Gallery - Yellow Flowers
The plant was introduced into cultivation in the United Kingdom in 1901 and has escaped to become naturalized in marshy areas in Britain and Ireland, for example in Hampshire and Surrey, including Wisley Gardens, and in the north and west of the UK.
Distinctive mat-forming perennial. Found on well drained ground such as sand dunes and old walls.
Tufted, hairless perennial that grows in boggy heaths and moors.
Deciduous,branched and spineless shrub with ridged, 5-angled green twigs.
Tufted perennial with hairless stems.
Annual of arable and waste ground
Flowering March to April with its habitat of banks, footpaths, damp fields and waste ground.
Sprawling, solid stemmed, usually hairless perennial,found in grassy places.
To 30cm tall, somewhat hairy plant with opposite , lanceolate leaves. flowers June- August. Habitat Meadows, heaths, scrub and woods.
Well known plant which grows in a wide variety of grassy places.
Downey biennial of wasteland, Dunes etc. introduced and naturalised.
Creeping perennial with upright, branched,woolly flowering stems. Grows in damp meadows and ditches on heavy soils.
Hairless, poisonous biennial or short lived perennial. Grows in grassland.
Greyish-green, hairless perennial of dry grassland and occasionally arable field margins.
Elegant,downy perennial of dry, unimproved grassland, often on calcareous soils.
Attractive and distintive perennial with hairy, square stems. Grows in hedgerows, roadside verges and grassy woodlands.
Evergreen shrub with straight, groved spines, 15-25mm long.
Branched annual plant of cultivated and disturbed ground.
Exotic-looking fleshy perennial, introduced from South Africa. Forms carpets on coastal cliffs and banks.
Perennial covered in silky hairs. Found on calcareous grassland and coastal slopes.
Attractive, branced perennial and the only true bedstraw with yellow flowers.
Perennial of hedgerows and open woodland, sometimes forms patches.
Widespread perennial with stout,hollow stems. Found in damp woodland, marshes and wet meadows.
Attractive,distintive perennial, the upper parts of which are downy.Grows in damp soil, typically beside streams and rivers.
Greyish-green annual or biennial of arable fields and waste ground.
Annual or perennial that is much branched from the base,typically forming a straggly, spreading plant.
Showy perennial of shady woods.
Blue-grey, clump-forming perennial of shingle beaches.
Familiar herbaceous perennial, found in hedgerows, woodlands and shady meadows.
Low-growing perennial with long,creeping stems. Found in damp, grassy places and on bare ground.
Creeping annual of dry, grassy places and often close to the sea.
locally common, heathland and woodland rides.
Upright hairless perennial found in grassland, scrub and open woodland.
Robust,upright perennial that is strongly aromatic. Grows on roadside verges and in hedgerows and disturbed ground.
Upright, downy perennial with hollow, ridged stems.
Attractive,hairy perennial with long,leafy runners and upright flowering stems. Grows in woodland rides and hedgerows, mainly on basic soils.
Familiar,robust perennial that grows in pond margins, marshes and on river banks.
Softly hairy perennial of damp grassland and often found beside rivers and in the fens
Water plant of still or slow flowing fresh water to a depth of 5m.
Variable, upright, almost hairless annual that is semi-parasitic on the roots of other plants.
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