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Gallery - Red Flowers

[amphibiousbisort1]Amphibious Bistort (Persicaria amphiba)

Perennial of ponds and nearby dry land. Aquatic form has floating stems.


[bellheather2]Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)

Hairless, evergreen undershrub of acid soils.


[bittersweet1]Bittersweet (Woody Nightshade) (Solanum dulcamara)

Downy,scrambling perennial growing in hedgerows and scrub.


[commonbistort1]Common Bistort (Persicaria bistorta)

Attractive perennial of damp meadows


[ccentaury3]Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)

Variable, hairless annual found in dry, grassy places including verges, chalk downland and sand dunes.


[cfum3]Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Scrambling annual of well drained arable land


[commonknapweed2]Common Knapweed (Centaurea niga)

Downy or hairy perennial that grows in a wide variety of grassy places.


[More information about Common Mallow][commonmallow2]Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris)

Upright or spreading perennial of grassy verges and disturbed ground.


[cpoppy3]Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Annual of arable land and disturbed ground.


[crestharrow2]Common Restharrow (Ononis repens)

Robust creeping woody perennial.


[cvetch4]Common Vetch (Vica sativa)

Scrambling,downy annual of grassy places and hedgerows.


[dovesfootcbill1]Doves-foot Cranes-bill (Geranium molle)

Spreading,branched,extremely hairy annual of dry grassy places.


[dwarfthistle1]Dwarf Thistle (Cirsium acaule)

Creeping, flattened perennial with a characteristic rosette of extremely spiny leaves.


[fieldbindweed1]Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Familiar perennial that grows in disturbed ground and arable land.


[floweringcurrant2]Flowering Currant

Garden escapee


[foxglove2]Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Familiar greyish, downey biennial or short lived perennial.


[greatwillowherb1]Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)

Downy perennial with a round stem. Favours damp habitats such as fens and river banks.


[greaterknapweed1]Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Elegant perennial of dry, mainly calcareous, grassland.


[hedgewoundwort3]Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

Roughly hairy perennial with creeping stems, upright flower stalks. Grows in hedgerows, wayside ground and verges, often on disturbed ground.


[hempag2]Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

Tall upright downy perennial of damp grassland, a favourite with the butterflies.


[herbr2]Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Straggling, hairy annual of shady hedgerows, rocky banks and woodlands.


[houndst2]Hounds-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Upright,downy biennial that smells strongly of mice.


[louse4]Lousewort (Pedicularis sylvatica)

Spreading, hairless perennial with numerous branching stems. Semi-parasitic on the roots of other plants. Grows on damp heaths,moors and bogs, usually on acid soils.


[marshpea1]Marsh Pea (Lathyrus palustris)

Slender, climbing perennial with winged stems. Found in fens and damp grassy places on calcareous soils.


[mosscampion1]Moss Campion (Silene acaulis)

Seen on Keen of Hamar, Shetland


[muskmallow2]Musk-mallow (Malva moschata)

Branched hairy perennial found in dry grassy places such as woodland rides.


[purplooses1]Purple-loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Hairy plant to about 2m tall.


[raggedrobin1]Ragged-robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Delecate looking perennial of damp meadows, fens and marshes.


[More information about Red Campion][rcampion1]Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Hairy biennial or perennial of hedgerows,grassy banks and wayside places.


[RedClover1]Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Familiar downy perennial found in grassy places on a wide range of soil types.


[redeadnet1]Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum)

Branched, spreading, downy annual. Grows on disturbed ground and cultivated soils.


[rosebaywillowherb1]Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)

Showy perennial of waste ground, cleared woodland and river banks.


[scarletpimp1]Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)

Low-growing, hairless annual of cultivated and disturbed ground.


[spearthistle5]Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Upright biennial with stems that are downy and spiny-winged between the leaves. Grows in grassland and on disturbed ground.


[winterheliotrope1]Winter Heliotrope (P.fragans)

Has few larger, vanilla-scented flower-heads



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