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Flora Identification Guide

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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

Make a selection from any of the lists below that match the flower you saw and a filtered selection of possible flowers will be displayed. The more of the four options you specify the smaller the number of likely flowers will be displayed but if you are too specific then you may eliminate your flower from the choices if they do not exactly match my groupings! Have fun ...

General information and instructions on how to use the plant identification guide.

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Agrimonia eupatoria
Rose family - Rosaceae
Single spikes with small yellow rose-like flowers along it
Alnus glutinosa
Birch family - Betulaceae
Large purple catkins tinged with green when fully open
Alder Buckthorn
Frangula alnus
Buckthorn family - Rhamnaceae
Tiny white flowers amongst the leaves
Smyrnium olusatrum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Early flowering greenish-yellow umbrella flowers near the sea
American Skunk-cabbage
Lysichiton americanus
Arum family - Araceae
Large'spade-shaped leaves
American Willowherb
Epilobium ciliatum
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Small open pink flowers on a slender plant with a reddish stem
Annual Mercury
Mercurialis annua
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Non-descript green plant with green flowers!
Annual Pearlwort
Sagina apetala
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Small plant with flowers hardly visible sprawling but not in mats
Annual Seablite
Suaeda maritima
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Short plant with reddish stem and non-descript flowers
Annual Wall Rocket
Diplotaxis muralis
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Small plant cowering by walls!
Sagittaria sagittifolia
Water-plantain family - Alismataceae
Three petalled flower with a dark centre and large pointed leaves
Fraxinus excelsior
Olive family - Oleaceae
The small sprays of dark brown, almost black, flowers
Atlantic Poppy
Papaver atlanticum
Poppy family - Papaveraceae
Orange/red poppy flower near human habitation
Autumn Gentian
Gentianella amarella
Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Short plant with upright trumpet flowers
Autumn Hawkbit
Leontodon autumnalis
Daisy family - Compositae
Untidy dandelion growing quite tall with branched stem and a flower on each stem
Autumn Ladys-tresses
Spiranthes spiralis
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
The spiral of small white flowers round a central stem
Babingtons Leek
Allium babingtonii
Lily family - Liliaceae
Large globed multi-flowered head
Barren Strawberry
Potentilla sterilis
Rose family - Rosaceae
Early flowering strawberry with gaps between the petals
Bastard Toadflax
Thesium humifusum
Sandalwood family - Santalaceae
Tiny white star-shaped flowers in short turf
Beaked Hawks-beard
Crepis vesicaria
Daisy family - Compositae
Small dandelion-like flowers with red streaks on the back on a plant with branched stems
Bee Orchid
Ophrys apifera
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
An orchid with flowers that look like bumble-bees
Fagus sylvatica
Beech family - Fagaceae
The tiny green flowers which is surprising for such a big tree
Bell Heather
Erica cinerea
Heather family - Ericaceae
Rich dark pink bell shaped flowers on dry heath
Stachys officinalis
Mint family - Labiatae
Cluster of tubular flowers at the top of a stout square stem
Vaccinium myrtillus
Heather family - Ericaceae
The black (or green) berries on a small bushy plant
Ornithopus perpusillus
Pea family - Leguminosae
Creeping plant with tiny pea shaped flowers in short truf
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
Pea family - Leguminosae
Sprawling yellow pea=shaped flowers and seed pods resembling a bird's foot
Birdsnest Orchid
Neottia nidus-avis
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Dead-looking orchid spikes under beech trees
Biting Stonecrop
Sedum acre
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Small fleshy plant with red leaves forming mats on stone and rock
Bitter Vetchling
Lathyrus linifolius
Pea family - Leguminosae
Medium sized purple and blue pea shaped flower
Solanum dulcamara
Nightshade family - Solonaceae
Climbing plant with purple flowers and yellow centres
Black Bindweed
Polygonum convolvulus
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Slender 'climbing' plant in fields
Black Bryony
Tamus communis
Yam family - Dioscoreaceae
Dark green heart shaped leaves and red berries
Black Currant
Ribes nigrum
Currant family - Grossulariaceae
Small pink petals ona green background!
Black Horehound
Ballota nigra
Mint family - Labiatae
Large sturdy untidy plants with whorls of purple flowers
Black Medick
Medicago lupulina
Pea family - Leguminosae
Low, prostrate plant with small clover flower heads
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Very dark stems and leaves from which it derives its name 'black'
Black Nightshade
Solanum nigrum
Nightshade family - Solonaceae
Potato like flower producing black (poisonous) berries
Black Poplar
Populus nigra
Willow family - Salicaceae
Attractive small purple flower spikes
Prunus spinosa
Rose family - Rosaceae
Shrub with white flowers appearing before any leaves
Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
The large 'bladder' seed box at the bade of the flower head
Blue Fleabane
Erigeron acris
Daisy family - Compositae
Small daisy flower that does not seem to fully open
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Lily family - Liliaceae
The classic bluebell everyone knows!
Bog Asphodel
Narthecium ossifragum
Lily family - Liliaceae
Golden spikes of flowers in boggy heath
Bog Myrtle
Myrica gale
Bog myrtle family - Myricaceae
Brown seed-like flowers on a shrubby plant. The flowers/seeds have strong pine scent when crushed.
Bog Orchid
Hammarbya paludosa
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Tiny plant a couple of inches tall in sphagnum moss bogs
Bog Pimpernel
Anagallis tenella
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Small delicate plant with flowers that only open fully in sunshine
Bog Pondweed
Potamogeton polygonifolius
Pondweed family - Potamogetonaceae
Brownish green leaves floating on a heathland pool