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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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Lilac
Syringa vulgaris
Olive family - Oleaceae
The purple flower spikes
Ling
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
Lords-and-Ladies
Arum maculatum
Arum family - Araceae
Distinctive sheath around the flower spike and then red berries later
Lousewort
Pedicularis sylvatica
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Small pink flower growing in short grass or heather
Lucerne
Medicago sativa
Pea family - Leguminosae
Rambling pea flower near field margins where it may have once been groan as a crop
Marjoram
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
Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria
Rose family - Rosaceae
Cluster of small rose flower on a single tall stem
Mistletoe
Viscum album
Mistletoe family - Loaranthaceae
Small green flowers are rarely seen but the white berries are
Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Iris family - Iridaceae
Orange-red flower spikes
Moschatel
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
Mouse-ear-hawkweed
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
Mugwort
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
Musk-mallow
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
Navelwort
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
Nipplewort
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
Orpine
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

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