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    Heath milkwort

    Scientific name: Polygala vulgaris L Common Milkwort is a low-growing, sometimes trailing flower of grasslands, particularly those of chalky soils. It blooms from May to September, the delicate flowers appearing in a variety of colours from dark-blue, through pink […]

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    Equal leaved knotgrass

    Scientific name: Polygonum aviculare L Common Knotgrass is found along the seashore, on waste ground, fields and roadside verges, and in gardens. This widespread plant has tiny, pale pink flowers that are very easy to miss as they appear […]

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    Knotgrass

    Scientific name: Polygonum aviculare L Common Knotgrass is found along the seashore, on waste ground, fields and roadside verges, and in gardens. This widespread plant has tiny, pale pink flowers that are very easy to miss as they appear […]

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    Broad-leaved pondweed

    Scientific name: Potamogeton natans L Submerged leaves are grass-like, but higher up the shoot it produces wide, oval floating leaves. They are dark green, leathery, opaque, with translucent longitudinal veins. They are 5 to 10 cm long, pointed at […]

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    Silverweed

    Scientific name: Potentilla anserina L Silverweed is a trailing plant at home in grassland, roadside verges, sand dunes and waste ground. Its yellow flowers appear between June and August among the creeping mats of its silvery, downy leaves which […]

  • 04/08/17
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    Tormentil

    Scientific name: Potentilla erecta L Tormentil is a common, low-growing and creeping perennial of acid grasslands, heaths and moors, as well as roadside verges. Its four-petalled yellow flowers appear May to September and provide nectar for solitary bees. How […]

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    Creeping cinquefoil

    Scientific name: Potentilla reptans L This plant has a vigorous creeping habit. The bright yellow flowers have five petals on a slender stalk. The long, stalked, almost hairless leaves have between five- and seven-toothed leaflets. How to identifiy? How […]

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    Self heal

    Scientific name: Prunella vulgaris L Selfheal can be seen creeping through the short turf of a grassland or the uncut grass of a woodland clearing or roadside verge; it can even pop up in lawns that haven’t been treated […]

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    Meadow buttercup

    Scientific name: Ranunculus acris L Meadow Buttercup is a widespread and common perennial in meadows and pastures, and is also found in parks, gardens and woodland edges. It prefers slightly damper, calcareous sites where it can grow so dense, […]

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    Lesser spearwort

    Scientific name: Ranunculus flammula L A very variable, common, short/medium hairless perennial buttercup of wet places. How to identifiy? Lesser spearwort has distinctive scrambling, red-tinged stems which can root at leaf junctions. It is a native, perennial herb growing […]

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