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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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Danish Scurveygrass

Cochlearia danica
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Sturdy plant on salt marshes

Devils-bit Scabious

Succisa pratensis
Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Globed purple flower on a tall plant with few stems on the leaf

Dog Rose

Rosa canina
Rose family - Rosaceae
Attractive pale pink flowers in briars

Dogs Mercury

Mercurialis perennis
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Short plant with green flower spikes on the woodland floor


Cornus sanguinea
Dogwood family - Cornaceae
Hedgerow shrub with reddish stems and some red leaves

Dorset Heath

Erica ciliaris
Heather family - Ericaceae
Longer, more pointed flowers than the bell shape of the other heathers

Doves-foot Cranesbill

Geranium molle
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
Low creeping flower with small pink flowers

Downy Birch

Betula pubescens
Birch family - Betulaceae
Large green pointed catkin tinged with a hint of reddish brown when fully open


Filipendula vulgaris
Rose family - Rosaceae
Tall plant with clsuters of white flowers

Dwarf Gorse

Ulex minor
Pea family - Leguminosae
Low growing gorse with dense spines

Dwarf Mallow

Malva neglecta
Mallow family - Malvaceae
A crawling stream of small pink flowers

Dwarf Mouse-ear

Cerastium pumilum
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Tiny plants on thin soil. Has reddish tinged leaves.

Dwarf Spurge

Euphorbia exigua
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Short branched plant with green flowers

Dwarf Thistle

Cirsium acaulon
Daisy family - Compositae
Thistle with no apparent stem at all

Dyers Greenweed

Genista tinctoria
Pea family - Leguminosae
A low gorse-like flower with no prickles

Early Forget-me-not

Myosotis ramosissima
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Small hairy forget-me-not with pale leaves

Early Gentian

Gentianella anglica
Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Short plant with upright purple trumpet flowers

Early Marsh Orchid

Dactylorhiza incarnata
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Medium size orchid with a narrow spike of pale pink flowers

Early Purple Orchid

Orchis mascula
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Medium orchid with dominant purple flower spike and blotched leaves

Early Spider Orchid

Ophrys sphegodes
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
small orchid with predominantly brown bulbous flowers resembling a garden spider

Eastern Gladiolus

Gladiolus communis
Iris family - Iridaceae
Garden-like gladioli by the light house at Durlston!


Sambucus nigra
Honeysuckle family - Caprifoliaceae
hedgerow shrub with flat creamy flower heads


Circaea lutetiana
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Tiny separated flowers on spikes

English Elm

Ulmus procera
Elm family - Ulmaceae
Small purplish catkins

English Stonecrop

Sedum anglicum
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Red nobly stems and no apparent green leaves


Euphrasia agg
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Small plant with a white flower and a yellow centre

Fairy Flax

Linum catharticum
Flax family - Linaceae
Slender plant with small star shaped flowers

Fat Hen

Chenopodium album
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Strudy plant with a rather mealy look to the leaves and a red stem


Foeniculum vulgare
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Tall umbrella flowering plant with thin, feathery leaves


Tanacetum parthenium
Daisy family - Compositae
Medium height plant with branched stems and daisy flowers on each

Fiddle Dock

Rumex pulcher
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Sprawling dock plant with fleshy leaves

Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis
Bindweed family - Convolvulaceae
Ground covering creeping flower with pink flowers, sometimes with white stripes

Field Forget-me-not

Myosotis arvensis
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Upright little plant with multiple blue flowers with a yellow centre

Field Madder

Sherardia arvensis
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
A small plant with tiny flowers in clusters

Field Maple

Acer campestre
Maple family - Aceraceae
The flowers a tiny so look for the small five-lobed leaves

Field Pansy

Viola arvensis
Violet family - Violaceae
Familiar garden pansy-like flower but smaller and more delicate

Field Pepperwort

Lepidium campestre
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Medium erect plant with seed heads along the centre stem

Field Rose

Rosa arvensis
Rose family - Rosaceae
Low growing shrub with white rose flowers

Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis
Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Attractive bluish purple flowers heads

Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum
Currant family - Grossulariaceae
Cascade of reddish pink flowers

Fools Water-cress

Apium nodiflorum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Prostrate dense plants at waters edge


Digitalis purpurea
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Tall spikes of purple flowers

Fragrant Orchid

Gymnadenia conopsea
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Orchids with oval flower spikes with a vanilla scent

Frog Orchid

Coeloglossum viride
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Tiny plant with cluster of small flowers sometimes with a reddish tinge

Gallant Soldier

Galinsoga parviflora
Daisy family - Compositae
Typical daisy flower on multiple stems on the same plant

Garlic Mustard

Alliaria Petiolata
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Cluster of small white flowers at the top of the stem with a smell of garlic

Germander Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Spreading speedwell with a white centre to a deep blue flower


Lycopus europaeus
Mint family - Labiatae
The whorl of white flowers around the stem