, loamy or clay soils, and avoids very dry, very acidic or permanently waterlogged sites.

Vigorous groundcover that forms large, dense patches on the forest floor, displacing and preventing other native plants from co-occuring.

Lesser Spearwort

Lesser Spearwort is
Ranunculus flammula
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Buttercup Family

Visited by various flies and small bees.

A perennial herb of wet habitats, particularly those with seasonal water level fluctuations. It is found in springs and flushes, around ponds, on lake shores, streamsides, in dune-slacks, marshes, water-meadows, flood pastures, bogs and in ditches and track ruts. It usually grows in oligotrophic or mesotrophic water over neutral to acid substrates.

In ditches, marshes, and alongside ponds and lakes.

Meadow Buttercup

Meadow Buttercup is
Ranunculus acris
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Buttercup Family

Pollinated by various insects, especially hover flies and small bees.

A perennial herb of damp meadows and pastures on a wide variety of soils, only avoiding very dry or acid conditions. It is a characteristic plant of unimproved hay and water-meadow communities, and now of relict herb-rich fragments on damp road verges; it also grows on dune grassland, in montane flushes and in tall-herb communities on rock ledges. It is unpalatable to grazing animals, but easily controlled in intensively managed pastures.

Damper Grassland

Common Pasque Flower, Pasque Flower

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

The plant is a member of the same family as Buttercup and contains the glycoside ranunculin. It has a very bitter taste which produces an immediate burning in the mouth. Fatal in a large amount but there are no records of anyone ever consuming enough because of the taste and effect.

Visited by many bees for pollen and nectar.

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.

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.

River Water Crowfoot , River Crowfoot

River Water Crowfoot , River Crowfoot is Ranunculus fluitans
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Buttercup family

This is a perennial species which grows in large, rapidly flowing rivers with a stable substrate. It is usually found in base-rich and meso-eutrophic water. In Ireland, it is confined to a single, now locally highly polluted, river.

Rapidly flowing streams and rivers throughout Great Britain from the Clyde southwards; in Ireland only in Antrim.

Round-leaved Crowfoot

Round-leaved Crowfoot is Ranunculus omiophyllus
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Buttercup family

A small annual or short-lived perennial which grows in shallow water or on wet soil. Typical sites include the margins of ponds and ditches, flushes, damp depressions, gateways and tracks in pastures and on heathland, and the sheltered backwaters of rivers. Unlike R. hederaceus, it is confined to acidic, mesotrophic or oligotrophic soils.

This plant prefers slow moving streams and ditches on acidic soils.

Grown for their flowers that can be used for flower arranging.

Saint Martin's Buttercup

Saint Martin's Buttercup is Ranunculus marginatus, Ranunculus scandicinus
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Ranunculus marginatus. By Eitan f, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

A small annual, found as a naturalised weed of bulb-fields in the Isles of Scilly, and as a rare grain, bird-seed and wild-flower mixture alien elsewhere.

Roadsides. Mediterr-anean woodlands and shrublands. Stream banks, ditches, marshes and other moist, shady places.

Scilly Buttercup (Rough-fruited Buttercup)

Scilly Buttercup (Rough-fruited Buttercup) is Ranunculus muricatus
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Ranunculus muricatus flower3 DC. By Harry Rose from South West Rocks, Australia, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin.

An erect annual found naturalised as a weed of cultivated ground in S.W. England, particularly in bulb-fields and gardens in the Isles of Scilly, and as a bird-seed, grain and wool alien elsewhere.

Agricultural and roadside weed. It grows in wet habitats, such as irrigation ditches.

Small-flowered Buttercup

Small-flowered Buttercup is
Ranunculus parviflorus
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Buttercup family

An annual of dry disturbed habitats on a range of neutral and calcareous soils. Typical sites include broken turf on cliff edges, open, droughted slopes and banks, rabbit scrapes, tracks, poached gateways, building sites and gardens. The seeds appear to be long-lived, and populations may reappear after disturbance or persist for many years.

Dry grassy banks and path-sides mostly on chalk or limestone.

Stinking Hellebore (Bear's-foot)
 

Stinking Hellebore (Bear's-foot) is Helleborus foetidus
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Buttercup family

Scented Scented Leaves

All the hellebores have a burning taste and are highly poisonous owing to the presence of the glycosides helleborin and helleborein.

Trimethylamine is present in the flowers, which gives off an unpleasant smell to attract midges and bluebottles for their pollination. Visited by early bees and other insects. Seeds said to be dispersed by ants.

Compounds of sulphur are present and the whole plant emits a most unpleasant smell, especially when handled, hence its country name of Stinking Hellebore.

A short-lived perennial herb of shallow calcareous soils. It is a poor competitor, and intolerant of deep shade, so is usually found in small colonies in woodland glades or open scrub, on scree slopes, rock ledges, hedge banks, and as an introduction in churchyards. Adult plants near senescence (4-5 years old) are typically found with a cohort of seedlings.

Woods and scrub on chalk and limestone in Southern England.

Variegated Monkshood

Variegated Monkshood is
Aconitum cammarum
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Aconitum × cammarum. By Danny Steven S. from Spain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Buttercup family

Poisoning by Aconitum may also occur following picking the leaves without wearing gloves; the aconitine toxin is absorbed easily through the skin. In this event, no gastrointestinal effects are seen. Tingling starts at the point of absorption and extends up the arm to the shoulder, after which the heart starts to be affected. The tingling is followed by unpleasant numbness. Treatment is similar to poisoning caused by oral ingestion.

A perennial with annually renewed tuberous rhizomes, found established in damp places on a range of soils, usually in shaded sites or in tall vegetation. Its habitats are more varied than those of other Aconitum taxa and include damp roadsides and pastures, waste ground and moist woodland.

Virgin's Bower, Fragrant Virgin's Bower

Virgin's Bower, Fragrant Virgin's Bower is
Clematis flammula
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Clematis flammula, found in Corsica. By IKAl, via Wikimedia Commons.

Buttercup family

Pollinated by bees, flies.

All parts of the plant are poisonous, the toxic principle is dissipated by heat or by drying.

This is a scrambling or weakly climbing perennial. It is occasionally found naturalised on coastal cliffs, shingle beaches and dunes, and rarely inland.

Hedges, thickets and waste places.

Plants can be grown as ground cover, planted about 48 inches (120 cms) apart and allowed to scramble over the ground. Grows well on chalk soil.

Winter Aconite

Winter Aconite is
Eranthis hyemalis, Helleborus hyemalis
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Buttercup family

Visited by hive-bees and flies.

All 8 species of Eranthis have a burning tast and are poisonous owing to the presence of an alkaloid.

A small, tuberous perennial, dying back in summer. It is naturalised, sometimes in large numbers, in open woodland, grassland and scrub associated with habitation, under park trees, in gardens and on road verges.

Glossy Green horizontal foliage appearing after the flowers and dying back by June

Wood Anemone or Wind Flower

Wood Anemone or Wind Flower is
Anemone nemorosa
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Buttercup family

The 120 species of Anemone are sharp-tasting plants, poisonous owing to the presence of the narcotic anemonin and dangerous to cattle.

Visited for pollen by various bees and flies.

A rhizomatous perennial, found in woodland, on streamsides, under Pteridium, on hedge banks, in heathy grassland, on open moorland, in scree and on limestone pavement. It has a wide pH tolerance, but in woodlands it is most abundant where the vigour of more competitive species is reduced by acidity, waterlogging or regular coppicing.

Deciduous woodland, hedge-banks and mountains on all but highly acidic or water-logged soils in England Wales and Scotland

Yellow Anemone (Yellow Wood Anemone, Buttercup Anemone)

Yellow Anemone (Yellow Wood Anemone, Buttercup Anemone) is
Anemone ranunculoides
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Anemone ranunculoides, northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By Bernd Haynold, via Wikimedia Commons

Buttercup family

A spring-flowering rhizomatous perennial herb naturalised in shady places, such as in woodland and along paths.

Habitat: Rich waterside broad-leaved forests, coppices, stream banks, parks.

It needs a highly fertile, preferably clay-rich soil to thrive.

These yellow flowers can often last for two to three weeks if the weather conditions are cool.

Use in Rock Garden.

Barberry

 

Barberry is
Berberis vulgaris
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Barberry family

Flies and bees.

The plant is poisonous - Bark in doses of 4 mg or more; stupor, nosebleeds, vomiting, diarrhoea and kidney irritation.

Red berries produced in September-October, which are eaten by the birds, who also use them for nest-sites. Bright lemon-yellow flowers in May-Jun. BARBERRY Family.

Use as a deciduous shrub in hedgerows and coppices, and on banks, cliffs and waste ground in deciduous woodlands. Use as external hedge where the sharp spines on the twigs and the sharply toothed leaves act as an animal or human deterrent. Its deleterious effect on wheat crops was appreciated before it was known to be a host of the rust Puccinia graminis and consequently eradicated from many hedgerows in the 19th century.

Least Yellow
Water-Lily, Least Water-lily, Small yellow pond-lily

Least Yellow
Water-Lily, Least Water-lily, Small yellow pond-lily is Nuphar pumila
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Nuphar pumila

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Place:Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan. By I, KENPEI, via Wikimedia Commons

Water-Lily family

Pollinated by flies.

Yellow water-lilies are poisonous, perennial and strong-rooted water plants.

It grows in oligotrophic or mesotrophic water in lakes, sheltered bays, ditches and pools in marshes and bogs. It persists in one eutrophic lake in Shropshire.

Excellent surface cover. Suitable for ponds and lakes and slow flowing rivers in partial shade.

Pale Poppy , Long Prickly-headed Poppy, Prickly Poppy

Pale Poppy , Long Prickly-headed Poppy, Prickly Poppy is
Papaver argemone
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Poppy family

Probably often selfed before flowers open.

An annual of arable crops, usually found on field edges and in unsprayed corners, often in small numbers. It is most frequent on light sandy, gravelly and chalky soils. Rarely, it occurs on waste ground.
Poisonous.

The UK's only poppy with sparsely bristled, long narrow seed-pods.

Use in Garden flower border or cornfield meadow

Yellow Horned Poppy

Yellow Horned Poppy is
Glaucium flavum
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Poppy family

Visited by various flies and some small bees.

All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are toxic and can produce a range of symptoms up to and including respiratory failure resulting in death. It is also toxic to grazing animals.

A short-lived perennial herb of shingle banks and stony beaches; also, more rarely, amongst loose rock and on eroding cliffs of sand and clay, and on the bare tops of chalk cliffs. The few inland records are of casual occurrences.

Maritime, chiefly on shingle banks, all round the coast from Argylly and Kincardine; Ireland and Channel Islands

Bird-in-a-Bush , Fumewort

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.

Pollinated by long-tongued bees, sef-sterile.

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

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.

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.

Common Fumitory

Common Fumitory is
Fumaria officinalis
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Fumitory family

Native plant, which if seen in quantity at a distance the greyish foliage has the faint smoky appearance that gives the plant its name.

Pollinated by bees or probably more frequently selfed, self-fertile.

Its stems are poisonous due to the fumarin. An overdose is always fatal because it paralyses the respiratory system.

A scrambling annual of arable fields, allotments, gardens and other disturbed land, most commonly found on calcareous soils. Most germination occurs in the spring, and the seed bank is long-lived.

Habitat in shores.

Weed on cultivated ground on the lighter soils (Sand and Chalk), waste places and hedgebanks throughout the British Isles.

Use as an annual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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