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Gallery - White Flowers

[snakeshead1](Snakes-head) Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)

Lkes damp meadows, flowers have checkerboard pattrn of purplish-red and pale areas-more rarely pure white.


[barrenstrawberry3]Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis)

mixed deciduous woods, woodland edges, footpaths


[bladderc1]Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Upright perennial of dry grassland on well drained soil.


[bogbean1]Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)

Distinctive, creeping aquatic perennial found in shallow water as well as damp peaty soil in marshes, fens and bogs.


[ccomfrey2]Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Roughly hairy perennial with strikingly winged stems.


[commoncottongrass1]Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium)

Upright perennial, distinctive when in fruit. Grows in very boggy ground with peaty acid soils.


[cspottedorc3]Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)

Orchid of grassland and open woods on calcareous or neutral soils.


[commonstorksbill2]Common Storks-bill (Erodium circutarium)

Sticky hairy annual of bare, grassy places and often coastal.


[cvalerian1]Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Upright, usually unbranched perennial. Grows in grassy wayside places, beside rivers and in woodland.


[cowparsley2]Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Downy, herbaceous perennial with hollow, unspotted stems.


[cucfl10]Cuckooflower ( Ladys smock) (Cardamine pratensis)

Variable perennial of damp, grassy places,pale lilac or white flowers


[daisy1]Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Familiar downy perennial found in lawns and other areas of short grass.


[edmondstonschickweed1]Edmondstons Chickweed (Ceratium nigrescents)

Seen at Keen of Hamar


[englishstonecrop2]English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum)

Mat-forming perennial with wiry stems. Found on rocky ground, shingle and old walls.


[eyebright1]Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis agg.)

Branched or unbranched annual, semi-parasitic on roots of other plants and sometimes tinged reddish.


[Gipsywort1]Gipsywort (Lycopus europaeus)

Hairy, usually somewhat branched, superficially mint-liked perennial.


[cdand3]Goats-beard (Tragopogon pratensis)

Upright annual or perennial of grassy places.


[More information about Greater Stitchwort][gstitchwort1]Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Familiar perennial of open woodland, woodland rides and hedgerows.


[guelderr2]Guelder-rose (Viburnum opulus)

Branched deciduous shrub found in hedgerows and scrub.


[hairybittercress1]Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Member of the Mustard Family


[heather3]Heather (Ling) (Calluna vulgaris)

Dense, evergreen undershrub which is a characteristic plant of acid soils on heath and moors.


[hedgebind3]Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Vigorous, hairless perennial that twines around other plants to assist its progress. Found in hedgerows, woodland margins and on disturbed ground.


[hemlock2]Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Highly poisonous, hairless beinnial with hollow, purplish stems.


[hemwaterdrop1]Hemlock Water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata)

Distinctive,poisonous perennial. Stems hollow and groved and plant smells of parsley.


[hogweed3]Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Robust, roughly hairy perennial with hollow,ridged stems.


[honetsuckle3]Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

Familiar woody climber that twins clockwise up other shrubs and trees.Grows in woodland,scrub and hedgerows.


[ivyleavedcrowfoot3]Ivy-leaved Crowfoot (Ranunculus hederaceus)

Fairly common, shallow water and wet mud on the margins of pons, streams and ditches.


[largebindweed2]Large Bindweed (Calystegia silvatica)

Vigorous,hairless perennial similar to Hedge Bindweed.


[marshhelleborine3]Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)

Very locally abundant in species rich alkaline fens and dune slacks


[meadowsweet1]Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)

Perennial of damp meadows, marshes and stream margins.


[oxeye1]Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Downy or hairless perennial of dry, grassy meadows and verges,often on disturbed ground.


[More information about Ramsons][ramso4]Ramsons (Allium ursinum)

Bulbous perennial that smells stongly of garlic.


[ribplant3]Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Persistant perennial that grows on disturbed grassland, cultivated ground and tracks.


[rsamphire1]Rock-samphire (Crithmum maritimum)

Branched,hairless perennial of coastal rocky habitats.


[rcomfrey2]Russian Comfrey (Symphyum x uplandicum)

Hybrid between Common and Rough Comfrey which has become widely naturalised.


[scentlessmay2]Scentless Mayweed (Tripeurospermum inodorum)

Scentless,hairless,often straggly perennial of disturbed and cultivated ground.


[scampion2]Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)

Cusion-forming perennial that is confined to coastal habitats, notably cliffs and shingle beaches.


[seacarrot3]Sea Carrot (Daucus carota)

Simlar to Wild Carrot but with more fleshy leaves and umbels that are flat or convex.


[seamayweed1]Sea Mayweed (Tripleurospermum maritimum)

Simlar to Scentless Mayweed but more branched and spreading;grows mainly on coastal shingle and sand.


[searocket1]Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)

Straggling, fleshy, hairless annual found on sandy and shingle beaches.


[seasandwort2]Sea Sandwort (Honckenya peploides)

Mat-forming perennial that is familiar on stabilised coastal single and sandy beaches.


[seakale2]Sea-kale (Crambe maritima)

Robust perennial, forms domed, expansive clumps on shingle and sandy beaches.


[shepherdspurse1]Shepherds-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Widespread plant found in gardens and waste places distinguished by small heart-shaped fruits.


[springsnowdrop1]Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

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[summersnowflake5]Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum)

Perennial of damp, deciduous woodland.


[travellersjoy1]Travellers-joy (Old Mans Beard) (Clematis vitalba)

Scrambling hedgerow perennial of chalky soils.


[wcampion3]White Campion (Silene latifolia)

Hairy,branched perennial of disturbed ground and grassy habitats.


[whiteclover1]White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Creeping, hairless perennial that roots at the nodes. Found in grassy places on a wide range of soil types.


[More information about White Dead-nettle][wdeadnettle1]White Dead-nettle (Lamium album)

Downy, slightly aromatic, patch-forming,perennial with square stems. Grows on roadside verges and disturbed ground.


[whiteviolet2]White Violet

Delicate white flowers


[wwaterlily1]White Water-lily (Nymphaea alba)

Water plant, conspicuous when its large, floating leaves are visible. Grows in still or slow-flowing fresh water to a depth of 3m.


[wanemone3]Wood Anemone

Perennial that sometimes forms large carpets on suitable woodland floors, white or pinkish flowers.


[woodsorrel2]Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)

Charming creeping perennial, an indicator of ancient, undisturbed woodlands and hedges.


[woodruff2]Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

Woods, especially around Beech


[yarrow2]Yarrow (Achilla millefolium)

Upright, downy perennial with creeping stems and upright, unbranched, furrowed flowering stalks. The whole plant is strongly aromatic.


[sandcro4]Sand(warren)Crocus (Romulea Columnae var.occidentalis)

Until recently Dawlish Warren was the only mainland UK site, but a new population has been found in Cornwall.



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