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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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Pedunculate Oak

Quercus robur
Beech family - Fagaceae
Attractive sprays of green catkins


Parietaria judaica
Nettle family - Urticaceae
Sturdy plant with woody stems growing on or near walls


Silaum silaus
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Fragmented umbrella flower heads coming from a central point at the top of the stem

Perennial Sow-thistle

Sonchus arvensis
Daisy family - Compositae
Tall plant with clusters of dandeion-like flowers at the top

Perforate St Johns-wort

Hypericum perforatum
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
A St Johnswort with tiny holes in the leaves (hold it up to the light!)

Petty Spurge

Euphorbia peplus
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Small branched plant with red stem and what appears to have no flowers at all

Petty Whin

Genista anglica
Pea family - Leguminosae
Low gorse-like shrub with sharp spines

Pickerel Plant

Pontederia cordata
Pontederia family - Pontederiaceae
Blue spiked flower and pointed leaves


Conopodium majus
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
medium umbrella flower heads with thin feathery leaves


Matricaria discoidea
Daisy family - Compositae
A flower that looks like a daisy without petals! Strong scent of pineapple when crushed

Pink Oxalis

Oxalis articulata
Oxalis family - Oxalidaceae
A collection of attractive pink flowers on a multi-stemmed plant

Pirri-pirri Bur

Acaena novae-zelandiae
Rose family - Rosaceae
Large carpets of short stemmed plants


Inula conyzae
Daisy family - Compositae
Tight rays of petals with a hint of orange

Pond Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus peltatus
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Water borne flower in shallow water

Portland Spurge

Euphorbia portlandica
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Short greyish coloured plant with flat green flowers


Primula vulgaris
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Those familiar pale yellow flowers in early spring

Procumbent Pearlwort

Sagina procumbens
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Close mat of tiny plants with the flowers hardly visible

Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
Loosestrife family - Lythraceae
Prominent spikes of purple flowers on a tall strong plant

Purple Toadflax

Linaria purpurea
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Tall narrow plant with spikes of small snapdraggon-like flowers

Pyramidal Orchid

Anacamptis pyramidalis
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
Orchid with a small pyramidal flower shape


Lychnis flos-cuculi
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
The distinctive 'shredded' flowers


Allium ursinum
Lily family - Liliaceae
A carpet of white flowers on the woodland floor


Rubus idaeus
Rose family - Rosaceae
The familiar red, compound fruits

Red Bartsia

Odontites vernus
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Low 'musty' flower with flowers on one side of the stem

Red Campion

Silene dioica
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Tall hairy plant with multiple flowers at the tops of the stems

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense
Pea family - Leguminosae
Bold clover plant with red/pink flower heads

Red Currant

Ribes sylvestre
Currant family - Grossulariaceae
Bushy shrub with green flower with a red tinge to the outer edge of the petals

Red Dead-nettle

Lamium purpureum
Mint family - Labiatae
The deep pink flowers and purple leaves and stem

Red Goosefoot

Chenopodium rubrum
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Stout red stem and large leaves often with a reddish tinge

Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber
Valerian family - Valerianaceae
Clusters of small pink flowers on waxy plant


Persicaria maculosa
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Red stem and black mark on the leaves


Ononis repens
Pea family - Leguminosae
Spreading shrubby plant with a pink and white pea-shaped flower


Rhododendron ponticum
Heather family - Ericaceae
Large flower heads of multiple purple flowers and dark green leaves

Ribbed Melilot

Melilotus officinalis
Pea family - Leguminosae
Tallish upright plant with rows of pea flowers on opposite sides of the stem

Ribwort Plantain

Plantago lanceolata
Plantain family - Plantaginaceae
Single flower than looks almost like a seed head on the top of a straight single stem

Rigid Hornwort

Ceratophyllum demersum
Hornwort family - Ceratophyllaceae
Masses of green spikes appearing above the water surface

River Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus fluitans
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Water borne flower with long fine leaves under the water surface

River Water-dropwort

Oenanthe fluviatilis
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Umbrella flower in shallow flowing rivers

Rock Samphire

Crithmum maritimum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Pale yellow flower heads on fleshy plant near sea

Rock Stonecrop

Sedum forsterianum
Stonecrop family - Crassulaceae
Cluster of bright yellow flowers on fleshy red stem

Rosebay Willowherb

Chamerion angustifolium
Willowherb family - Onagraceae
Large patches of tall flowers with striking flower spikes

Rough Chervil

Chaerophyllum temulum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Medium umbrella shaped flowing plant with a rough feel to the stem

Rough Hawkbit

Leontodon hispidus
Daisy family - Compositae
Dandekion-like flower on a single stem with a basal rosette of leaves

Round-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium rotundifolium
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
Geranium with leaves that are rounded but formed in to five lobes

Round-leaved Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia
Sundew family - Droseraceae
Distinctive round red sticky leaves


Sorbus aucuparia
Rose family - Rosaceae
Small tree with silvery grey leaves - 9 leaves on a single stem

Rue-leaved saxifrage

Saxifraga tridactylites
Saxifrage family - Saxifragaceae
Low growing with tiny flowers and red leaves

Russian Comfrey

Symphytum x uplandicum
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Pink and blue flowers on a sturdy roadside plant