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Flora Identification Guide

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 ...

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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

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


Borago officinalis
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Medium branched plant with small deep blue flowers