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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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Polygonatum multiflorum
Lily family - Liliaceae
A bending stem with white flowers on the under side
Southern Marsh-orchid
Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Orchid family - Orchidaceae
An orchid with oval flower spike in damp places
Spanish Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta x hispanica
Lily family - Liliaceae
A bluebell with larger, more open flowers
Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare
Daisy family - Compositae
A thistle with very sharp pointed leaves after which it is named
Spear-leaved Orache
Atriplex prostrata
Goosefoot family - Chenopodiaceae
Creeping plant on shingle and sandy beaches - pointed leaves and red stems
Euonymus europaeus
Spindle family - Celastraceae
The flowers of the spindle are small and often overlooked but the seeds in autumn are a lovely pink colour
Spotted Medick
Medicago arabica
Pea family - Leguminosae
Distinctive black marks on the leaves
Spring Crocus
Crocus purpureus
The familiar garden crocus also appear in the wild - often as a garden escape
Square-stalked St Johns-wort
Hypericum tetrapterum
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
Stout square purple stem
Asperula cynanchica
Bedstraw family - Rubiaceae
Short creeping plant with clusters of tiny pale pink flowers
Sticky Mouse-ear
Cerastium glomeratum
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Untidy plant with flowers not fully open and with a sticky feel
Stinking Iris
Iris foetidissima
Iris family - Iridaceae
Bold flowers of various shades of purple followed by large pod producing red berries
Stone Parsley
Sison amomum
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Fragmented umbrella flower heads on a single main stem
Strawberry Clover
Trifolium fragiferum
Pea family - Leguminosae
Small creeping red clover flower
Subterranean Clover
Trifolium subterraneum
Pea family - Leguminosae
Low growing clover in short turf near the coast
Sun Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia
Spurge family - Euphorbiaceae
Short plant with a flat head of yellowish-green flowers
Sweet Alison
Lobularia maratima
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Clustered dome of small white flowers - coastal
Sweet Chestnut
Castanea sativa
Beech family - Fagaceae
The long pointed green flower spikes
Sweet Violet
Viola odorata
Violet family - Violaceae
Fragrant violet with deep purple flowers and ribbed leaves
Rosa rubiginosa
Rose family - Rosaceae
Dog-rose look-a-like and difficult to tell apart!
Acer pseudoplatanus
Maple family - Aceraceae
The dangling stems with several small green flowers on them
Tamarix gallica
Tamarisk family - Tamariceae
Pjnk flower spikes on a shrub with fine green leaves
Tanacetum vulgare
Daisy family - Compositae
Cluster of flower heads that are formed by tight clusters of rays
Thale Cress
Arabidopsis thaliana
Cabbage family - Cruciferae
Small flowers and large upward pointing thin seed pods
Three Cornered Leek
Allium triquetrum
Lily family - Liliaceae
Cluster of trumpet flowers at the top of a single stem
Three-leaved Water Crowfoot
Ranunculus trichophyllus
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Water borne flower with no floating leaves
Three-veined Sandwort
Moehringia trinervia
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Very flimsy plant by footpaths in woods
Armeria maritima
Sea-lavender family - Plumbaginaceae
Large carpets of pink flowers near the sea
Thyme-leaved Sandwort
Arenaria serpyllifolia
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Small, creeping plant in dry places
Thyme-leaved Speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Creeping plant with tiny pale blue flowers that drop off easily
Lathraea squamaria
Broomrape family - Orobanchaceae
Curious plant lacking any green at all
Potentilla erecta
Rose family - Rosaceae
Low creeping plant often forming patches
Trailing St Johns-wort
Hypericum humifusum
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
low, creeping plant with star shaped flowers
Trailing Tormentil
Potentilla anglica
Rose family - Rosaceae
Slender trailing plant with a flower four petals
Clematis vitalba
Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
The wonderful fluffy seed heads that mass over hedgerows
Tree Mallow
Lavatera arborea
Mallow family - Malvaceae
Tall shrubby plant with pink flowers that have a dark centre
Tubular Water-dropwort
Oenanthe fistulosa
Carrot family - Umbelliferea
Small but stout plant with fragmented umbrella flower head
Tufted Vetch
Vicia cracca
Pea family - Leguminosae
Row of purple pea flowers along the stem of a climbing plant
Hypericum androsaemum
St Johnswort Family - Hypericaceae
Large star shaped flower and black berries
Unbranched Bur-reed
Sparganium minimum
Bur-reed family - Sparganiaceae
Globular green flowers along an upright single stem
Verbena officinalis
Verbena family - Verbenaceae
Slender plant with small purple star like flowers on spikes
Vipers Bugloss
Echium vulgare
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Bristly flower spikes with blue flowers tinged with purple before fully opening
Wall Speedwell
Veronica arvensis
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Blue flowers growing along the stem of a small plant
Water Avens
Geum rivale
Rose family - Rosaceae
Distinctive downturned flower heads
Water Chickweed
Myosoton aquaticum
Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Water Dock
Rumex hydrolapathum
Dock family - Polygonaceae
Familiar dock plant with large leaves growing in water or very damp ground
Water Figwort
Scrophularia auriculata
Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Stout tall plant with red stem growing in or by water with strange brown flowers
Water Forget-me-not
Myosotis scorpioides
Borage family - Boraginaceae
Blue flower with white markings on the petals growing in or by water