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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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Hedge Mustard

Sisymbrium officinale
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Lots of upward pointing seed heads along the stem with a few flowers at the tip

Hedge Parsley

Torilis japonica
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Tall umbrella flowering plant with clustered flower heads

Hedge Woundwort

Stachys sylvatica
Mint family - Labiatae
Tall plant with a square stem and whorls of purple flowers

Hedgerow Cranesbill

Geranium pyrenaicum
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
Medium sized, multi-flowered geranium


Conium maculatum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Tall umbrella flowering plant with blotches on the stem

Hemlock Water-dropwort

Oenanthe crocata
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Sturdy plant in ditches and streams with umbrella flower


Eupatorium cannabinum
Daisy family - Compositae
Cluster of tall plants with soft pink pads of flowers


Paris quadrifolia
Lily family - Liliaceae
The black central berry that appears on the green flower head


Geranium robertianum
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
A common geranium flower with heavily serrated leaves

Hoary Cress

Cardaria draba
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Tall plant with white 'umbel' of flowers and with grey tinge to the leaves

Hoary Plantain

Plantago media
Plantain family - Plantaginaceae
Short plantain on chalk grassland

Hoary Ragwort

Senecio erucifolius
Daisy family - Compositae
Bold ragwort flower on a plant that is very downy

Hoary Willowherb

Epilobium parviflorum
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Medium plant with pink flowers and silvery hairs on stem and leaves


Heracleum sphondylium
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Large flat umbrella flower head on sturdy plant


Ilex aquifolium
Holly family - Aquifoliaceae
The unmistakable prickly leaf

Holm Oak

Quercus ilex
Beech family - Fagaceae
The flowers are pretty insignificant so look for an evergreen oak tree


Lunaria annua
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
The large purple four-petaled flowers


Lonicera periclymenum
Honeysuckle family - Caprifoliaceae
Climbing plant in hedgerows creamy yellow and pink flowers

Hop Trefoil

Trifolium campestre
Pea family - Leguminosae
Yellow clover flowers with tinges of brown at the base


Aesculus hippocastanum
Horse-chestnut family - Hippocastanaceae
The wonderful display of white 'candelabra' flowers

Horseshoe Vetch

Hippocrepis comosa
Pea family - Leguminosae
Pea-shaped flowers arranged around the top of a central as a horseshoe shape


Cynoglossum officinale
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Stout grey hairy plant with small deep purple flowers

Hybrid Black Poplar

Populus nigra x deltoides
Willow family - Salicaceae
Short purple catkins

Indian Balsam

Impatiens glandulifera
Balsam family - Balsaminaceae
Masses of tall plants with large pink 'helmet' flowers


Hedera helix
Ivy family - Araliaceae
Globes of green flowers in autumn prior to black berries forming

Ivy Broomrape

Orobanche hederae
Broomrape family - Orobanchaceae
Curious plant lacking any green growing amongst ground covered with ivy

Ivy-leaved Speedwell

Veronica hederifolia
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Low creeping plant with leaves resembling the shape of ivy leaves wit small pale purple flowers

Ivy-leaved Toadflax

Cymbalaria muralis
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Creeping plant that usually grows on walls

Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Sturdy, dense shrub with attractive white flower heads

Kidney Vetch

Anthyllis vulneraria
Pea family - Leguminosae
Pea-shaped flowers emerging from a white, fluffy centre

Knapweed Broomrape

Orobanche elatior
Broomrape family - Orobanchaceae
Strong brown plant with no green at all but with a tinge of yellow on the flower petals


Polygonum aviculare
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Low sprawling plant with tiny flowers

Knotted Hedge-Parsley

Torilis nodosa
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Insignificant plant with branches stems and small umbrella flowers

Ladys Bedstraw

Galium verum
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Clsuers of tiny yellow flowers around the top of branched stems

Ladys Mantle

Alchemilla agg.
Rose family - Rosaceae
Medium plant with large leaves and flowers in small clusters

Large Bindweed

Calystegia silvatica
Bindweed family - Convolvulaceae
Large white trumpet flowers growing on vigorous climbing plant

Large-flowered Evening-primrose

Oenothera glazioviana
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Large yellow flowers open in the evening and withered during the day

Lesser Bladderwort

Utricularia minor
Butterwort family - Lentibulariaceae
Tiny yellow flowers on a delicate plant growing in peat water

Lesser Burdock

Arctium minus
Daisy family - Compositae
Bold branches plant with a thistle-like flower and prickly seed case

Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Golden coloured narrow petals in early spring

Lesser Chickweed

Stellaria pallida
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
A smaller version of common chickweed flowering early in the year

Lesser Sea-spurrey

Spergularia marina
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Small creeping plant near the sea

Lesser Skullcap

Scutellaria minor
Mint family - Labiatae
Small plant with tubular flowers

Lesser Snapdraggon

Antirrhinum orontium
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Small pink snapdraggon flowers

Lesser Spearwort

Ranunculus flammula
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Pointed or spear shaped leaves on a buttercup plant in damp places

Lesser Stitchwort

Stellaria graminea
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
White flowers with very thin petals

Lesser Trefoil

Trifolium dubium
Pea family - Leguminosae
Tiny, creeping yellow clover in short turf


Syringa vulgaris
Olive family - Oleaceae
The purple flower spikes