Flowering plants (Angiospermae)

The species list is arranged alphabetically by genus. Nomeclature follows Stace (2010). Where species accounts are available on this blog they are hyperlinked through the scientific name. Where photographs of the species are available they are hyperlinked through the common name. This page is under development.

Presently, 631 flowering plant taxa (species, species aggregates, subspecies, varieties and hybrids) have been recorded, belonging to 86 different families.

Family Species, species aggregate etc. Common Name Last reported Comments
Rosaceae Acaena novae-zelandiae Kirk Piripiri 29/08/2014
Sapindaceae Acer campestre L. Field Maple 2015
Sapindaceae Acer platanoides L. Norway Maple 2015
Sapindaceae Acer psuedoplatanus L. Sycamore 2015
Asteraceae Achillea millefolium L. Yarrow 2015
Asteraceae Achillea ptarmica L. Sneezewort 2015
Ranunculaceae Aconitum napellus L. Monks-hood
Acoraceae Acorus calamus L. Sweet flag 2015
Apiaceae Aegopodium podagraria L. Ground-Elder 2015
Sapindaceae Aesculus hippocastanum L. Horse-chestnut 2015
Apiaceae Aethusa cynapium L. Fool’s Parsley 2014
Asteraceae Agrimonia eupatoria L. Agrimony 2015
Caryophyllaceae Agrostemma githago L. Corncockle 2014
Poaceae Agrostis canina L. Velvet Bent
Poaceae Agrostis capillaris L. Common Bent 2015
Poaceae Agrostis stolonifera L. Creeping Bent 2015
Lamiaceae Ajuga reptans L. Bugle 2015
Rosaceae Alchemilla mollis (Buser) Rothm. Garden lady’s-mantle 2015
Malvaceae Alcea rosea L. Hollyhock 2014
Alismataceae Alisma plantago-aquatica L. Water Plantain 2015
Brassicaceae Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande. Garlic Mustard 2015
Amaryllidaceae Allium triquetrum L. Three-cornered leek 2015
Amaryllidaceae Allium ursinum L. Ramsons 2015
Amaryllidaceae Allium vineale L. Crow garlic 2015
Betulaceae Alnus glutinosa (L) Gaertner. Alder 2015
Poaceae Alopecurus geniculatus L. Marsh Foxtail 2015
Poaceae Alopecurus myosuroides Huds. Black-grass
Poaceae Alopecurus pratensis L. MeadowFoxtail 2015
Malvaceae Althaea rosea (L.) Cav. Holly-hock 2014
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus retroflexus L. Common Amaranth 2014
Apiaceae Ammi majus L. Bullwort 2014 Self sown from seed mix 2014
Orchidaceae Anacamptis pyramidalis (L.) Rich. Pyramidal Orchid 12/08/2013
Primulaceae Anagallis arvensis L. subsp. arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel 2014
Ranunculaceae Anemone nemorosa L. Wood Anemone 2015
Apiaceae Angelica sylvestris L. Wild Angelica
Poaceae Anisantha sterilis (L.) Nevski Barren Brome 2015
Poaceae Anisantha tectorum Drooping Brome
Asteraceae Anthemis cotula L. Stinking Chamomile
Poaceae Anthoxanthum odoratum L. Sweet Vernal-grass 2015
Apiaceae Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm Cow Parsley 2015
Fabaceae Anthyllis vulneraria (L.) Kidney Vetch 25/09/2014 Sown
Rosaceae Aphanes arvensis L. Parsley-piert 2015
Apiaceae Apium graveolens L. Celery 01/06/2015
Apiaceae Apium nodiflorum (L.) Lag. Fool’s -Water-cress 2015
Ranunculaceae Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine
Brassicaceae Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Thale Cress 2015
Ericaceae Arbutus unedo L. Strawberry-tree 2015
Asteraceae Arctium lappa L. Greater Burdock 2014
Asteraceae Arctium minus (Hill) Bernh. Lesser Burdock 2015
Caryophyllaceae Arenaria serpyllifolia L. Thyme-leaved Sandwort 2014
Brassicaceae Armoracia rusticana P. Gaertner, B. Meyer & Scherb. Horse-radish
Poaceae Arrhenatherum elatius (L.)P.Beauv. ex J. & C .Presl False Oat-grass 2015
Asteraceae Artemisia vulgaris L. Mugwort 2015
Araceae Arum maculatum L. Lords-and-Ladies 2015
Asteraceae Aster cf. novi-belgii L. Confused Michaelmas daisy
Amaranthaceae Atriplex hortensis L. Common Orache 2014
Amaranthaceae Atriplex patula L. Common Orache 2014
Amaranthaceae Atriplex prostrata Boucher ex DC. Spear leaved Orache 2014
Solanaceae Atropa belladonna L. Deadly Nightshade 2014
Poaceae Avena sativa L. Oat
Lamiaceae Ballota nigra L. Black Horehound 2015
Brassicaceae Barbarea vulgaris W.T.Aiton Winter-cress 2015
Asteraceae Bellis perennis L. Daisy 2015
Apiaceae Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville Lesser water-parsnip 09/10/2014
Betulaceae Betula pendula Roth. Silver birch 2015
Betulaceae Betula pubescens Ehrh. Downy Birch 2015
Asteraceae Bidens cernua L. Nodding Bur-marigold
Asteraceae Bidens tripartita L. Trifid Bur-marigold 2014
Boraginaceae Borago officinalis L. Borage 26/09/2014
Poaceae Brachypodium sylvaticum (Hudson) P. Beauv. False Brome 2015
Brassicaceae Brassica napus L. Rape
Brassicaceae Brassica nigra (L.) Koch. Black Mustard
Poaceae Bromopsis ramosa (Huds.) Holub Hairy-brome 2014
Poaceae Bromus hordeaceus L. Soft-brome 2015
Poaceae Bromus racemosus L. Smooth Brome 2014
Cucurbitaceae Bryonia dioica Jacq. White Bryony 2014
Scrophulariaceae Buddleja davidii Franch. Butterfly Bush 2015
Buxaceae Buxus sempervivens L. Box 2015  Sporadic in the Wilderness
Poaceae Calamagrostis epigejos (L.) Roth. Wood Small-reed
Asteraceae Calendula officinalis L. Marigold 14/08/2014
Plantaginaceae Callitriche platycarpa Kütz. Various-leaved Water-starwort
Plantaginaceae Callitriche stagnalis Scop. Common Water-starwort 2015
Ericaceae Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull Heather
Ranunculaceae Caltha palustris L. Marsh-marigold 2015
Convolvulaceae Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br. Hedge Bindweed 2015
Convolvulaceae Calystegia silvatica (Kit.) Griseb Large Bindweed 2015
Campanulaceae Campanula latifolia L. Giant Bellflower 2015
Campanulaceae Campanula persicifolia L. Peach-leaved Bellflower
Campanulaceae Campanula rapunculoides L. Creeping Bellflower
Campanulaceae Campanula rotundifolia L. Harebell
Campanulaceae Campanula trachelium L. Nettle-leaved Bellflower 2015
Brassicaceae Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. Shepherd’s-purse 2015
Brassicaceae Cardamine flexuosa With. Wavy Bitter-cress 2015
Brassicaceae Cardamine hirsuta L. Hairy Bitter-cress 2015
Brassicaceae Cardamine pratensis L. Cuckooflower 2015
Asteraceae Carduus nutans L. Musk Thistle 2015
Cyperaceae Carex acutiformis Ernh. Lesser Pond-sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex divulsa Stokes Grey Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex flacca Schreb. Glaucous Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex hirta L. Hairy Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex muricata L. Prickly Sedge
Cyperaceae Carex otrubae L.Podp. False Fox-sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex ovalis Gooden Oval Sedge
Cyperaceae Carex pendula Huds. Pendulous Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex remota Remote Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex riparia Curtis Greater Pond-sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex spicata Huds. Spiked Sedge 2014
Cyperaceae Carex sylvatica Huds. Wood Sedge 2015
Cyperaceae Carex vesicaria L Bladder-sedge
Cyperaceae Carex viridula Michx. subsp. oedocarpa (Andersson) B. Schmid Yellow-sedge
Cyperaceae Carex x pseudoxillaris K. Richt Sedge
Betulaceae Carpinus betulus L. Hornbeam 2015
Fagaceae Castanea sativa Mill. Sweet chestnut 2015
Poaceae Catapodium rigidum (L.) C.E.Hubb. Fern-grass 2015
Asteraceae Centaurea cyanus L. Cornflower 2015
Asteraceae Centaurea nigra L. subsp. nigra Common Knapweed 2015
Gentianaceae Centaurium erythraea Rafn Common Centaury 2015
Valerianaceae Centranthus ruber (L.) DC. Red Valerian 2015
Orchidaceae Cephalanthera damasonium (Mill.) Druce White Helleborine 2015
Caryophyllaceae Cerastium arvense L. Field Mouse-ear
Caryophyllaceae Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. holosteoides (Fr.) Salmon, Ommering and Voogd Common Mouse-ear
Caryophyllaceae Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet Mouse Ears 2015
Caryophyllaceae Cerastium glomeratum Thuill. Sticky Mouse-ear 2015
Caryophyllaceae Cerastium tomentosum L. Snow-in-summer
Plantaginaceae Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange Small Toadflax 2014
Apiaceae Chaerophyllum temulum L. Rough Chervil 2015
Onagraceae Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub Rosebay Willowherb 2015
Papaveraceae Chelidonium majus L. Greater celandine 2015
Amaranthaceae Chenopodium album L. Fat Hen 2015
Amaranthaceae Chenopodium ficifolium Sm. Fig-leaved Goosefoot 2014
Amaranthaceae Chenopodium murale L. Nettle-leaved Goosefoot
Amaranthaceae Chenopodium polyspermum L. Many-seeded Goosefoot 2014
Amaranthaceae Chenopodium rubrum L. Red Goosefoot 2014
Asteraceae Cichorium intybus L. Chicory 2014
Onagraceae Circaea lutetiana L. Enchanter’s Nightshade 2015
Asteraceae Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Creeping Thistle 2015
Asteraceae Cirsium palustre L. Scop. Marsh Thistle 29/08/2014
Asteraceae Cirsium vulgare (Sarvi) Ten. Spear Thistle 2015
Montiaceae Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willd. Spring Beauty 2015
Ranunculaceae Clematis vitalba L. Travellers Joy 2014
Lamiaceae Clinopodium vulgare L. Wild Basil
Apiaceae Conium maculatum L. Hemlock 2015
Apiaceae Conopodium majus (Gouan) Loret. Pignut 2015
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus arvensis L. Field Bindweed 2015
Asteraceae Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist. Canadian Fleabane 2014
Asteraceae Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E. Walker Guernsey Fleabane 2014
Asteraceae Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt. Plains Tickseed 29/08/2014 Seed-mix escape
Cornaceae Cornus sanguinea L. Dogwood 2015
Cornaceae Cornus sericea L. Red Osier Dogwood 2015
Rosaceae Cotoneaster franchetii Bois. Franchet’s Cotoneaster 29/08/2014 non-native/Neophyte
Betulaceae Corylus avellana L. Hazel 2015
Rosaceae Crataegus monogyna Jacq. Hawthorn 2015
Asteraceae Crepis biennis L. Rough Hawk’s-beard
Asteraceae Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr. Smooth Hawk’s 2015
Asteraceae Crepis vesicaria L. subsp. taraxacifolia (Thuill.) Thell. ex Shinz & R. Keller Beaked Hawk’s-beard 2015
Iridaceae Crocus speciosus M. Bieb. Bieberstein’s Crocus
Rubiaceae Cruciata laevipes Opiz Crosswort
Primulaceae Cyclamen hederifolium Aiton Sowbread 2015
Plantaginaceae Cymbalaria muralis P.Gaertner, B.Meyer & Scherb. Ivy-leaved Toadflax 2015
Poaceae Cynosurus cristatus L. Crested Dog’s-tail 2015
Cyperaceae Cyperus longus L. Galingale 2014
Fabaceae Cytisus Scoparius (L.) Link Broom 2015
Poaceae Dactylis glomerata L. Cock’s Foot 2015
Orchidaceae Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Druce) Soó Common Spotted-orchid
Thymelaeaceae Daphne laureola L. Spurge-laurel 2014
Solanaceae Datura stramonium L. Thorn-apple 2014
Apiaceae Daucus carota L. subsp. carota Wild Carrot 2015
Poaceae Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. Tufted Hair-grass 2015
Poaceae Deschampsia flexuosa (L.) Trin. Wavy Hair-grass 2014
Brassicaceae Descurainia sophia (L.) Prantl. Flixweed
Caryophyllaceae Dianthus armeria L. Maiden pink 28/08/2014 Sown?
Plantaginaceae Digitalis purpurea L. Foxglove 2015
Brassicaceae Diplotaxis muralis (L.) DC . Wall Rocket 2014
Dipsacaceae Dipsacus fullonum L. Teasel 2014
Boraginaceae Echium vulgare L. Viper’s-bugloss 22 2014
Poaceae Echinochloa crusgallii (L.) Beauv Cockspur 29/08/2014 non-native/Neophyte (Near Bridges Hall)
Hydrocharitaceae Elodea nuttallii H.St.John Nuttall’s water-weed 25/03/2015
Poaceae Elymus caninus L. Bearded Couch 2015
Poaceae Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv. Ex Nevski Common Couch 2015
Onagraceae Epilobium ciliatum Raf. American Willowherb 2015
Onagraceae Epilobium hirsutum L. Great Hairy Willowherb 2015
Onagraceae Epilobium montanum L. Broad-leaved Willowherb 2015
Onagraceae Epilobium obscurum Schreber Short-fruited Willowherb
Onagraceae Epilobium palustre L. Marsh Willowherb
Onagraceae Epilobium parviflorum Schreber Hoary Willowherb 2015
Onagraceae Epilobium roseum Schreber Pale Willowherb
Onagraceae Epilobium tetragonum L. Square-stalked Willowherb
Orchidaceae Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz Broad-leaved Helleborine
Asteraceae Erigeron acris L. Blue Fleabane 29/08/2014
Geraniaceae Erodium cicutarium (L.) L’Hér. Common Storks-bill 2014
Brassicaceae Erophila verna (L.) DC. Common Whitlowgrass 2015
Brassicaceae Erysimum cheiranthoides L. Treacle Mustard
Brassicaceae Erysimum cheiri (L.) Crantz. var. allionii. Siberian Wallfower
Papaveraceae Eschscholzia californica Cham. Californian Poppy 2014
Celastraceae Euonymus europeus L. Spindle 2015
Asteraceae Eupatorium cannabinum L. Hemp-agrimony 2015
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia helioscopia L. Sun Spurge 2015
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia lathyris L. Caper Spurge 2014
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia oblongata Grieseb. Balkan Spurge 2015
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia peplus L. Petty Spurge 2015
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia stricta L. Upright spurge 2014
Fagaceae Fagus sylvatica L. Beech 2015
Polygonaceae Fallopia convolvulus (L.) Á. Löve Black-bindweed 2014
Polygonaceae Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr. Japanese Knotweed 2015
Poaceae Festuca heterophylla Lam. Various-leaved Fescue
Poaceae Festuca ovina L. Sheep’s-fescue
Poaceae Festuca pratensis Huds. Meadow Fescue
Poaceae Festuca rubra L. Red Fescue 2015
Ranunculaceae Ficaria verna Huds. Lesser Celandine 2015
Asteraceae Filago minima (Sm.) Pers. Caper Spurge 2015
Asteraceae Filago vulgaris Lam. Common Cudweed 2015
Rosaceae Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. Meadowsweet 2015
Apiaceae Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Fennel 2014
Rosaceae Fragaria vesca L. Wild Strawberry 2015
Oleaceae Fraxinus excelsior L. Ash 2015
Liliaceae Fritillaria meleagris L. Fritillary 2015
Papaveraceae Fumaria muralis Sond. ex W.D.J. Koch Common Ramping-fumitory
Papaveraceae Fumaria officinalis L. subsp. wirtgenii (W.D.J. Koch) Arcang Common Fumitory 2015
Fabaceae Galega officinalis L. Goat’s-rue
Lamiaceae Galeopsis bifida Boenn. Bifid hemp-nettle 03/08/2015
Lamiaceae Galeopsis tetrahit L. Common emp-nettle
Asteraceae Galinsoga parviflora Cav. Gallant soldier 2014
Asteraceae Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav. Shaggy soldier
Rubiaceae Galium aparine L. Cleavers 2015
Rubiaceae Galium mollugo L. Hedge Bedstraw 2015
Rubiaceae Galium palustre L. Common Marsh-bedstraw 2015
Rubiaceae Galium verum L. Lady’s Bedstraw 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium dissectum L. Cut-leaved cranes-bill 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium lucidum L. Shining Crane’s-bill 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium molle L. Dove’s-foot Cranesbill 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium phaeum L. . Dusky Crane’s-bill 2014
Geraniaceae Geranium pratense L. Meadow Cranes-bill 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium pusillum L. Small-flowered Cranes-bill 2014
Geraniaceae Geranium pyrenaicum fil. Hedgrow Cranes-bill 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium robertianum L. Herb Robert 2015
Geraniaceae Geranium rotundifolium L. Round-leaved Cranse-bill 2014
Rosaceae Geum urbanum L. Wood Avens 2015
Asteraceae Glebionis segetum (L.) E.H.L.Krause Corn marigold 14/08/2014
Lamiaceae Glechoma hederacea L. Ground Ivy 2015
Poaceae Glyceria fluitans (L.) R. Br.Floating Sweet-grass 2015
Poaceae Glyceria maxima (Hartman) Holmberg Reed sweet-grass 2015
Poaceae Glyceria notata Chevall. Plicate sweet-grass
Asteraceae Gnaphalium uliginosum L. Marsh cudweed 2015
Asteraceae Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass. Niger
Gunneraceae Gunnera tinctoria (Molina) Mirb. Giant rhubarb 2015
Araliaceae Hedera helix L. subsp. helix Ivy 2015
Poaceae Helictotrichon pubescens (Hudson) Dumort. Downy Oat-grass 2015
Ranunculaceae Helleborus foetidus L. Stinking Hellebore 2015
Asteraceae Helminthotheca echioides (L.) Lack Bristly Oxtongue 2015
Apiaceae Heracleum sphondylium L. Hogweed 2015
Asteraceae Hieracium sabaudum L. agg. A hawkweed
Elaeagnaceae Hippophae rhamnoides L. Sea-buckthorn
Brassicaceae Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Foss. Hoary Mustard 2015
Poaceae Holcus lanatus L. Yorkshire-fog 2015
Poaceae Holcus mollis L. Creeping Soft-grass 2015
Poaceae Hordeum distichon L. Two-rowed Barley 2014
Poaceae Hordeum murinum L. Wall Barley 2015
Poaceae Hordeum secalinum Schreb. Meadow Barley 2015
Cannabaceae Humulus lupulus L. Hop 2015
Asparagaceae Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Rothm. Spanish Bluebell
Asparagaceae Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex. Rothm. Bluebell 2015
Hypericaceae Hypericum humifusum L. Trailing St John’s-wort
Hypericaceae Hypericum androsaemum L. Tutsan 17/07/2014
Hypericaceae Hypericum perforatum L. Perforate St John’s-wort 2015
Hypericaceae Hypericum tetrapterum Fr. Square-stalked St John’s -wort 2015
Asteraceae Hypochaeris radicata L. Cat’s-ear 2015
Aquifoliaceae Ilex aquifolium L. Holly 2015
Aquifoliaceae Ilex x altaclarensis (Loudon) Dallim. Highclere Holly
Balsaminaceae Impatiens glandulifera Royle. Himalyan balsam 2015
Balsaminaceae Impatiens parviflora DC. Small balsam 2015
Iridaceae Iris foetidissima Stinking iris 2015
Iridaceae Iris germanica L. Flag iris
Iridaceae Iris pseudoacorus L. Yellow flag 2015
Juncaceae Juncus acutiflorus Sharp-flowered rush 2015
Juncaceae Juncus bufonius L. Toad Rush 2015
Juncaceae Juncus conglomeratus L. Compact Rush 2015
Juncaceae Juncus effusus L. Soft Rush 2015
Juncaceae Juncus inflexus L. Hard Rush 2015
Dipsaceae Knautia arvensis L. Field scabious 2015 Sown?
Asteraceae Lactuca sativa L. Garden Lettuce
Asteraceae Lactuca serriola L. Prickly Lettuce 2015
Asteraceae Lactuca virosa L. Great Lettuce 2014
Lamiaceae Lamiastrum galeobdolon (L.) Ehrend. & Polatschek subsp. argentatum (Smejkal) Stace Yellow Archangel 2015
Lamiaceae Lamium album L. White Dead-nettle 2015
Lamiaceae Lamium amplexicaule L. Henbit Dead-nettle 2015
Lamiaceae Lamium maculatum L. spotted Dead-nettle
Lamiaceae Lamium purpurium L. Red Dead-nettle 2015
Asteraceae Lapsana communis L. Nipplewort 2015
Fabaceae Lathyrus nissolia L. Grass Vetchling 2015
Fabaceae Lathyrus pratensis L. Meadow Vetchling 2015
Araceae Lemna minor L. Duckweed 2015
Araceae Lemna trisulca L. Ivy-leaved Duckweed
Asteraceae Leontodon autumnalis L. Autumn hawkbit
Asteraceae Leontodon saxatalis Lam. Lesser hawkbit 2014
Brassicaceae Lepidium coronopus (L.) Al-Shehbaz Swinecress 2015
Brassicaceae Lepidium didymum L. Lesser swinecress 2015
Brassicaceae Lepidium draba L. Hoary Cress
Asteraceae Leucanthemella serotina (L.) Tzvelev Autumn oxeye daisy 07/10/2014
Asteraceae Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Oxeye daisy 2015
Amaryllidaceae Leucojum aestivum L. subsp. aestivum Loddon lilly 2015
Caprifoliaceae Leycesteria formosa Wall. Himalayan honeysuckle
Oleaceae Ligustrum vulgare L. Privet 2015
Plantaginaceae Linaria maroccana Hook. f. Annual Toadflax 2014
Plantaginaceae Linaria purpurea (L.) Miller Purple Toadflax 2014
Plantaginaceae Linaria repens (L.) Mill. Small toadflax 2014
Plantaginaceae Linaria vulgaris Mill. Common Toadflax 2014
Campanulaceae Lobelia erinus L. Garden lobelia 2014
Brassicaceae Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. Sweet alison 2014
Poaceae Lolium multiflorum Lam. Italian Rye-grass 2014
Poaceae Lolium perenne L. Perennial Rye-grass 2015
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera periclymenum L. Honeysuckle 2015
Fabaceae Lotus cornicullatus L. Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil 2015
Fabaceae Lotus pedunculatus Cav. Greater Bird’s-foot-trefoil 2015
Brassicaceae Lunaria annua L. Honesty 2015
Fabaceae Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. Garden Lupin 2014
Juncaceae Luzula campestris (L.) DC. Field Wood-rush 2015
Juncaceae Luzula multiflora (Ehrh.) Lej. Heath Wood-rush
Juncaceae Luzula sylvatica (L.) DC. Great Wood-rush 2015 Cultivar?
Solanaceae Lycopersicon esculentum Mill Tomato 2014
Lamiaceae Lycopus europaeus L. Gipsywort 2015
Araceae Lysichiton americanus Hultén & H.St.John Skunk Cabbage 2015
Primulaceae Lysimachia punctata L. Dotted Loosestrife
Primulaceae Lysimachia nummularia L. Creeping-Jenny 2015
Primulaceae Lysimachia vulgaris L. Yellow Loosestrife 2015
Lythraceae Lythrum salicaria L. Purple loosestrife 2015
Berberidaceae Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt. Oregon Grape 2015
Rosaceae Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill. Crab Apple 2015
Malvaceae Malva moschata L. Musk Mallow 2015
Malvaceae Malva sylvestris L. Common Mallow 2015
Asteraceae Matricaria discoidea DC. Pineappleweed 2015
Asteraceae Matricaria recutita L. Scented Mayweed
Papaveraceae Meconopsis cambrica (L.) Vig. Welsh Poppy
Fabaceae Medicago arabica (L.) Huds. Spotted Medick 2015
Fabaceae Medicago lupulina L. Black Meddick 2015
Fabaceae Medicago sativa L. subsp. sativa Lucerne 2014
Poaceae Melica uniflora Retz. Wood Melick 2015
Fabaceae Melilotus albus Medik. White Melilot 2014
Fabaceae Melilotus officinalis Desr. Common Melilot
Lamiaceae Melissa officinalis L. Balm 2014
Lamiaceae Mentha aquatica L. Water mint 2015
Lamiaceae Mentha pulegium L. Pennyroyal 2014
Lamiaceae Mentha spicata L. Spear Mint 2014
Euphorbiaceae Mercurialis annua L. Annual Mercury 2014
Euphorbiaceae Mercurialis perennis L. Dogs Mercury
Poaceae Milium effusum L. Wood Millet
Phrymaceae Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. Musk
Phrymaceae Misopates orontium (L.) Raf. Weasel’s-snout 2014
Caryophyllaceae Moehringia trinervia (L.) Clairv. Three-nerved Sandwort 2015
Caryophyllaceae Montia Fontana L. subsp. chondrosperma Blinks
Asparagaceae Muscari neglectum Guss. Ex Ten. Grape Hyacinth
Asteraceae Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort. Wall Letuce 2015
Boraginaceae Myosotis arvensis (L.) Hill. Field Forget-me-not 2015
Boraginaceae Myosotis scorpioides L. Water Forget-me-not 2015
Boraginaceae Myosotis sylvatica Hoffm. Wood Forget-me-not 2015
Ranunculaceae Myosurus minimus L. Mousetail 2015
Apiaceae Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop. Sweet ciceley 01/06/2015 Harris Garden – unknown origin
Poaceae Nassella tenuissima (Trin.) Barkworth 01/06/2015 self-sown, destroyed by estate management
Solanaceae Nicandra physaloides (L.) Gaertn. Apple of Peru 19/09/2014
Solanaceae Nicotiana forgetiana Hemsl. Red Tobacco 2014
Nymphaeaceae Nuphar lutea (L.) Sm. Yellow Water-lily 2015
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea alba L. White Water-lily 2015
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides peltata (S.G. Gmelin) O. Kuntze. Fringed Water-lily
Orobanchaceae Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Durmort. Red Bartsia
Apiaceae Oenanthe crocata L. Hemlock Water-Dropwort 2015
Onagraceae Oenothera cambrica Rost. Small-flowered Evening-primrose
Fabaceae Onobrychis vicifolia Scop. Sainfoin 01/06/2015 Sown
Orchidaceae Ophrys apifera Huds. Bee Orchid 2015
Lamiaceae Origanum vulgare L. Wild marjoram 27/08/2014 Sown
Asparagaceae Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Star-of-Bethlehem
Orobanchaceae Orobanche hederae Duby Ivy Broomrape
Orobanchaceae Orobanche minor Sm. Common Broomrape 2015 On Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ and B. monroi
Oxalidaceae Oxalis acetosella L. Wood-sorrel
Oxalidaceae Oxalis corniculata L. Procumbent Yellow-sorrel 2015
Oxalidaceae Oxalis stricta L. Upright Yellow-sorrel 2014
Papaveraceae Papaver dubium L. Long-headed Poppy 2014
Papaveraceae Papaver rhoeas L. Common Poppy 2015
Papaveraceae Papaver somniferum L. Opium poppy 2015
Urticaceae Parietaria judaica L. Pellitory-of-the-wall 2015
Vitaceae Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Virginia-creeper 2015
Apiaceae Pastinica sativa L. Wild parsnip
Boraginaceae Pentaglottis sempervirens (L.) Tausch ex L.H. Bailey Green Alkanet 2015
Polygonaceae Persicaria amphibia (L.) Gray Amphibious Bistort 2015
Polygonaceae Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach Water-pepper 2015
Polygonaceae Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre Pale Persicaria
Polygonaceae Persicaria maculosa Gray Redshank 2015
Asteraceae Petasites Hybridus (L.) P. Gaertner, B.Mey & Scherb. Butterbur 2015
Solanaceae Petunia x hybrida (Hook.) Vilm. Petunia 2014
Boraginaceae Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth. Lacy phacelia 2014
Poaceae Phalaris arundinacea L. Reed Canary-grass 2015
Poaceae Phalaris canariensis L. Canary-grass
Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus x virginalis Rehder Mock orange 2015
Poaceae Phleum bertolonii DC. Smaller Cat’s-tail 2014
Poaceae Phleum pratense L. Timothy 2014
Poaceae Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud Common Reed 2015
Asteraceae Pilosella aurantiaca Fox-and-cubs 2015
Asteraceae Pilosella officinarum F.W. Schultz & Sch. Bip. Mouse-ear Hawkweed
Rosaceae Pimpinella saxifraga L Burnet-saxifrage 2015
Plantaginaceae Plantago coronopus L. Buck’s-horn Plantain 2015
Plantaginaceae Plantago lanceolata L. Ribwort Plantain 2015
Plantaginaceae Plantago major L. Greater Plantain 2015
Plantaginaceae Plantago media L. Hoary Plantain
Poaceae Poa annua L. Annual Meadow-grass 2015
Poaceae Poa chaixii Vill. Broad-leaved Meadow-grass
Poaceae Poa humulis Ehrh. ex Hoffm. Spreading Meadow-grass
Poaceae Poa nemoralis L. Wood Meadow-grass 2015
Poaceae Poa pratensis L. Smooth Meadow-grass 2015
Poaceae Poa trivialis L. Rough Meadow-grass 2015
Polemoniaceae Polemonium caeruleum L. Jacob’s-Ladder
Asparagaceae Polygonatum multiflorum (L.) Soloman’s-seal
Asparagaceae Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce. Angular Soloman’s-seal
Asparagaceae Polygonatum x hybridum Brugger Garden Soloman’s-seal
Polygonaceae Polygonum arenastrum Boreau Equal-leaved Knotgrass
Polygonaceae Polygonum aviculare L. Knotgrass 2015
Poaceae Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf. Annual Beard-grass
Poaceae Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr. Water bent 27/06/2015
Betulaceae Populus alba L. White Poplar 2015
Betulaceae Populus tremula L. Aspen 2015
Betulaceae Populus x canescens (Aiton) Sm. Grey Poplar 2015
Portulaceae Portulaca oleracea L. Common Purslane 2015
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus L. Curled pond weed 2015
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton natans L. Floating pond weed 2015
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton pectinatus L. Fennel pond weed
Rosaceae Potentilla anglica Laichard. Trailing Tormentil
Rosaceae Potentilla anserina L. Silverweed 2014
Rosaceae Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch. Tormentil
Rosaceae Potentilla x mixta Nolte ex Rchb. Cinquefoil x trailing tormentil 18/07/2015
Rosaceae Potentilla reptans L. Creeping Cinquefoil 2015
Rosaceae Potentilla sterilis (L.) Garcke Barren Strawberry 2015
Rosaceae Poterium sanguisorba L. subsp. baleriacum Fodder burnet 2015 Sown
Rosaceae Poterium sanguisorba L. subsp. sanguisorba Salad Burnet ?
Primulaceae Primula veris L. Cowslip 2015
Primulaceae Primula vulgaris Hudson Primrose 2015
Primulaceae Primula x polythana Mill. False oxlip Spring 2015
Lamiaceae Prunella vulgaris L. Selfheal 2015
Rosaceae Prunus avium (L.) L. Wild Cherry 2015
Rosaceae Prunus cerasifera Ernh. Cherry Plum 2015
Rosaceae Prunus cerasifera Ernh. var. pissardii Purple Cherry Plum
Rosaceae Prunus domestica L. Wild Plum 2015
Rosaceae Prunus laurocerasus L. Cherry Laurel 2015
Rosaceae Prunus lusitanica L. Portugal Laurel 2015
Rosaceae Prunus padus L. Bird Cherry 2015
Rosaceae Prunus spinosa L. Blackthorn 2015
Poaceae Pseudosasa japonica Makino ex Nakai Arrow bamboo 2015
Juglandaceae Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Poir.) Spach Caucasian Wingnut 2015
Asteraceae Pulicaria dysenterica (L.) Bernh. Common fleabane 2015
Boraginaceae Pulmonaria officinalis L. Lungwort 27/03/2014 Self-sown in Harris Garden
Fagaceae Quercus cerris L. Turkey Oak 2015
Fagaceae Quercus ilex L. Evergreen Oak 2015
Fagaceae Quercus robur L. Pedunculate Oak 2015
Fagaceae Quercus x rosacea Bechst. Hybrid oak 2015
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus acris L. Meadow Buttercup 2015
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus auricomus L. Goldilocks Buttercup
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus bulbosus L. Bulbous Buttercup 2015
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus parviflorus L. Small-flowered buttercup
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus repens L. Creeping Buttercup 2015
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus scleratus L. Celery-leaved Buttercup 2015
Brassicaceae Raphanus raphanistrum L. Wild radish 2014
Resedaceae Reseda luteola L. Weld 2015
Rhamnaceae Rhamnus cathartica L. Buckthorn 2015
Orobanchaceae Rhinanthus minor L. Yellow-rattle 2015
Ericaceae Rhododendron × superponticum Cullen Hybrid Rhododendron 2015
Ericaceae Rhododendron ponticum Rhododendron 2015
Ericaceae Rhododendron ponticum hybrids Rhododendron 2015
Grossulariaceae Ribes nigrum L. Black currant
Grossulariaceae Ribes rubrum L. Red currant 2015
Grossulariaceae Ribes uva-crispa L. Gooseberry 2015
Fabaceae Robinia psuedoacacia L. False-acacia 2015
Brassicaceae Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek Water-cress
Brassicaceae Rorippa palustris (L.) Besser Marsh Yellow-cress 2015
Brassicaceae Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser. Creeping Yellow-cress 2015
Rosaceae Rosa arvensis Huds. Field Rose 06/07/2015
Rosaceae Rosa canina L. Dog Rose 2015
Rosaceae Rosa x dumalis Bechst. Common dog rose x northern dog rose 24/09/2014 Wilderness clearing. A common hybrid found in absence of R. caesia
Rosaceae Rosa rubiginosa L. Sweet briar 24/07/2015
Rosaceae Rosa spinosissima L. Burnet Rose 2015
Rosaceae Rosa virginiana Herrm. Virginian Rose 2015
Rosaceae Rubus caesius L. Dewberry 2015
Rosaceae Rubus fruticosus L. agg. Bramble 2015
Rosaceae Rubus idaeus L. Raspberry 2015
Rosaceae Rubus ulmifolius Schott Blackberry
Polygonaceae Rumex acetosa L. Common sorrel 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex acetosella L. Sheep’s sorrel 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex conglomeratus Murray Clustered dock 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex crispus L. Curled dock 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex obtusifolius L. Broad-leaved dock 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex sanguineus L. Wood dock 2015
Polygonaceae Rumex x pratensis Mert. & W.D.J. Koch 2014
Asparagaceae Ruscus aculeatus L. Butcher’s broom 2015 Planted?
Caryophyllaceae Sagina apetala Ard. Annual pearlwort 2014
Caryophyllaceae Sagina procumens L. Procumbent pearlwort 2015
Salicaceae Salix alba L. White willow 2015
Salicaceae Salix caprea L. Goat willow 2015
Salicaceae Salix cinerea L. subsp. cinerea Common willow
Salicaceae Salix cinerea L. subsp. oleifolia Macreight Rusty willow 2015
Salicaceae Salix euxina I.V. Belyaeva Crack willow 2015
Salicaceae Salix purpurea L. Purple willow
Salicaceae Salix viminalis L. Osier
Salicaceae Salix x multinervis Döll.
Salicaceae Salix x sepulcralis Simonk. Weeping willow 2015
Lamiaceae Salvia verbenaca L. Wild clary 2015
Adoxaceae Sambucus nigra L. Elder 2015
Rosaceae Sanguisorba officianalis L. Great burnet 2015
Caryophyllaceae Saponaria officianalis L. Soapwort 26/09/2014 Self-sown in Harris Garden
Saxifragaceae Saxifraga granulata L. Meadow saxifrage
Poaceae Schedonorus arundicaceus Roem. & Schult. Tall fescue 2015
Poaceae Schedonorus giganteus (L.) Holub Giant fescue 2015
Caryophyllaceae Scleranthus annuus L. Annual knawel 2015
Scrophulariaceae Scophularia auriculata L. Water figwort 2015
Scrophulariaceae Scrophularia nodosa L. Common figwort 2015
Scrophulariaceae Scrophularia vernalis L. Yellow figwort
Orobanchaceae Scutellaria galericulata L. Scullcap 2015
Fabaceae Securigera varia Boiss. & Reut. Crown vetch 2014
Crassulaceae Sedum acre L. Biting stonecrop 2014
Crassulaceae Sedum album L. White stonecrop 28/10/2014
Crassulaceae Sedum rupestre L. Reflexed stonecrop 01/06/2015
Crassulaceae Sedum telephium L. Orpine
Asteraceae Senecio erucifolius L. Hoary Ragwort 2015
Asteraceae Senecio jacobaea L. Common Ragwort 2015
Asteraceae Senecio squalidus L. Oxford Ragwort 2015
Asteraceae Senecio sylvaticus L. Heath Groundsel
Asteraceae Senecio viscosus L. Sticky Groundsel 2015
Asteraceae Senecio vulgaris L. Groundsel 2015
Poaceae Setaria viridis (L.) P.Beauv. Green bristle-grass 13/10/2014
Rubiaceae Sherardia arvensis L. Field Madder
Apiaceae Silaum silaus (L.) Schinz & Thell. Pepper-saxifrage 2015
Caryophyllaceae Silene dioica (L.) Clairv. Red Campion 2015
Caryophyllaceae Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Greuter & Burdet Ragged robin
Caryophyllaceae Silene latifolia Poir. White Campion 2015
Caryophyllaceae Silene x hampeana Meusel & K. Werner Pink Campion
Asteraceae Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner. Milk Thistle
Brassicaceae Sinapsis arvensis L. Charlock
Apiaceae Sison amonum L. Stone parsley 2015
Brassicaceae Sisymbrium austriacum Jacq. Jewelled Rocket
Brassicaceae Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. Hedge Mustard 2015
Solanaceae Solanum dulcamara L. Bittersweet 2015
Solanaceae Solanum nigrum L. Black Nightshade 2014
Solanaceae Solanum pseudocapsicum L. Jerusalem Cherry
Solanaceae Solanum vernei Bitter & Wittm. Purple Potato
Asteraceae Solidago canadensis L. Canadian Goldenrod 2014
Asteraceae Solidago gigantea Aiton Early Goldenrod
Asteraceae Solidago virgaurea L. Goldenrod
Asteraceae Sonchus arvensis L. Perennial Sow-thistle 2015
Asteraceae Sonchus asper (L.) Hill. Prickly Sow-thistle 2015
Asteraceae Sonchus oleraceus L. Smooth Sow-thistle 2015
Rosaceae Sorbus aria (L.) Crantz Common Whitebeam 2015
Rosaceae Sorbus aucuparia L. Rowan, Mountain Ash 2015
Rosaceae Sorbus intermedia (Ehrh.) Pers. Swedish Whitebeam
Rosaceae Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz Wild Service-tree 2015
Sparganiaceae Sparganium erectum L. Branched Bur-reed 2015
Caryophyllaceae Spergula arvensis L. Corn Spurey
Caryophyllaceae Spergularia rubra (L.) J & C Presl Sand Spurrey
Araceae Spirodela polyrhiza (L.) Schleid. Greater Duckweed
Lamiaceae Stachys sylvatica L. Hedge woundwort 2015
Caryophyllaceae Stellaria graminea L. Lesser Stitchwort 2015
Caryophyllaceae Stellaria holostea L. Greater Stitchwort
Caryophyllaceae Stellaria media (L.) Vill. Chickweed 2015
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F. Blake Snowberry 2015
Boraginaceae Symphytum officinale L. Common Comfrey
Boraginaceae Symphytum orientale L. White Comfrey 2015
Boraginaceae Symphytum x uplandicum Nyman. Russian Comfrey 2015
Dioscoreaceae Tamus communis L. Black Bryony 2014
Asteraceae Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch. Feverfew 2014
Asteraceae Tanacetum vulgare L. Tansy 2015
Asteraceae Taraxacum officinale Wigg. agg. Dandelion 2015
Asteraceae Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia Common Dandelion 2015
Saxifragaceae Tellima grandiflora (Pursh) Douglas ex Lindl. Fringe cups 2015
Ranunculaceae Thalictrum aquilegiifolium L. French Meadow-rue 2015 Self-sown from herbaceous border
Brassicaceae Thlaspi arvense L. Field Penny-cress
Malvaceae Tilia platyphyllos Scop. Large-leaved Lime 2015
Malvaceae Tilia x europaea L. Lime 2015
Apiaceae Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC. Upright Hedge-Parsley 2014
Asteraceae Tragopogon pratensis L. Goat’s-beard 2015
Fabaceae Trifolium arvense L. Hare’s-Foot Trefoil 2014
Fabaceae Trifolium campestre Schreber. Hop Trefoil
Fabaceae Trifolium dubium Sibth. Lesser Trefoil 2015
Fabaceae Trifolium fragiferum L. Strawberry Clover
Fabaceae Trifolium hybridum L. Alsike Clover 2016 Near Bridges Hall
Fabaceae Trifolium micranthum Vir. Slender Trefoil
Fabaceae Trifolium pratense L. Red Clover 2015
Fabaceae Trifolium pratense L. var. sativum Ponert Red Clover 27/08/2014 Sown
Fabaceae Trifolium repens L. White Clover 2015
Asteraceae Tripleurospermum inodorum (L.) Sch. Bip. Scentless Mayweed 2015
Poaceae Trisetum flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. Yellow Oat-grass
Poaceae Triticum aestivum L. Bread Wheat 2014
Asteraceae Tussilago farfara L. Colt’s-foot 2015
Typhaceae Typha latifolia L. Bulrush 2015
Fabaceae Ulex europaeus L. Gorse 2015
Ulmaceae Ulmus glabra Hudson Wych Elm 2015
Ulmaceae Ulmus minor Mill. Elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus procera Salisb English Elm 2015
Urticaceae Urtica dioica L. Common Nettle 2015
Urticaceae Urtica urens L. Small Nettle 2014
Valerianaceae Valerianella carinata Loisel. Keeled-fruited Cornsalad
Scrophulariaceae Verbascum nigrum L. Dark Mullein
Scrophulariaceae Verbascum phlomoides L. Orange Mullein
Scrophulariaceae Verbascum thapsus L. Great Mullein 2015
Verbenaceae Verbena bonariensis L. Argentinian Vervain 2014
Plantaginaceae Veronica agrestis L. Green Field-speedwell
Plantaginaceae Veronica arvensis L. Wall Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica beccabunga L. Brooklime 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica chamaedrys L. Germander Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica filiformis Sm. Slender Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica hederifolia L. subsp. hederifolia Hexaploid ivy-leaved Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica hederifolia L. subsp. lucorum (Klett & Richt.) Hartl Tetraploid ivy-leaved Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica montana L. Wood Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica officinalis L. Heath Speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica peregrina L. American speedwell
Plantaginaceae Veronica persica Poir. Common Field-speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica polita Fr. Grey Field-speedwell 2015
Plantaginaceae Veronica scutellata L. Marsh Speedwell 2014
Plantaginaceae Veronica serpyllifolia L. Thyme-leaved Speedwell 2015
Adoxaceae Viburnum opulus L. Guelder-rose 2014
Fabaceae Vicia cracca L. Tuffted Vetch 2015
Fabaceae Vicia faba L. Broad Bean
Fabaceae Vicia hirsuta (L.) S.F. Gray Hairy Tare 2015
Fabaceae Vicia sativa L. subsp. nigra (L.)Ehrh.
Fabaceae Vicia sativa L. subsp. sativa Common Vetch 2014
Fabaceae Vicia sativa L. subsp. segetalis (Thuill.) Gaudin. Common Vetch 2015
Fabaceae Vicia sepium L. Bush Vetch 2015
Fabaceae Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreber. Smooth Tare 2015
Fabaceae Vicia villosa Roth Fodder Vetch
Apocynaceae Vinca major L. Greater Periwinkle 2015
Apocynaceae Vinca minor L. Lesser Periwinkle
Violaceae Viola arvensis Murray Field Pansy 2014
Violaceae Viola odorata L. Sweet Violet 2015
Violaceae Viola reichenbachiana Jord. Ex Boreau Early Dog-violet
Violaceae Viola riviniana Reichenb. Common Dog-violet 2015
Violaceae Viola tricolor L. Wild Pansy
Violaceae Viola x wittrockiana Gamms ex Kappert Garden Pansy 2014
Poaceae Vulpia bromoides (L.) Gray Squrrireltail Fescue 2015
Poaceae Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmel. Rat’s-tail Fescue 2015
Potamogetonaceae Zannichellia palustris L. Horned pondweed 2014

15 Responses to Flowering plants (Angiospermae)

  1. Dr M says:

    Great to see this here, who compiled this and when? Would be good to have another look and get it updated where appropriate, some of these species haven’t been seen for a while and maybe a few new ones have appeared recently. A great topic for a student project?!

  2. This list is based on the updated list Le Grice and Jury prepared plus observations during the 2013 Bioblitz, my own observations and work by a student this year – Billy Lumley. I’d welcome new records and hope the new KiteSite app will help add to the list and provided dated records.

  3. Fay Newbery says:

    Found Heath speedwell (Veronica officinalis) on campus today. In the woodland near Earley Gate. It was growing in association with a couple of heathland mosses.

  4. Fay, thanks for that – I have added it in.

  5. Dr M says:

    As I said above, nice list, will do some checking but 3 queries for starters: 1. I think Sanguisorba minor is more likely ssp muricata (as planted in meadow mix), 2. where is Zannichellia? Wd like to use it for classes! 3. Ditto for Potomogeton spp.

  6. Sanguisorba minor on campus pre-dates the meadow mix plantings so we have native material. The water plants used to be in the top lake but were lost when large fish were introduced for angling. The fish have been removed now (I think) so we should see reappearance with any luck. The top lake used to be densely weeded.

  7. David Morris says:

    Zannichellia palustris is growing on the eastern side of the lake, a few metres south of the white footbridge at the southern end. If I remember correctly, there’s a big willow in the corner by the bridge and next to it a fenced off area which can be reached from the path – below this is Zannichellia. Potamogeton natans is also growing there. I can show you if you like.There are a lot of nice water plants growing at the margin of that end of the lake.

    I’ve been botanising on my breaks from the herbarium and have a growing list of plants I’ve found growing naturally or apparently naturally on campus (300+). There were some really lovely patches of weeds around some of the halls to the east that turned up lots of aliens, but they’ve all been mown. You’re welcome to regular updates and I’d happily help with the blog.

  8. David Morris says:

    The fallow ground at the far end of the glasshouse complex near the gate into the Harris garden also has some nice weeds (e.g. Mentha pulegium, Filago minima). The area is apparently ear-marked to be built over.

  9. David Morris says:

    Jolly good. I don’t have a fancy phone that enables me to do such things, but here are some additions.

    Acaena nova-zelandie (wilderness)
    Ammi majus (escape from seed mix)
    Astragalus glycyphyllos
    Barbarea vulgaris
    Carduus nutans
    Chenopodium bonus-henricus (the gardeners put the mower over it before I could have a second look to make sure)
    Cirsium palustre (wilderness)
    Coreopsis tinctoria (escape from seed mix)
    Cotoneaster franchetii
    Echinochloa crusgalli (Bridges Hall)
    Erigeron acris (verge by Harborne car park)
    Euphorbia oblongata
    Filago minima (Harris gardens greenhouses)
    Filago vulgaris (in front of RSSL building)
    Gunnera tinctoria (the grotto)
    Helleborus foetidus (by one of the entrances on Whiteknights road, I forget which)
    Juncus x surrejanus (I think)
    Linaria marocanna (escape from seed mix)
    Lepidium coronopus
    Luzula sylvatica (wilderness)
    Mentha pulegium (Harris gardens greenhouses)
    Mycelis muralis
    Nicotiana forgetiana
    Orobanche minor
    Parietaria judaica
    Petunia x hybrida
    Populus alba
    Portulaca oleracea (Harris gardens greenhouses)
    Prunus spinosa
    Pterocarya fraxinifolia
    Rhamnus cathartica
    Senecio aquaticus (based on its basal leaves – needs confirming)
    Thalictrum aquiligiifolium (self-seeded from a flower bed)
    Trifolium arvense (e.g. in front of Hopkins building)
    Veronica scutellata

    Renee Grayer told me that plants at the old locality for Solanum vernei on campus had been destroyed, but I found a plant near the Mathematics building earlier this week.

    The list has a couple of duplicates due to name changes, Picris echiodes = Helminthotheca echioides, and Festuca subgen. Schedonorus = Schedonorus (so giant and tall fescues appear twice) being ones I picked up on. There are also some non-flowering plants on the list, vis ferns and horsetails, and I have a few additions of woodland ferns found in the Wilderness.

    Polystichum aculeatum
    Polystichum setiferum
    Athyrium felix-femina

    • Thank you David! I can see that I’m due an update session on the species lists – I did a lot of de-duplication when I brought the various lists together and am not surprised I missed a few things.

  10. I’ve started editing the lists to add your species and have been stimulated to split out the ferns and horsetails at last – a new page is now published for them. I’ll work through the rest of your updates over the weekend.

  11. David Morris says:

    I have a new, quite rare, plant for the list, Anagallis arvensis subsp. foemina (Mill.) Schinz & Thell. ex Schinz & R.Keller. A pretty little thing growing under the shrubbery near the car park barrier behind the RSSL building amongst lots of subsp. arvensis.

  12. David Morris says:

    I decided I ought to look up the taxonomy of Anagallis arvensis subsp. foemina and discovered I’d been somewhat precipitate with my identification. To my disappointment and embarrassment, the plants are merely a blue flowered form of Anagallis arvensis subsp.arvensis, called forma azurea. The true subsp. foemina (according to Wikipedia, recently given specific rank in Lysimachia I now find) has very few, almost no, glandular hairs on the margins of the petals compared with the abundant glandular hairs in subsp. arvensis.

    On my way home from checking the pimpernels, I did find a genuinely new species for the list, Nicandra physaloides (L.) Gaertn. Several plants are growing on a patch of exposed ground by the road, next the wire fence of the building work going on near the glasshouses, the flowers standing out against all the persicarias.

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