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