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’.

A

Agrimony

B

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

C

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

D

Daisy

Dandelion

Deadnettle

Dock

F

Fat Hen

Figwort

Fleabane

Fumitory

G

Ground Ivy

H

Hawkbit

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

Hogweed

I

Ivy

K

Knapweed

Knapweed Broomrape

M

Mallow

Medick

Mignonette

Mullein

N

Nettle

Nightshade

Nipplewort

O

Ox-tongue

I am not a dandelion.

P

Parsley

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

Pennycress

Pimpernel

Plantain

Poppy

R

Rag Wort

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

Rattle

S

Scabious

Sorrel

Sowthisistle

Speedwell

The Common field version has a notably pale lower petal.

Spurge

St John’s Wort

Stitchwort

T

Thistle

Toadflax

V

Vetch

Vetchling

W

Willowherb

Woundwort

Y

Yarrow

 

 

 

 

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