Wild Flowers
Addenda 2021
To see a World in a grain of sand,
And Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

William Blake



Link to Trees 2009 - 2021
Adur Nature 2021

Sussex Wild Flora
Wild Flora on Chalk  on  flickr

14 June 2021

Ox-eye Daisies

11 June 2021

8 June 2021

Nipplewort,
Fishersgate
Geranium,
Rough Clover
Southwick Beach

Adur Geraniums

1 June 2021

? Beaked Hawksbeard ?
Crepis vesicaria
Old Fort, Shoreham Beach

31 May 2021

Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil, Germander Speedwell
Mill Hill

On the southern top of Mill Hill, the first GreaterBird's Foot Trefoil was seen in flower.

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus is shorter and grows in dry grassland. Its stems are solid whereas the stems of Lotus pedunculatus are hollow.

28 May 2021

Greater Stitchwort, Garlic Mustard
Knepp

27 May 2021

Round-leaved Cranesbill
Geranium rotundifolium
Mill Hill


19 May 2021
Swathes of Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa, covered the lower slopes of Mill Hill on a cloudy afternoon inimical for watching butterflies.
Hawthorn was beginning to flower on the downs. Patches of Crosswort, Cowslips and Germander Speedwell decorated the area south of the Reservoir on Mill Hill.

Rough Hawkbit. Cowslips, Crosswort
Bulbous Buttercup, Mouse-eared Hawkweed
Mill Hill

18 May 2021

Common Vetch, White Campion, Cow Parsley
Mouse-eared Hawkweed

Germander Speedwell

Hawthorn was beginning to flower in the hedgerows. Swathes of Crosswort and Germander Speedwell decorated the Downs Link path verges in distinctive patches.
Downs Link:  Old Shoreham - Cement Works

17 May 2021

Dove's Foot Cranesbill, Common Vetch, Black Medick
Outskirts of Shoreham
Oxford Ragwort, Sea Campion
Shoreham Beach

Early May 2021

Cowslips, Garlic Mustard
White Deadnettle, Cow Parsley, Herb Robert

14 May 2021

 
 
 
 

Slender Thistle

12 May 2021

Hawthorn, Wayfaring Tree
Cowslips, Dog Violets
Mill Hill

Bluebells
Stanmer Park

10 May  2021

Garlic Mustard
Coombes Road near Cuckoo's Corner

White Deadnettle
Towpath to Cuckoo's Corner

7 May 2021

Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa
Mill Hill

31 March 2021

Coltsfoot

Cowslips
Downs Link:  Old Shoreham - Cement Works

Clumps of Cowslips were frequently seen on the verges of the Downs Link from Old Shoreham to the Cement Works.
 

29 March 2021
 
 

Red Deadnettle

Adur Recreation Ground

22 March 2021

Downs Link:  Old Shoreham - Cement Works
Cowslips, Coltsfoot, Sweet Violets
Lesser Celandine


Coltsfoot
Lesser Celandine

15 March 2021
 
 
2 March 2021
Primroses
1 March 2021

                                Marsh Marigold

Snowdrops

19 February 2021

Daffodils


11 February 2021

Wall Rue (an evergreen fern) on a Steyning twitten wall.

Asplenium ruta-muraria
 

Adur Epiliths
 

Maidenhair Spleenwort on a Steyning twitten wall.

Asplenium trichomanes

25 January 2021
 
 

Daffodils

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Wild Flower Reports 2020
 

Wild Flower Reports 2019 (1)



Wild Flower Reports 2016

Adur Nature Reports 2015


Wild Flowers 2008
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea (List)

Sussex Rare Plant Register



British Wild Flowers (photographs of all)

Parts of a Flower

Pollination Power

A Layman's Guide to British Wild Flowers

Botanical Latin

Wild Flower Society

List of the vascular plants of Britain and Ireland

Alphabetical LIst of British Wild Plants

Plant Glossary

Flower Terminology

Wild Flower Key



flickr

Sussex Wild Flora

Flora & Fauna on Chalk

Flora of the British Isles: A Photographic Guide



 
 

 

Prevalence Definitions (does not apply to birds):

TBI: To be identified

NEW ACFOR SYSTEM OF ABUNDANCE OVER A SPECIFIED AREA:

SUPERABUNDANT = 10,000 +
ABUNDANT 1000- 10,000
VERY COMMON = 500-1000
COMMON 100-500
VERY FREQUENT = 50-100
FREQUENT 10 - 50
OCCASIONAL 2-10
RARE = ONLY 1  or

Scarce 4-10 per year
Very Scarce 1-3 per year
Rare   less one than every year
Very Rare   1-3 records in total since 2000


Adur
 

Alexanders
Buttercups
Campion
Childing Pink
Cichorioid Daisies
Daisies
Dandelions
Geraniums
Glassworts
Hawkbits & Hawkweeds
Hogweeds
Horseshoe Vetch
Knapweeds
Mallows
Milkwort
Mistletoe
Orache
Orchids
Ox-tongues
Primula
Ragworts
Scabious
Speedwells
Stonecrops
Teasels
Thistles
Umbellifers
Violets



Books
 

Comparative Plant Ecology (book)
Interactive Flora of the British Isles: DVD ROM


SquinancywortLady's BedstrawVervainEyebrightWild BasilLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2009 web pagesLink to the Adur 2010 Nature Notes pagesLink to the Adur 2012 Nature Notes pages