Monday, 25 August 2014

Horse-Radish (Armoracia rusticana)


Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family (which also includes mustardwasabibroccoli, and cabbage). The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is now popular around the world. It grows up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, taperedroot.
Wikipedia 
Cabbage Family
31/7/14
Park/Pond




Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

The low-growing Field Pansy generally has pale creamy-yellow flowers with an orange flush on the lower petal. However, it does display a variety of colour forms towards violet, sometimes making it difficult to tell apart from the Wild Pansy, with which it also hybridises. Field Pansies are annuals.
The Wildlife Trust

Violet Family,

31/7/14
Park/Patch of land

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)



Medium to tall erect patch forming plant. Minutely downy. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4 opposite. Flowers yellow, 18 to 26 mm borne in clusters at the bases of upper leaf whorls. Petal lobes broad fringed with glandular hairs.
Nature Spot
Primrose Family,
31/7/14
Park/ Old Nursing Home

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Canadian Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)


Daisy Family,
29/7/14
Park/Patch of land

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Flower



Spear-leaved Orache (Atriplex)




Spreading, prostrate to erect, medium tall plant. Green mealy when young often reddening with age. Leaves arrow shaped generally not mealy, with the basal lobes at right angles to the stalks. Flowers in fairly dense panicles, leafy below. Fruits enclosed in triangular toothed bracts.
Nature Spot
Goosefoot Family
29/7/14
Park/Patch of land

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Environment 


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Pale Pericardia (Persicaria lapathifolia)



Pale persicaria (Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre, syn. Polygonum lapathifolium L.) is a plant of the family Polygonaceae. It is closely related to Redshank and as such is considered a weed in Britain and Europe. Other common names for the plant include pale smartweedcurlytop knotweed, and willow weed. It is a species complex made up of a great many varying forms, sometimes considered varieties. The environment also has a strong influence on the morphology of an individual plant.
Wikipedia 

Knotweed Family,

29/7/14
Park/Patch of land

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Environmwnt



Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)



  • Tanacetum vulgare
  • Tansy is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world and in some areas has become invasive. It is also known as Common Tansy, Bitter Button…
  • en.wikipedia.org
  • Scientific name: Tanacetum vulgare
  • Biological classification: Species
  • Belongs to: Tanacetum

Daisy Family, 

27/7/14  
Yeadon

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Environment

Leaf
17/9/14

Dog Mill Pond


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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Common Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa)


Scrophularia nodosa

en.wikipedia.org
  • Scrophularia nodosa is a perennial herbaceous plant found in temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere except western North America. It grows in moist and cultivated waste ground.
  • en.wikipedia.org
  • Scientific name: Scrophularia nodosa
  • Biological classification: Species
  • Belongs to: Scrophularia

Figwort Family,

27/7/14
Yeadon Town Hall

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Environment



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Environment

Plant

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Marsh Yellow Cress (Rorippa palustris)



Short to medium hairless plant, lower leaves pinnately lobed, often rather lyre shaped, the upper leaves unstalked, pinnately lobed to unlobed, with slight ears at the base. Flowers pale yellow, small 5 mm, sepals more than 1.6 mm long, the fruit sort, rarely much longer than its stalk.
Nature Spot

Cabbage Family,

25/7/14
Park/Patch of land

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