Thursday, 30 May 2013

Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)



 As the name suggests, Brooklime is a fleshy, succulent herb which grows in the wet margins of streams and ditches, and also in very damp soil. It is in bloom between May and September, producing spikes of bright blue flowers, but its leaves can persist all year-round. It is an ideal plant for wildlife pond margins as it is easy to control and provides cover for tadpoles and even sticklebacks.

Brooklime has large, rounded leaves and thick, juicy stems that are both creeping and upright. Its blue flowers are borne on the stems in pairs and are very small; they can sometimes be pink.
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Figwort Family

30/5/13
Park

Flower



Environment


UP DATE:June 5th 2013
Found at the park next to the pond,this is were the stream comes out into the pond from were I found the other plant growing.It goes under the ground through the grass.

Environment

Flower
29/6/14
Yeadon Banks

Environment 

Plant

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Forget-me-not:

Found at Park.
There are  50 species of Forget-me-not.. (Blue)
Further reading:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forget-me-not
Park

Flower

Dog Mill Pond
Found at Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits.




6/2/13
Burley river


Ramsons (Allium ursinum)

28/5/13
Found at park.
Further reading: 
Lily Family


flower
Flower

Environment
30/5/13
Found at Burley Gravel Pits



AAA have to rename this plant

Found at the Mill next to Dog Mill Pond.

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erodium_cicutarium

Flower


Environment

Laeaf

Green Alkanet: Pentaglottis sempervirens

Found at Dog Mill Pond.

Further Reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentaglottis_sempervirens


Flower
Leaf

Enviroment

Red Campion (Silene dioica)



20/5/15
Park/Patch of land






Pink Family
30/5/14
Flower


Leaf




28/5/13
Found At river Wharfe and Dog Mill Pond.


Flower
Flower
Upper leaf
Environment
6/6/13
Just coming into flower at the Park,down at the beck.

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3/7/13
Found at Eccup.
Seed pod