Wildflowers

Wildflowers on the Conservation Area – Photographs by: Peter Land

A mixture of those already present, and those seeded by OBCG. All species identification subject to confirmation – please contact us if you disagree with any of these.

Pictures are arranged in alphabetical order of the main common name, for example look for Lesser Stitchwort under ‘S’.

Agrimony

Bartsia

Bindweed

Considerable variation in colour.

Bryony

To be found along the bottom fence.

Burdock

The burdocks grow very strongly, but in late July the flowers were a riot of various species of bee.

Buttercup

Campion

Cleavers

Also known as Goosegrass, Beggar’s lice, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleaverwort, Everlasting Friendship, Grip Grass, Scratch grass, Stick-a-back, Sticky Willie, Scarthgrass, White Hedge.

Clematis

Also known as Old Man’s Beard or Traveller’s Joy. This grows on the fences on the north and west sides of the Conservation Area.

Clover

Comfrey

Corn Chamomile

Corncockle

Cornflower

Cowslip

Daisy

Dandelion

Deadnettle

Dock

Fat Hen

Figwort

Fleabane

Fumitory

Ground Ivy

Hawkbit

I am not a dandelion. Square-cut petals with serrated ends.

Hogweed

Ivy

Knapweed

Knapweed Broomrape

Mallow

Medick

Mignonette

Mullein

Nettle

Nightshade

Nipplewort

Ox-tongue

I am not a dandelion.

Parsley

Fool’s Parsley can be identified by the bracts hanging down below the flowers, and is poisonous.

Pennycress

Pimpernel

Plantain

Poppy

Rag Wort

Good for insects but not for horses, so will have to be kept under control.

Rattle

Scabious

Sorrel

Sowthisistle

Speedwell

The Common field version has a notably pale lower petal.

Spurge

St John’s Wort

Stitchwort

Thistle

Toadflax

Vetch

Vetchling

Willowherb

Woundwort

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