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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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Salicornia dolichostachya
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
A small branched fleshy plant like a small cactus! Turns red later

Goat Willow

Salix caprea
Willow family - Salicaceae
Sprouts of yellow flowers coming from the stems


Tragopogon pratensis
Daisy family - Compositae
Large dandelion flower only open in the mornings. Green sepals longer than yellow petals.

Golden Samphire

Inula crithmoides
Daisy family - Compositae
Golden flowers on a succulent stem and leaves


Ranunculus auricomus
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Familiar buttercup flowers but in a woodland setting


Ulex europaeus
Bushy gorse flowering in winter and spring - smells of coconut

Grass Vetchling

Lathyrus nissolia
Pea family - Leguminosae
Red coloured pea flower

Great Lettuce

Lactuta virosa
Daisy family - Compositae
Very tall plant with partly opened daisy flowers and prickles on the back of the leaf

Great Marsh Bedstraw

Galium elongatum
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Tall but often prostrate plant with fragment flower heads

Great Mullein

Verbascum thapsus
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Tall 'moth-eaten' wooly plant with yellow flowers up the central stem

Great Willowherb

Epilobium hirsutum
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Mass of tall plants with open, flat pink flowers

Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Lotus pedunculatus
Pea family - Leguminosae
Yellow, sometimes tinged orange, pea flowers on a sprawling plant in damp places

Greater Butterfly Orchid

Platanthera chlorantha
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Tall orchid with flowers with a trailing bottom lip

Greater Celandine

Chelidonium majus
Poppy family - Papaveraceae
Medium erest plant with four petaled yellow flowers

Greater Chickweed

Stellaria neglecta
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Short, scruffy chickweed in damp woods

Greater Knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa
Daisy family - Compositae
Large thistle-like flower with no prickles or spines

Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major
Periwinkle family - Apocynaceae
Large blue flowers with a pales mauve centre

Greater Plantain

Plantago major
Plantain family - Plantaginaceae
Rosette of basal leaves and central green flower spike

Greater Sea-spurrey

Spergularia media
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Red stems, white flower on a shoreline plant

Greater Stitchwort

Stellaria holostea
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
The familiar white flowers called shirt buttons!

Green Alkanet

Pentaglottis sempervirens
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Tall bristly plant with deep blue flowers with a paler centre

Green-winged Orchid

Orchis morio
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Small orchid with green leaves alternate on the stem like wings

Grey Field Speedwell

Veronica polita
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Low creeping speedwell with an even blue colour to the flower

Grey Poplar

Populus canescens
Birch family - Betulaceae
Catkins that can be 4 inches long

Grey Willow

Salix cinerea
Willow family - Salicaceae
Small yellow srays of flowers

Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea
Mint family - Labiatae
Short creeping plant with whorls of purple/blue flowers


Aegopodium podagraria
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Dense mass of low growing umbrella flowers with large leaves


Senecio vulgaris
Daisy family - Compositae
Small weed of cultivation that has tight compact flowers heads in a cluster


Viburnum opulus
Honeysuckle family - Caprifoliaceae
Hedgerow shrub with open white petals around pinkish closed petals in the centre

Hairy Birdsfoot Trefoil

Lotus subbiflorus
Pea family - Leguminosae
Very small pea flower with hairy stems

Hairy Bitter-cress

Cardamine hirsuta
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Tiny white flowers with erect seed pods below

Hairy Rock-cress

Arabis hirsuta
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Seed pods erect against the stem below the latest flowers above

Hairy St Johns-wort

Hypericum hirsutum
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
Tall plant with spikes of star shaped flowers

Hairy Tare

Vicia hirsuta
Pea family - Leguminosae
A climbing plant with very slender stems, leaves and pale purple flowers

Hairy Violet

Viola hirta
Violet family - Violaceae
Pale green heart shaped leaves in the grass

Hairy-stemmed hawkweed

Hieracium trichocaulon
Daisy family - Compositae
Very difficult to identify - best left to the experts!


Campanula rotundifolia
Bellflower family - Campanulaceae
Small plant with delicate bell-shaped flowers

Hawkweed Oxtongue

Picris hieracioides
Daisy family - Compositae
Tall branched hairy dandelion-like plant


Crataegus monogyna
Rose family - Rosaceae
White clusters of flowers on a hedgerow shrub


Corylus avellana
Hazel family - Corylaceae
The familiar yellow catkins (but beware other species also have catkins!)

Heath Bedstraw

Galium saxatile
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Low growing bedstraw in mats in short turf

Heath Dog Violet

Viola canina
Violet family - Violaceae
Short spreading violet with a prominent cream spur behind the flower

Heath Groundsel

Senecio sylvaticus
Daisy family - Compositae
Larger plant that common groundsell with more yellow visible of the flowers

Heath Milkwort

Polygala serpyllifolia
Milkwort family - Polygalalaceae
Small and slender plant with blue flowers each on a short stem

Heath Speedwell

Veronica officinalis
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
A short hairy plant with spike of pale purple flowers

Heath Spotted Orchid

Dactylorhiza maculata
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Orchid with spots on the leaves growing on heathland

Hedge Bedstraw

Galium mollugo
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Large, vigorous but straggly flower often in dense patches

Hedge Bindweed

Calystegia sepium
Bindweed family - Convolvulaceae
Climbing hedgerow shrub with large tubular flowers