Saturday, 13 September 2014

Bulrush (Typha angustifolia)

Further reading

Bulrush Family
12/9/14
Yeadon Tarn




Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Daisy Family
12/9/14
Yeadon Tarn

Flower


Leaves

Spiraea x (billardii )

This is a rather coarse shrub when not in bloom, but when in full flower, it is rather attractive. The stems are very erect and are tipped in a conical arrangement of rose-purple flowers all summer. Overall, the plant looks like a refined Spirea latifolia, the North American native Meadowsweet.


Rose Family
12/9/14
Yeadon Tarn


Plant

Flower

Leaves


Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus)


Gipsywort is a rather straggly perennial plant with slender underground runners and grows to a height of about 20 to 80 cm (8 to 31 in). The stalkless or short-stalked leaves are in opposite pairs. The leaf blades are hairy, narrowly lanceolate-ovate, sometimes pinnately-lobed, and with large teeth on the margin. The inflorescence forms a terminal spike and is composed of dense whorls of white or pale pink flowers. The calyx has five lobes and the corolla forms a two-lipped flower about 4 mm (0.16 in) long with a fused tube. The upper lip of each flower is slightly convex with a notched tip and the lower lip is three-lobed, the central lobe being the largest and bearing a red "nectar mark" to attract pollinating insects. There are two stamens, thegynoecium has two fused carpels and the fruit is a four-chambered schizocarp.[1]
Wikipedia  

Dead-nettle Family,

12/9/14
Yeadon Tarn


Plant/Environment

Flower

Leaves



Friday, 12 September 2014

Round-Leaved Mint (Mentha sauveolens)

Common Name, Round-Leaved Mint, Apple mint, Pineapple Mint

  1. Apple Mint
    Plant
  2. Mentha suaveolens, apple mint, woolly mint or round-leafed mint is a member of the mint genus Mentha that ranges through southern and western Europe and the western Mediterranean region. Wikipedia
  3. Scientific nameMentha suaveolens


Dead-nettle Family,
23/8/14
Baildon Moor

Flower

Leaves



Marsh Pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris)



  1. Hydrocotyle vulgaris
  2. Hydrocotyle vulgaris, also known as marsh pennywort, is a small creeping perennial herb native to N. Africa, Europe, Florida, and west to the Caspian region; in Britain it is the only native Hydrocotyle, ...Wikipedia
  3. Scientific nameHydrocotyle vulgaris
Ivy Family
23/8/14
Baildon Moor



Sharp-flowered Rush (Juncus acutiflorus)


  1. Juncus acutiflorus
  2. Juncus acutiflorus, also called Sharp-flowered Rush, is a rush or a grassy plant of the genus Juncus. As the name suggests, the plant has notable sharp-looking flowers, flowering between July and September. Wikipedia
  3. Scientific nameJuncus acuminatus

Rush Family
23/8/14
Baildon Moor


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

  1. Calluna
  2. Calluna vulgaris is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae. It is a low-growing perennial shrub growing to 20 to 50 centimetres tall, or rarely to 1 metre and taller, and is found ... Wikipedia
  3. Scientific nameCalluna vulgaris

Heather Family
23/8/14
Baildon Moor










Fat-Hen (Chenopodium album)




Goosefoot Family
23/8/14
Park/Patch of land

Plant

Leaf



22/7/14
Park/patch of land




Environment

Fig-Leaved Goosefoot (Chenopodium ficifolium)



Medium to tall, green, mealy plant. Leaves are three lobed with the central lobe much larger than the others and parallel sided. The uppermost leaves are generally narrower and unlobed. Flowers in a slender, branched panicle
Nature Spot
Goosefoot Family,
23/8/14
Park/Patch of land

Flower


Leaf