Thursday, 6 February 2020

Viburnum Sp

6 February 2020
Golden Acre Park 

Viburnum is a genus of about 150–175 species of flowering plants in the moschatel family Adoxaceae. Its current classification is based on molecular phylogeny. It was previously included in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae. Wikipedia



6 February 2020
Golden Acre Park 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Winter Heliotrope (Petasites pyrenaicus)

21 Rodley Nature reserve 

Petasites fragrans This plant forms large patches of heart or kidney shaped leaves. It is dioecious but only the pale pink male flowers are found in Britain and they have very short petals (rays). It flowers as early as January, with only leaves visible after flowering.




Friday, 16 August 2019

Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis)

 16 August 2019 Scargill Reservoir

Leaves either pointedly toothed or rounded toothed. The leaves are also edged with a thin white border. Note hairs on underside of last-years leaves.




Thursday, 15 August 2019

Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber)





Garden 


Red Valerian was introduced in the 1600s from Europe, but is now naturalised in the UK. Its pinky-red flowers grow from old walls, roadside verges, railway cuttings and cliffs, and provide nectar for insects.


White Valerian  Nr Dog Mill Pond 



Lindifarne Northumberland 
30 June 2016





Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Hawkweed oxtongue (Picris hieracioides)




7 August 2019 Stainburn Forest
2 August 2019 Lindley Wood Reservoir 

2 August 2019 Lindley Wood Reservoir 

Water Starwort (Callitriche)

7 August 2019  Stainburn Forest
 7 August 2019 Stainburn Forest
2 August 2019 Lindley Wood Reservoir 

Callitriche stagnalis is a perennial aquatic vascular plant species. Also known as pond water-starwort, C. stagnalis, may thrive in a variety of aquatic and subaquatic habitats, specially those exhibiting slowly moving to non-moving water


2 August 2019 Lindley Wood Reservoir 

Curly Waterweed (Lagarosiphon major)



7 August 2019

Submerged aquatic plant with elongated stems forming entangled masses. Leaves linear, alternate, spreading and recurved, crowded towards the shoot tips, minutely toothed. Flowers pinkish, 3 to 4 mm.



Saturday, 3 August 2019

Bulbous Rush (Juncus bulbosus)


3 August 2019*


Grows on acidic soils such as upland bogs, damp heaths and often in shallow pools as here.

Leaves narrow and often jointed, bronze-coloured if floating. The plant is forked.

Fruits are Tri-lobed surrounded by six long pointed tepals.






Friday, 2 August 2019

Water-purslane (Lythrum (or Peplis) portula).

2 August 2019 Lindley Woods Reservoir

 2 August 2019 Lindley Woods Reservoir


2 August 2019 Lindley Woods Reservoir


2 August 2019 Lindley Woods Reservoir


Water Pepper (Persicaria hydropiper)

 2 August 2019




Bottle sedge (cared rostrata)


2 August 2019




Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus)

2 August 2019* Lindley Wood Reservoir

Medium to tall plant to 1.5 metres. Stems hairy, often reddish, with down-curved branches. Basal leaves large (to 50 cm) with hollow stalks. Flowers purple - flowerheads 15 to 18 mm (15 to 25 mm in fruit) the outside bracts green or purple tinged often cottony when young.

Bracken ( Pteridium aquilinum)

2 August 2019* Lindley Wood Reservoir

Bracken is a well-known deciduous fern. It is easy to recognise by its straw-coloured branching stem, which can reach over four metres in height in good conditions. When they first appear in spring, the delicate new fronds which slowly unfurl have been likened to shepherd's or bishop's crooks.