Guelder Rose and Old Man's Beard

  Oliver's Battery Countryside Group

Probably the Best Countryside Group in Oliver's Battery  


Wildflowers on the Conservation Area

A mixture of those already present, and those seeded by OBCG.

All species identification subject to confirmation - please let us know if you disagree with any of these.

Pictures are arranged in alphabetical order of the main common name, for example look for Lesser Stitchwort under 'S'.

A  B  C   D  E  F   G  H  I   J  K  L   M  N  O   P  Q  R   S  T  U   V  W  X   Y  Z

Agrimony
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Agrimony - flower stalk
Agrimonia eupatoria
7th August 2007
Agrimony - leaf
Agrimonia eupatoria
7th August 2007
Agrimony - plant
Agrimonia eupatoria
7th August 2007

Bartsia
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Red Bartsia - flowers and bracts
Odonites verna
14th July 2007
Red Bartsia - leaf
Odonites verna
14th July 2007
Red Bartsia - plants
Odonites verna
30th July 2007

Bindweed
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Field (Lesser) Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis
7th July 2007
Field (Lesser) Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis
7th July 2007
Considerable variation in colour.
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Bryony
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White Bryony - leaf and unripe berries
Bryonia dioica
14th July 2007
White Bryony - leaf and tendrils
Bryonia dioica
14th July 2007
White Bryony - flowers
Bryonia dioica
14th July 2007
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White Bryony - ripening berries amongst
the nightshade
Bryonia dioica
28th July 2007
To be found along the bottom fence.
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Burdock
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Burdock
Arctium sp.
11th June 2007
Burdock
Arctium sp.
14th July 2007
Burdock
Arctium sp.
7th July 2007
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Burdock leaf
Arctium sp.
14th July 2007
Burdock takeover
Arctium sp.
14th July 2007
Burdock flowers
Arctium sp.
30th July 2007
The burdocks grow very strongly, but in late July the flowers were a riot of various species of bee.
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Buttercup
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Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens
14th July 2007
Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens
14th July 2007
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Campion
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Red Campion
Silene dioica
9th June 2007
White Campion
Silene alba
18th May 2007
White Campion
Silene alba
14th July 2007
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Cleavers
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Cleavers
Galium aparine
26th May 2007
Also known as Goosegrass, Beggar's lice, Catchweed Bedstraw, Cleaverwort, Everlasting Friendship, Grip Grass, Scratch grass, Stick-a-back, Sticky Willie, Scarthgrass, White Hedge.
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Clematis
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Wild Clematis - flowers
Clematis vitalba
30th July 2007
Wild Clematis -leaves
Clematis vitalba
30th July 2007
Wild Clematis - plant
Clematis vitalba
30th July 2007
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Wild Clematis
Clematis vitalba
18th November 2005
Also known as Old Man's Beard or Traveller's Joy. This grows on the fences on the north and west sides of the Conservation Area.
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Clover
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Red or Meadow Clover?
Trifolium sp.
7th July 2007
White Clover
Trifolium repens
7th July 2007
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Comfrey
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Common Comfrey
Symphytum officinale
5th June 2006
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Corncockle
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Common Corncockle
Agrostemma githago
15th July 2012
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Cornflower
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Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus
15th July 2012
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Cowslip
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Cowslip
Primula veris
23rd April 2008
Cowslip
Primula veris
23rd April 2008
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Daisy
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Corn Chamomile
Anthemis arvensis
18th May 2006
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Daisy
Bellis perennis
18th May 2006
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Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
7th July 2007
Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
31st May 2008
Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
8th June 2008
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Dandelion
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Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
7th August 2007
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
7th August 2007
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Deadnettle
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Red Deadnettle
Lamium purpureum
7th August 2007
Red Deadnettle
Lamium purpureum
7th August 2007
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White Deadnettle
Lamium album
18th May 2007
White Deadnettle
Lamium album
14th July 2007
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Dock
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Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtusifolius
7th July 2007
Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtusifolius
14th July 2007
Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtusifolius
14th July 2007
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Fat Hen
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Fat Hen
Chenopodium album
30th July 2007
Fat Hen
Chenopodium album
30th July 2007
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Figwort
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Common Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
7th July 2007
Common Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
7th July 2007
Common Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
14th July 2007
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Fleabane
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Common Fleabane
Pulicaria dysenterica
16th Sept 2007
Common Fleabane
Pulicaria dysenterica
16th Sept 2007
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Fumitory
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Common Fumitory
Fumaria officinalis
18th May 2007
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Ground Ivy
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Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea
26th May 2007
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Hawkbit
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Autumnal Hawkbit? - plant
Leontodon autumnalis
30th July 2007
Autumnal Hawkbit? - flower
Leontodon autumnalis
30th July 2007
Autumnal Hawkbit? - leaf
Leontodon autumnalis
30th July 2007
I am not a dandelion. Square-cut petals with serated ends.
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Hogweed
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Hogweed flowers
Heraclum sphondylium
7th July 2007
Hogweed stem and leaves
Heraclum sphondylium
7th July 2007
Hogweed seedhead
Heraclum sphondylium
18th November 2005
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Hogweed leaf
Heraclum sphondylium
14th July 2007
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Ivy
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Ivy
Hedera helix
7th July 2007
Ivy berries
Hedera helix
9th November 2005
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Knapweed
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Greater Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa
3rd September 2006
Greater Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa
7th July 2007
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Mallow
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Musk Mallow
Malva moschata
31st May 2008
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Medick
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Black Medick
Medicago lupulina
7th July 2007
Black Medick
Medicago lupulina
30th July 2007
Black Medick - ripe seeds
Medicago lupulina
7th August 2007
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Mignonette
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Mignonette
Reseda lutea
26th May 2007
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Mullein
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Dark Mullein
Verbascum nigrum
7th July 2007
Dark Mullein - close-up
Verbascum nigrum
7th July 2007
Dark Mullein - leaves
Verbascum nigrum
14th July 2007
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Nettle
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Stinging Nettle
Urtica dioica
14th July 2007
Stinging Nettle
Urtica dioica
5th June 2006
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Nightshade
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Black Nightshade
Solanum nigrum
30th July 2007
Black Nightshade
Solanum nigrum
30th July 2007
Black Nightshade
Solanum nigrum
30th July 2007
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Woody Nightshade
Solanum dulcamara
14th July 2007
Woody Nightshade
Solanum dulcamara
14th July 2007
Woody Nightshade - berries, poisonous!
Solanum dulcamara
28th July 2007
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Nipplewort
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Nipplewort - flower
Lapsana communis
3rd August 2007
Nipplewort - leaf
Lapsana communis
3rd August 2007
Nipplewort - plant
Lapsana communis
3rd August 2007
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Ox-tongue
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Bristly Ox-tongue - flower
Picris echioides
3rd August 2007
Bristly Ox-tongue - upper leaves
Picris echioides
3rd August 2007
Bristly Ox-tongue - leaf
Picris echioides
3rd August 2007
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Bristly Ox-tongue - plant
Picris echioides
30th July 2007
I am not a dandelion.
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Parsley
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Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
18th May 2007
Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
18th May 2007
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Fool's Parsley - flowers and hanging bracts
Aethusa cynapium
3rd August 2007
Fool's Parsley - leaves
Aethusa cynapium
3rd August 2007
Fool's Parsley can be identified by the bracts hanging down below the flowers, and is poisonous.
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Pennycress
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Field Pennycress
Thlaspi arvense
9th June 2007
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Pimpernel
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Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis
9th June 2007
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Plantain
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Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata
14th July 2007
Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata
14th July 2007
Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata
30th July 2007
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Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata
30th July 2007
Greater or Ratstail Plantain
Plantago major
3rd August 2007
Greater or Ratstail Plantain
Plantago major
3rd August 2007
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Poppy
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Red Poppy
Papaver rhoeas
26th May 2007
Red Poppy
Papaver rhoeas
30th July 2007
Red Poppy - seedhead
Papaver rhoeas
30th July 2007
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Sand or Prickly Poppy
Papaver argemone
9th June 2007
Sand Poppy detail
Papaver argemone
9th June 2007
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Ragwort
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Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea
26th May 2007
Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea
14th July 2007
Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea
14th July 2007
Good for insects but not for horses, so will have to be kept under control.
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Rattle
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Yellow Rattle
Rhianthus sp.
26th May 2007
Yellow Rattle
Rhianthus sp.
31st May 2008
Yellow Rattle seed head (rattle)
Rhianthus sp.
14th July 2007
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St John's Wort
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St John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum
7th July 2007
St John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum
30th July 2007
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Scabious
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Field Scabious - inflorescence
Knautia arvensis
30th July 2007
Field Scabious - inflorescence
Knautia arvensis
30th July 2007
Field Scabious - seed head
Knautia arvensis
30th July 2007
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Field Scabious - plant
Knautia arvensis
30th July 2007
Field Scabious - detail
Knautia arvensis
30th July 2007
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Sorrel
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Sorrel - closeup of seeds
Rumex acetosa
14th July 2007
Sorrel -plant
Rumex acetosa
14th July 2007
Sorrel - leaf
Rumex acetosa
14th July 2007
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Sowthistle
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Common Sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus
26th May 2007
Common Sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus
26th May 2007
Common Sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus
7th July 2007
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Speedwell
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Common Field Speedwell
Veronica persica
18th May 2007
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Germander Speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys
3rd August 2007
Germander Speedwell leaf
Veronica chamaedrys
3rd August 2007
The Common field version has a notably pale lower petal.
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Spurge
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Sun Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia
7th July 2007
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Stitchwort
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Lesser Stitchwort
Stellaria graminea
5th June 2006
Wood Stitchwort
Stellaria nemorum
26th May 2007
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Greater Stitchwort?
Stellaria holostea
3rd August 2007
Greater Stitchwort?
Stellaria holostea
3rd August 2007
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Thistle
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Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
7th July 2007
Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
7th July 2007
Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
7th July 2007
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Stemless Thistle?
Cirsium acaulon
7th July 2007
Musk Thistle
Carduus nutans
31st May 2008
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Toadflax
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Common Toadflax - flowers
Linaria vulgaris
11th June 2007
Common Toadflax - leaves
Linaria vulgaris
3rd August 2007
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Vetch
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Common Vetch
Vicia sativa
26th May 2007
Common Vetch
Vicia sativa
31st May 2008
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Tufted Vetch - flowers
Vicia cracca
28th July 2007
Tufted Vetch - leaves
Vicia cracca
28th July 2007
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Vetchling
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Meadow Vetchling
Lathyrus pratensis
14th July 2007
Meadow Vetchling - leaves
Lathyrus pratensis
14th July 2007
Meadow Vetchling - seed pods
Lathyrus pratensis
14th July 2007
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Willowherb
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Broad-leaved Willowherb
Epilobium montanum
14th July 2007
Broad-leaved Willowherb
Epilobium montanum
14th July 2007
Broad-leaved Willowherb
Epilobium montanum
14th July 2007
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Woundwort
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Hedge Woundwort
Stachys sylvatica
11th June 2007
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Yarrow
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Yarrow - flowers
Achillea millefolium
14th July 2007
Yarrow - leaf
Achillea millefolium
14th July 2007



Photographs:
Peter Land
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