Monday, 30 June 2014

Marsh Ragwort (Senecio aquaticus)



Marsh Ragwort is a native, biennial (sometimes perennial) herb, growing up to 80cm.
Flowers are bright yellow and up to 4cm across.
Inner bracts are green with white edges (just visible in picture 4) and outer bracts are blunter and green with dark tips.
Leaves are dark green and glossy. Lower leaves are more divided than the upper leaves.
The stem is branched and grey, green or purple.

Further reading
Daisy Family

29/6/14
Yeadon Banks




Leaf

Environment
Environment

Environment


29/6/13
Found on Yeadon Banks,middle field next to the Beck.
Further reading:

Flower



Plant

Environment

Environment

Leaf

Leaf
18/6/13
Before flowering.



Bud




Leaf

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Wall Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)

Further reading

31/5/14
Garden

Plant

Leaves/ Flowers

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)




Low to short, spreading often sprawling, hairy plant. Stems with two opposite lines of hairs. Leaves oval to oblong lanceolate, toothed, unstalked (or very short stalked) and in pairs. Flowers bright darkish blue with a white centre, 9 to 10 mm borne in opposite, stalked racemes at the base of the upper leaves. Capsule heart shaped with a hairy margin.

Grassland, roadside verges, woodland.


Figwort Family


12/6/14
Park/ Old Nursing Home


  1. Flower



Plant


Leaf


Monday, 9 June 2014

Broad-leaved willowherb (Epilobium)



Short to medium plant with a rounded stem. Leaves all opposite, the upper alternate, oval, usually toothed, and very short stalked. Flowers purplish pink, 6 to 12 mm, in lax racemes, the petals notched. Stigma four lobed.
Nature Spot

25/7/14
Park/ Patch of land




30/5/14
Park
Willowherb Family,

These flowers range from white to pale pink


Leaves

Plant

On this plant the flower is much pinker