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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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Common Fleabane
Pulicaria dysenterica
Daisy family - Compositae
Clusters of golden yellow daisy flowers
Common Gromwell
Lithospermum officinale
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Medium plant with branches of a main stem and small white flowers
Common Hempnettle
Galeopsis tetrahit
Mint family - Labiatae
Prickly flowerhead where the individual flowers one were
Common Knapweed
Centaurea nigra
Daisy family - Compositae
Thistle-like flower but without thorns or prickles
Common Mallow
Malva sylvestris
Mallow family - Malvaceae
Medium sprawling plant often near the cost
Common Meadow-rue
Thalictrum flavum
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Tall plant in damp places with globes of small yellow flowers
Common Milkwort
Polygala vulgaris
Milkwort family - Polygalalaceae
Short plant with a cluster of very small bell-shaped flowers - also available in pink!
Common Mouse-ear
Cerastium fontanum
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Opposite pairs of ear-shaped leaves with a very fury surface
Common Nettle
Urtica dioica
Nettle family - Urticaceae
Creamy green flowers in tassels
Common Orache
Atriplex patula
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
A fairly tall plant with pale pointed leaves and mealy green flowers
Common Poppy
Papaver rhoeas
Poppy family - Papaveraceae
The most likely red poppy you will find
Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea
Daisy family - Compositae
Does anyone not know ragwort? Look for cinnabar moth caterpillars!
Common Ramping-fumitory
Fumaria muralis
Fumitory family - Fumariaceae
Tubular flowers with a tinge of purple at the open end
Common Reedmace
Typha latifolia
Reedmace family - Typhaceae
Large soft flower spikes - often called bulrush
Common Rock-rose
Helianthemum nummularium
Rockrose family - Cistaceae
Five petaled yellow flower on dry grassland
Common Sea-lavender
Limonium vulgare
Sea-lavender family - Plumbaginaceae
A purple haze above saltmarsh grasses
Common Sorrel
Rumex acetosa
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Medium slender dock plant with sepals giving the flowers a reddish brown appearance
Common Sow-thistle
Sonchus species
Daisy family - Compositae
Tight dandelion-like fowers and prickly leaves
Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Orchid with spots on the leaves growing in dry places
Common Storksbill
Erodium cicutarium
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
Geranium flower with clusters of stems, each with a flower
Common Toadflax
Linaria vulgaris
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Familiar snapdragon type flower with some orange but mainly yellow
Common Twayblade
Neottia ovata
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
A sinlge green flower spike emerging from between two (tway) blades or leaves
Common Valerian
Valeriana officinalis
Daisy family - Compositae
Tall plants with tight clusters of pale pink flowers on each stem branch
Common Vetch
Vicia sativa
Pea family - Leguminosae
Tall climbing pea-flower amongst grass and shrubs
Common Whitlowgrass
Erophila verna
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Very small insignificant flower
Corky-fruited Water-dropwort
Oenanthe pimpinelloides
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Compact umbrella flower head and fingery leaves
Corn Mint
Mentha arvensis
Mint family - Labiatae
Short upright plant with strong scent and flowers in balls around the stem
Corn Spurrey
Spergula arvensis
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Low growing white flower with an unpleasant smell
Cotoneaster Species
Cotoneaster agg
Rose family - Rosaceae
The pale pink flowers on greyish green leaves
Cotton Thistle
Onopordon acanthium
Daisy family - Compositae
Very tall thistle with spiny stems and leaves and a classic thistle shaped flower
Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Umbrella flower heads on purple stems in spring
Primula veris
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Multi-headed pale yellow flowers that are 'closed' rather than open like a primrose
Crab Apple
Malus sylvestris
Rose family - Rosaceae
Medium sized tree with glorious white flowers followed by small apples
Crack Willow
Salix fragilis
Willow family - Salicaceae
Dangling yellow flower sprays, the tree has yellowish stems and branches
Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Stout buttercup with larges serrated leaves
Creeping Cinquefoil
Potentilla reptans
Rose family - Rosaceae
Creeping, vigorous plant with five petals
Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
Daisy family - Compositae
Masses of tall untidy thistles with spiny ;eaves
Creeping Willow
Salix repens
Willow family - Salicaceae
Fluffy yellow flowers on a low growing, creeping shrub
Lysimachia nummularia
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Creeping yellow flowers with pointed petals
Cross Leaved Heath
Erica tetralix
Heather family - Ericaceae
Cluster of pale pink flowers at the top of the stem
Cruciata laevipes
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Whorls of small greenish-yellow flowers around the stem
Crow Garlic
Allium vineale
Lily family - Liliaceae
Globular flower at the top of a single thin stem
Cardamine pratensis
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Attractive white flowers in damp meadows
Curled Dock
Rumex crispus
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Dock with narrow leaves and spikes of green flowers with purple sepals and stem
Curly Waterweed
Lagarosiphon major
Frogbit family - Hydrocharitaceae
Inconspicuous little pink flowers appearing above the surface of water from submerged plants
Cut-leaved Cranesbill
Geranium dissectum
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
Geranium flower with heavily serrated leaves
Bellis perennis
Daisy family - Compositae
The familiar small flower with with petals around an orange centre
Hesperis matronalis
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Large white flower with just four petals