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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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Calluna vulgaris
Heather family - Ericaceae
Masses of woody plants with lots of small purple flowers on each stem

Long-stalked Cranesbill

Geranium columbinum
Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Geranium with the flowers appearing on long stalks


Arum maculatum
Arum family - Araceae
Distinctive sheath around the flower spike and then red berries later


Pedicularis sylvatica
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Small pink flower growing in short grass or heather


Medicago sativa
Pea family - Leguminosae
Rambling pea flower near field margins where it may have once been groan as a crop


Origanum vulgare
Mint family - Labiatae
Clusters of small pink flowers making a dense flower head

Marsh Bedstraw

Galium palustre
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Small flower clusters on a spindly, weak plant in wet places

Marsh Cudweed

Gnaphallium uliginosum
Daisy family - Compositae
Group of small pale coloured plants with tiny brown flowers

Marsh Gentian

Gentiana pneumonanthe
Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Splendid blue trumpet flowers on a fairly short stem and growing in wet heath

Marsh Lousewort

Pedicularis palustris
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Mwedium upright plant with pink trumpet flowers in whorls

Marsh Mallow

Althaea officinalis
Mallow family - Malvaceae
Tallish plant with grey stems and leaves and large pink flowers

Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Large buttercup flowers in damp places

Marsh Pennywort

Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Distinctive round leaves in marshy places often the flowers are not visible!

Marsh Ragwort

Senecio aquaticus
Daisy family - Compositae
larger flower and petals than common ragwort and in damper environments

Marsh St Johns-wort

Hypericum elodes
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
Low hairy plant with small yellow flowers that do not fully open

Marsh Thistle

Cirsium palustre
Daisy family - Compositae
A tall prickly thistle with a branches stem but small flowers for the size of the plant

Marsh Valerian

Valeriana dioica
Valerian family - Valerianaceae
Short flower with clusters of pale pink flowers

Marsh Woundwort

Stachys palustris
Mint family - Labiatae
Whorls of pink flowers around a square stem in damp conditions

Marsh Yellow-cress

Rorippa palustris
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
woody reddish stems with flowers at the end of branches

Meadow Buttercup

Ranunculus acris
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Tall buttercup with narrow leaves

Meadow Saxifrage

Saxifraga granulata
Saxifrage family - Saxifragaceae
Medium sized plant with branched stem

Meadow Thistle

Cirsium dissectum
Daisy family - Compositae
Single stemmed thistle with downy stems and a single flower

Meadow Vetchling

Lathyrus pratensis
Pea family - Leguminosae
Yellow pea flower on a climbing plant along hedgerows


Filipendula ulmaria
Rose family - Rosaceae
Cluster of small rose flower on a single tall stem


Viscum album
Mistletoe family - Loaranthaceae
Small green flowers are rarely seen but the white berries are


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Iris family - Iridaceae
Orange-red flower spikes


Adoxa moschatellina
Moschatel family - Adoxaceae
Small woodland floor plant that produces flowers facing four ways like a town hall clock

Mossy Stonecrop

Crassula tillaea
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Tiny flowers on creeping red stems with tiny red leaves


Pilosella officinarum
Daisy family - Compositae
Short plant with a pale yellow dandelion-like flower and with red stripes on the back of the flower head


Artemisia vulgaris
Daisy family - Compositae
Leaves dark green on top and silver below - dry pale brown flower spikes

Musk Thistle

Carduus nutans
Daisy family - Compositae
Lovely soft flower pads adored by bees and with the flower heads bending over


Malva moschata
Mallow family - Malvaceae
Pale pink flowers with shredded leaves

Narrow-leaved Hawkweed

Hieracium umbellatum
Daisy family - Compositae
Tall narrow plant with a dandelion-like flower. A red stem with leaves all the way up to a cluster of flowers at the top


Umbilicus rupestris
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Spike of bell shaped flowers on a red stem and round leaves

Nettle-leaved Bellflower

Campanula trachelium
Bellflower family - Campanulaceae
Tall plant with upright bell-shaped flowers


Lapsana communis
Daisy family - Compositae
Tall branched plant with small dandelion-like flowers on each branch

Nodding Bur-marigold

Bidens cernua
Daisy family - Compositae
The bent over daisy flower heads

Oblong-leaved Sundew

Drosera intermedia
Sundew family - Droseraceae
Oval shaped red sticky leaves

Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxiphrage

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Saxifrage family - Saxifragaceae
Carpet of green and yellow plants

Orange Hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca
An orange-red dandelion-like flower


Sedum telephium
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Flat mat of small pink flowers and waxy leaves

Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare
Daisy family - Compositae
A much taller, robust version of the common lawn daisy

Oxford Ragwort

Senecio squalidus
Daisy family - Compositae
Like common ragwort but with the petals sloping downwards

Pale Butterwort

Pinguicula lusitanica
Butterwort family - Lentibulariaceae
Pale purple flower on a single stem arising from 'rolled' leaves

Pale Flax

Linum bienne
Flax family - Linaceae
Delicate pale blue flowers with five petals

Pale Persicaria

Persicaria lapathifolia
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Sturdy plant in damp places

Parsley Water-dropwort

Oenanthe lachenalii
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Dense umbrella flower heads on plant on saltmarshes


Aphanes arvensis
Rose family - Rosaceae
Insignificant little plant forming carpets but easily overlooked