MAP READING Wildflower Images

At long last I've managed to bring this up to date again. I've mainly replaced photos with (hopefully) better ones, but I have also added a handful of new ones.

At the same time I have been listening to all the suggestions about providing a list of key features on this page to make it easier to find a flower that needs to be identified. I even made a start listing the features. I think I got as far as the letter 'C'. At that point I must have become sidetracked. Sadly, I'm not sure if and when I'll be able to take things on from there again.

As before, my disclaimer. I want to exclude as much scientific and technical jargon as possible, mainly because I don't know what most of it means either. And I may not always be correct in what I put ... for one thing, being colourblind I tend to confuse my pinks with my purples and my blues and my greens from my browns! If you have issue with what I have put, or can add anything interesting and useful which is also jargon-free, please do feel free to contact me by email. Email too if you have any photos of flowers you want to identify. I can't promise I will know the answer myself, but if all else fails I can often find somebody else who does.

Clive Ormonde : MAP READING

Last updated : 17th September 2010

 

 

 

 

Aconite, Winter   Eranthis hyemalis
Agrimony   Almonia eupatoria
Agrimony, Hemp   Eupatorium cannabinum
Alexanders   Smyrnium olusatrum

Alkanet, Green

  Pentaglottis sempervirens
Anemone, Wood   Anemone nemorosa
Angelica, Wild   Angelica sylvestris
Archangel, Yellow   Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Asphodol, Bog   Narthecium ossifragum
  Avens, Mountain   Dryas octopetala
Avens, Water   Geum rivale
Balsam, Himalayan   Impatiens glandulifera
Balsam, Orange   Impatiens capensis
Bartsia, Red   Odontites verna
Bartsia, Yellow   Parentucellia viscosa
Basil, Wild   Clinopodium vulgare
Bedstraw, Heath   Galium saxatile
Bedstraw, Hedge   Galium mollugo
Bedstraw, Lady's   Galium verum
Bedstraw, Marsh   Galium palustre
Beet, Sea   Beta vulgaris
Bellflower, Clustered   Campanula glomerata
Bellflower, Giant   Campunala latifolia
Bellflower, Nettle-leaved   Campunala trachelium
Bellflower, Peach-leaved   Campunala persicifolia
Betony   Betonica officinalis
Bindweed, Field   Convolvulus arvensis
Bindweed, Great   Calystegia sylvatica
Bindweed, Hedge   Calystegia sepium
Bindweed, Sea   Calystegia soldanella
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Common   Lotus corniculatus
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Greater   Lotus uliginosus
Birdsnest, Yellow   Monotropa hypopitys
Bistort   Polygonum bistorta
Bistort, Alpine   Polygonum viviparum
Bittercress, Hairy   Cardamine hirsuta
Bittercress, Wavy   Cardamine flexuosa
Bittersweet   Solanum dulcamara
Blackthorn   Prunus spinosa
Bluebell   Hyacinthoides non-scriptus
Borage   Borago officinalis
Briar, Sweet   Rosa rubiginosa
Brooklime   Veronica beccabunga
Broom   Cytisus scoparius
Broomrape, Common   Orobanche minor
Broomrape, Knapweed   Orobanche elatior
Bryony, White   Bryonia cretica
Bugle   Ajuga reptans
Bugloss   Lycopsis arvensis
Bugloss, Vipers   Echium vulgare
Burdock, Greater   Arctium lappa
Burdock, Lesser   Arctium minus
Burnet Saxifrage   Pimpinella saxifraga
Burnet, Salad   Sanguisorba minor
Butterbur   Petasites hybridus
Buttercup, Bulbous   Ranunculus bulbosus
Buttercup, Creeping   Ranunculus repens
Buttercup, Goldilocks   Ranunculus auricomus
Buttercup, Meadow   Ranunculus acris
Butterwort   Pinguicula vulgaris
Campion, Bladder   Silene vulgaris
Campion, Red   Silene dioica
Campion, Sea   Silene maritima
Campion, White   Silene alba
Candytuft, Wild   Iberis amara
Carrot, Wild   Daucus carota
Catmint   Nepeta cataria
Catsear, Common   Hypochaeris  radicata
Celandine, Greater   Chelidonium majus
Celandine, Lesser   Ranunculus ficaria
Centaury, Common   Centaurium erythraea
Charlock   Sinapis arvensis
Cherry, Wild   Prunus avium
Chervil, Rough   Chaerophyllum temulentum
Chestnut, Horse   Aesculus hippocastanum
Chickweed, Common   Stellaria media
Chicory   Cichorium intybus
Cinquefoil, Creeping   Potentilla reptans
Cinquefoil, Spring   Potentilla tabernaemontani
Clary, Meadow   Salvia pratensis
Cleavers, Common   Galium aparine
Clover, Red   Trifolium pratense
Clover, White   Trifolium repens
Cockle, Corn   Agrostemma githago
Coltsfoot   Tussilago farfara
Columbine   Aquilegia vulgaris
Comfrey, Common   Symphytum officinale
Coralroot   Cardamine bulbifera
Cornel, Dwarf   Cornus suecica
Cornsalad   Valerianella locusta
Corydalis, Yellow   Corydalis lutea
Cowslip   Primula veris
Cow-wheat, Common   Melampyrum pratense
Cranesbill, Cut-leaved   Geranium dissectum
Cranesbill, Dovesfoot   Geranium molle
Cranesbill, Hedgerow   Geranium pyrenaicum
Cranesbill, Meadow   Geranium pratense
Cranesbill, Pencilled   Geranium versicolor
Cranesbill, Shining   Geranium lucidum
Cranesbill, Small-flowered Geranium pusillum
Cranesbill, Wood   Geranium sylvaticum
Cress, Thale   Arabidopsis thaliana
Crocus, Spring   Crocus albiflorus
Crosswort   Cruciata laevipes
Crowfoot, Common Water Ranunculus aquatilis
Cuckoo Flower   Cardamine Pratensis
Cuckoo Pint   Arum maculatum
Daffodil, Wild   Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Daisy   Bellis perennis
Daisy, Michaelmas   Aster novi-belgii
Daisy, Ox-eye   Leucanthemum vulgare
Dandelion   Taraxacum vulgaria
Deadnettle, Henbit   Lamium amplexicaule
Dead-nettle, Red   Lamium purpureum
Deadnettle, White   Lamium album
Dock, Clustered   Rumex conglomeratus
Dodder, Common   Cuscuta epithymum
Dogwood   Cornus sanguina
  Dragon's Teeth Tetragonolobus maritimus
Dropwort, Hemlock Water Oenanthe Crocata
Elder   Sambucus ebulus
Elder, Ground   Aegopodium podagraria
Eyebright   Euphrasia officinalis
Feverfew   Tanacetum parthenium
Fig, Hottentot   Carpobrotus edulis
Figwort, Common   Scrophularia nodosa
Figwort, Water   Scrophularia auriculata
Flax, Purging   Linum catharticum
Fleabane, Blue   Erigeron acer
Fleabane, Common   Pulicaria dysenterica
Fluellen, Sharp-leaved   Kickxia elatine
Forgetmenot, Changing   Myosotis discolor
Forget-me-not, Field   Myosotis arvensis
Forget-me-not, Water   Myosotis scorpioides
Forget-me-not, Wood   Myosotis sylvatica
Foxglove   Digitalis purpurea
Fox-and-Cubs   Pilosella aurantiacum
Fritillary   Fritillaria meleagris
  Frogbit   Hydrocharis morsus ranae
Fumitory, Common   Fumaria officinalis
Garlic, Rosy   Allium roseum
Gentian, Autumn   Gentianella amarella
Gentian, Chiltern   Gentianella germanica
Gipsywort   Lycopus europaeus
Goats Rue   Galega officinalis
Goatsbeard   Tragopogon pratensis
Golden-rod Canadian   Solidago canadensis
Gorse   Ulex europaeus
Greenweed, Dyer's   Genista tinctoria
Gromwell, Common   Lithospermum officinale
Ground Ivy   Glechoma hederacea
Groundsel   Senecio vulgaris
Harebell   Campanula rotundifolia
Hawkbit, Autumn   Leontodon autumnalis
Hawkbit, Rough   Leontodon hispidus
Hawksbeard, Beaked   Crepis vesicaria
Hawksbeard, Smooth   Crepis capillaris
Hawkweed, Mouse-ear   Pilosella officinarum
Hawkweed, Orange   Pilosella aurantiacum
Hawthorn   Crataegus monogyna
Hazel   Corylus avellana
Heartsease, Purple   Viola tricolor
Heath, Cross-leaved   Erica tetralix
Heather   Calluna vulgaris
Heather, Bell   Erica cinerea
Hedge Parsley, Upright   Anthriscus japonica
Hellebore, Green   Helleborus viridis
Helleborine, Broad-leaved Epipactis helleborine
Helleborine, Green-flowered Epipactis phyllanthes
Helleborine, Narrow-lipped Cephalanthera longifolia
Helleborine, Violet   Epipactis purpurata
Helleborine, White   Cephalanthera damasonium
Hemlock   Conium maculatum
Hen, Fat   Chenopodium album
Herb Bennet   Geum urbanum
Herb Paris   Paris quadrifolia
Herb Robert   Geranium robertianum
Hogweed   Heracleum sphondylium
Holly, Sea   Eryngium maritimum
Honesty   Lunaria annua
Hop   Humulus lupulus
Horehound, Black   Ballota nigra
Houndstongue   Cynoglossum officinale
Iris, Stinking   Iris foetidissima
Iris, Yellow   Iris pseudacorus
Ivy   Hedera Helix
Kale, Sea   Cramba maritima
Knapweed, Black   Centaurea nigra
Knapweed, Greater   Centaurea scabiosa
Knotgrass   Polygonum aviculare
Laburnum   Laburnum anagyroides
Laurel, Spurge   Daphne mezereum
Leek, Three Cornered   Allium triquetrum
Lettuce, Prickly   Lactuca serriola
Lettuce, Wall   Mycelis muralis
Lily, Loddon   Leucojum aestivum
Loosestrife, Purple   Iythrum salicaria
Loosestrife, Yellow   Lysimachia vulgaris
Lousewort   Pedicularis sylvatica
Lucerne   Medicago sativa
Madder, Field   Sherardia arvensis
Mallow, Common   Malva sylvestris
Mallow, Marsh   Althaea officinalis
Mallow, Musk   Malva moschata
Mallow, Tree   Lavatera arborea
Mantle, Lady's   Alchemilla vulgaris
Marigold, Corn   Chrysanthemum segetum
Marigold, Marsh   Caltha palustris
Marjoram   Origanum vulgare
Mayweed, Pineapple   Matricaria matricarioides
Mayweed, Scentless   Tripleurospermum inodorum
Meadow Rue, Common   Thalictrum flavum
Meadowsweet   Filipendula ulmaria
Medick, Black   Medicago lupulina
Melilot, Ribbed   Melilotus officinalis
Mercury, Dog's   Mercurialis perennis
Mignonette, Wild   Reseda lutea
Milkwort, Common   Polygala vulgaris
Mint, Corn   Mentha arvensis
Mint, Water   Mentha aquatica
Monkey Flower   Mimulus guttatus
Monkshood   Aconitum napellus
Moschatel   Adoxa moschatellina
Mouse-ear, Common   Cerastium fontanum
Mugwort   Artemisia vulgaris
Mullein, Dark   Verbascum nigrum
Mullein, Great   Verbascum thapsus
Mustard, Garlic   Alliaria petiolata
  Mustard, Hedge   Sisymbrium officinale
Mustard, Tower   Arabis glabra
Navelwort   Umbilicus rupestris
Nettle, Stinging   Urtica dioica
Nightshade, Black   Solanum nigrum
Nightshade, Deadly   Atropa bella-donna
Nightshade, Enchanter's   Circaea lutetiana
Nipplewort   Lapsana communis
Orchid, Bee   Ophrys apifera
Orchid, Birdsnest Neottia nidus-avis
Orchid, Burnt Orchis ustulata
Orchid, Common Spotted Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Orchid, Early Purple   Orchis mascula
Orchid, Fly   Ophrys insectifera
Orchid, Fragrant   Gymnadenia conopsea
Orchid, Frog   Coeloglossum viride
Orchid, Greater Butterfly   Platanthera chlorantha
Orchid, Heath Spotted   Dactylorhiza maculata
Orchid, Lady   Orchis purpurea
Orchid, Lady / Monkey (hybrid)    
Orchid, Military   Orchis militaris
Orchid, Monkey   Orchis simia
Orchid, Musk   Herminium monorchis
Orchid, Pyramidal   Anacamptis pyramidalis
Orchid, Southern Marsh   Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Oxalis, Pink   Oxalis articulata
Oxalis, Yellow   Oxalis corniculata
Oxlip   Primula elatior
Ox-tongue, Bristly   Picris echioides
Ox-tongue, Hawkweed   Picris hieracioides
Pansy, Field   Viola arvensis
Pansy, Mountain   Viola lutea
Parsley, Cow   Anthriscus sylvestris
Parsley, Fool's   Aethusa cynapium
Parsnip, Wild   Pastinaca sativa
Pasque Flower   Pulsatilla vulgaris
Pea, Broad-leaved Everlasting Lathyrus latifolius
Pennycress, Alpine   Thlaspi alpestre
Pennycress, Field   Thlaspi arvense
Pepper, Water   Polygonum hydropiper
Periwinkle, Greater   Vinca major
Pignut   Conopodium majus
Pimpernel, Bog   Anagallis tenella
Pimpernel, Scarlet   Anagallis arvensis
Pimpernel, Yellow   Lysimachia nemorum
Plantain, Greater   Plantago major
Plantain, Hoary   Plantago media
Plantain, Ribwort   Plantago lanceolata
Ploughman's Spikenard   Inula conyza
Poppy, Common   Papaver rhoeas
Poppy, Opium   Papaver somniferum
Poppy, Rough   Papaver hybridum
Poppy, Welsh   Meconopsis cambrica
Poppy, Yellow-horned   Glaucium flavum
Primrose   Primula vulgaris
Primrose, Birdseye   Primula farinosa
Primrose, Evening   Oenothera biennis
Privet, Wild   Ligustrum vulgare
Purslane, Pink   Montia sibirica
Radish, Wild   Raphanus raphanistrum
Ragged Robin   Lychnis flos-cuculi
Ragwort Common   Senecio jacobaea
Ragwort, Marsh   Senecio palustris
Ragwort, Oxford   Senecio squalidus
Ramsons   Allium ursinum
Rattle, Yellow   Rhinanthus minor
Rest-harrow   Ononis repens
Rockrose, Common   Helianthemum nummularium
Rockrose, White   Helianthemum apenninum
Rose of Sharon   Hypericum calycinum
Rose, Dog   Rosa canina
Rose, Field   Rosa arvensis
Rose, Guelder   Viburnum opulus
Sainfoin   Onobrychis viciifolia
Sandwort, Spring   Minuartia verna
Sandwort, Three-nerved   Moehringia trinervia
Sandwort, Thyme-leaved   Arenaria serpyllifolia
Sanicle   Sanicula europaea
Saxifrage, Opposite-leaved Golden Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Saxifrage, Purple   Saxifraga oppositifolia
Scabious, Devilsbit   Succisa pratensis
Scabious, Field   Knautia arvensis
Scabious, Sheepsbit   Jasione montana
Scurvy Grass, Common   Cochlearia officinalis
Self-heal   Prunella vulgaris
Shepherd's Purse   Capsella bursa-pastoris
Silverweed   Potentilla anserina
Sneezewort   Achillea ptarmica
Snowdrop   Galanthus nivalis
Snowflake, Summer   Leucojum aestivum
Soldier, Shaggy   Galinsoga ciliata
Solomon's Seal, Common   Polygonatum multiflorum
Sorrel, Common   Rumex acetosa
Sorrel, Wood   Oxalis acetosella
Sow-thistle, Perennial   Sonchus arvensis
Sow-thistle, Prickly   Sonchus asper
Sow-thistle, Smooth   Sonchus oleraceus
Spearwort, Greater   Ranunculus lingua
Spearwort, Lesser   Ranunculus flammula
Speedwell, Common Field Veronica persica
Speedwell, Germander   Veronica chamaedrys
Speedwell, Heath   Veronica officinalis
Speedwell, Ivy-leaved Veronica sublobata
Speedwell, Slender Veronica filiformis
Speedwell, Thyme-leaved Veronica serpyllifolia
Speedwell, Wall   Veronica Arvensis
Speedwell, Wood   Veronica montana
Spurge, Petty   Euphorbia peplus
Spurge, Sea   Euphorbia paralias
Spurge, Sun   Euphorbia helioscopia
Spurge, Wood   Euphorbia amygdaloides
Spurrey, Rock Sea   Spergularia rupicola
Squinancywort   Asperula cynanchica
St Johnswort, Hairy   Hypericum hirsutum
St Johnswort, Perforate   Hypericum perforatum
St Johnswort, Slender Hypericum pulchrum
St Johnswort, Square-stalked Hypericum tetrapterum
Star of Bethlehem, Common Ornithogalum umbellatum
Star of Bethlehem, Drooping Ornithogalum nutans
Stitchwort, Greater   Stellaria holostea
Stitchwort, Lesser   Stellaria pallida
Stock, Sea   Matthiola sinuata
Stonecrop, Biting   Sedum acre
Stonecrop, Reflexed   Sedum reflexum
Stonecrop, White   Sedum album
Strawberry, Barren   Potentilla sterilis
Strawberry, Wild   Fragaria vesca
Sundew, Round-leaved   Drosera rotundifolia
Tansy   Tanacetum vulgare
Tare, Hairy   Vicia hirsuta
Teasel   Dipsacus fullonum
Thistle, Carline   Carlina vulgaris
Thistle, Creeping   Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Dwarf   Cirsium acaule
Thistle, Marsh   Cirsium palustre
Thistle, Musk   Silybum marianum
Thistle, Spear   Cirsium vulgare
Thistle, Welted   Carduus acanthoides
Thistle, Woolly   Cirsium dissectum
Thrift   Armeria maritima
Thyme, Basil   Acinos arvensis
Thyme, Wild   Thymus serpyllum
Toadflax, Common   Linaria vulgaris
Toadflax, Ivy-leaved   Cymbalaria muralis
Toadflax, Pale   Linaria repens
Toadflax, Purple   Linaria purpurea
Toadflax, Sand   Linaria arenaria
Toadflax, Small   Chaenorhinum minus
Toothwort   Lathraea squamaria
Tormentil   Potentilla erecta
Traveller's Joy   Clematis vitalba
Tulip, Wild   Tulipa sylvestris
Turnip, Wild   Brassica rapa
Twayblade, Common   Listera ovata
Valerian, Marsh   Valeriana dioica
Valerian, Red   Centranthus ruber
Vetch, Bush   Vicia sepium
Vetch, Common   Vicia sativa
Vetch, Crown   Coronilla varia
Vetch, Horseshoe   Hippocrepis comosa
Vetch, Kidney   Anthyllis vulneraria
Vetch, Tufted   Vicia cracca
Vetchling, Grass   Lathyrus nissolia
Vetchling, Meadow   Lathyrus pratensis
Violet, Common Dog   Viola riviniana
Violet, Dame's   Hesperis matronalis
Violet, Early Dog   Viola riechenbachiana
  Violet, Hairy   Viola hirta
Violet, Sweet   Viola odorata
Water Dropwort, Hemlock   Oenanthe Crocata
Watercress   Nasturtium officinale
Water-lily, Fringed   Nymphoides peltata
Water-lily, Yellow   Nuphar lutea
Wayfaring Tree   Viburnum lantana
Weld   Reseda luteola
Willow, Crack   Salix fragilis
Willow, Goat   Salix caprea
Willowherb, Broad-leaved Epilobium montanum
Willowherb, Great   Epilobium hirsutum
Willowherb, Rosebay   Epilobium angustifolium
Wintercress, Common   Barbarea vulgaris
Woodruff   Galium odoratum
Woundwort, Hedge   Stachys sylvatica
Woundwort, Marsh   Stachys palustris
Yarrow   Achillea millefolium
Yellow-wort   Blackstonia perfoliata