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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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Russian Comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Pink and blue flowers on a sturdy roadside plant
Sainfoin
Onobrychis viciifolia
Pea family - Leguminosae
Strong pink spikes of pea-shaped flowers
Salad Burnet
Sanguisorba minor
Rose family - Rosaceae
A rounded green flower head but with a purple tinge when the stamens are present
Sand Spurrey
Spergularia rubra
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Small creeping plant with red stems and small pink flowers
Sanicle
Sanicula europaea
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Clusters of flowers on the top of multiple stems
Saw-wort
Serratula tinctoria
Daisy family - Compositae
Thistle-like flower but a plant with no prickles
Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Small clustered plant with several distinctive red flowers
Scentless Mayweed
Tripleurospermum inodorum
Daisy family - Compositae
Large daisy-like flower on a spreading plant with many stems
Sea Aster
Aster tripolium
Daisy family - Compositae
A purple daisy with a yellow centre new salt water
Sea Beet
Beta vulgaris
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Strong sprawling plane with spikes of green flowers
Sea Bindweed
Calystegia soldanella
Bindweed family - Convolvulaceae
Stawling ground covering plant with pink and white trumpet flowers
Sea Campion
Silene uniflora
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Low growing white flower with stamens emerging beyond petals
Sea Kale
Crambe maritima
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Large plant with big leaves and a mass of white flower
Sea Mayweed
Tripleurospermum maritum
Daisy family - Compositae
Large daisy-like flower on a spreading plant near the sea
Sea Milkwort
Glaux martima
Primrose family - Primulaceae
Low creeping plant with fleshy leaves by the sea
Sea Mouse-ear
Cerastium atrovirens
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
A campion with just four petals rather than the usual five
Sea Purslane
Atriplex portulacoides
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Mealy plant with green flowers that appear red because of the sepals that surround the flower
Sea Rocket
Cakile maratima
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Four petaled pale pink flower on a fleshy plant
Sea Sandwort
Honkenya peploides
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Small, creeping plant with fleshy leaves
Sea Spurge
Euphorbia paralias
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Greyish green fleshy plant with small green flowers at the top of the stem
Selfheal
Prunella vulgaris
Borage family - Boraginaceae
short plant with clusters of purple flowers
Sharp-leaved Fluellen
Kickxia elatine
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Two-tone flower! Mainly yellow but with dark purple top petals
Sheeps Bit
Jasione montana
Bellflower family - Campanulaceae
Globular blue flower head on a short hairy plant
Sheeps Sorrel
Rumex acetosella
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Small slender flower spikes with reddish brown flowers.
Shepherds Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
The heart shaped seed pods on stalks
Shining Cranesbill
Geranium lucidum
Geranium family - Geraniaceae
A plant very much like herb-robert but smaller and growing in barren places
Shining Pondweed
Potamogeton lucens
Pondweed family - Potamogetonaceae
Totally submerged plant with shiny leaves, generally in chalky water
Shrubby Seablite
Suaeda vera
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Tall woody plant greyish in colour and flowers barely visible
Silver Birch
Betula pendula
Birch family - Betulaceae
Green catkins tinged with brown or purple
Silverweed
Potentilla anserina
Rose family - Rosaceae
Low growing plant with a silvery appearance on the back of the leaves
Skullcap
Scutellaria galericulata
Mint family - Labiatae
Smallish blue tubular flowers with a with base
Slender St Johns-wort
Hypericum pulchrum
Thin plant with flowers appearing on branches - often a tinge of red on opening flower buds
Slender Tare
Vicia laxiflora
Pea family - Leguminosae
Scrambling delicate climber with pale purple flowers
Slender Thistle
Carduus tenuiflorus
Daisy family - Compositae
Medium height thistle with pale pink flowers in a cluster at the top of each stem
Small Cudweed
Filago minima
Daisy family - Compositae
Small whitish plant with tiny yellow flowers
Small Scabious
Scabiosa columbaria
Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Rounded bluish-purple flower heads on a short stem
Small Teasel
Dipsacus pilosus
Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Much smaller plant than the well known teasel and with a round flower head rather than oval
Small Toadflax
Chaenorhinum minus
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
A small creeping plant with yellow lower petals and mauve upper petals
Small-flowered Buttercup
Ranunculus parviflorus
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Small buttercup that looks as if it has lost its petals
Small-flowered Sweet Briar
Rosa micrantha
Rose family - Rosaceae
Smaller version of the well known dog rose with gaps between the petals
Small-leaved Knotgrass
Polygonum arenastrum
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Small, sprawling plant forming mats
Small-leaved Lime
Tilia cordata
Lime family - Tiliaceae
Flowers are insignificant, look for the small leaves just a couple of inches long
Smooth Cats-ear
Hypochaeris glabra
Daisy family - Compositae
Almost insignificant little dandelion type flower that hardly opens
Smooth Hawks-beard
Crepis capillaris
Daisy family - Compositae
Small dandelion-like flowers on a slender branched plant with smooth stems
Smooth tare
Vicia tetrasperma
Pea family - Leguminosae
Medium scrambling plant entwined in grasses with small pale purple tubular flowers
Snake-head Fritillary
Fritillaria meleagris
Lily family - Liliaceae
Distinctive dangling purple bell-shaped flowers
Sneezewort
Achillea ptarmica
Daisy family - Compositae
Typical daisy-like flower but without the orange centre
Snowdrop
Galanthus nivalis
Daffodil family - Amaryllidaceae
Familiar white flower of late winter

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