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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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Gipsywort
Lycopus europaeus
Mint family - Labiatae
The whorl of white flowers around the stem
Glasswort
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
Goats-beard
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
Goldilocks
Ranunculus auricomus
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Familiar buttercup flowers but in a woodland setting
Gorse
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
Ground-elder
Aegopodium podagraria
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Dense mass of low growing umbrella flowers with large leaves
Groundsel
Senecio vulgaris
Daisy family - Compositae
Small weed of cultivation that has tight compact flowers heads in a cluster
Guelder-rose
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!
Harebell
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
Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna
Rose family - Rosaceae
White clusters of flowers on a hedgerow shrub
Hazel
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

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