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Flowers

Climbing plants can often be found in our hedgerows using neighbouring plants for support.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

White Bryony

Bryonia dioica
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A common hedgerow climber in chalk areas.


 

Black Bryony

Tamus communis
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Black bryony is out only native relative of the yam family; white bryony is a similar plant but belongs to a totally different family of plants.

Bittersweet

Solanum dulcamara
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Until I started out attempting to identify all aspects of nature some twenty-five years ago I always thought that this plant was deadly nightshade! However, one of the first unusual plants I found back then turned out to be, on investigation, deadly nightshade and so I had to hastily modify a fair number of records I had made of this one to bittersweet. It was a bitter-sweet experience!

Black Nightshade

Solanum nigrum
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A common agricultural weed closely related to the potato and tomato and that produces poisonous berries.


 

Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum
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Common where the soil is acid and it occurs in woods, scrubby areas, hedgerows and even amongst rocks. 


 

Ivy

Hedera helix
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Extremely common and found it just about anywhere; in woods climbing trees or carpeting the ground, in hedgerows, on walls and buildings.