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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Opium Poppy ( Papaver somniferum)





31/7/14
Park/Patch of land


27/6/13
Found at Woodside Quarry/Horsforth.

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Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)


Common Chickenweed
  1. Plant
  2. Stellaria media, chickweed, is a cool-season annual plant native to Europe, which is often eaten by chickens. It is sometimes called common chickweed to distinguish it from other plants called chickweed.Wikipedia
  3. Scientific nameStellaria media

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Park patch of land



25/7/14
Park/Patch of land



Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)



It is an herbaceous annual plant, which grows weakly erect and scrambling, with stalks about 10 to 50 cm long. Its pink 7 to 9 mm flowers appear from April to October in the northern hemisphere. They are two lipped and spurred, with sepals running a quarter the length of the petals.[1] The fruit is an achene. It contains alkaloidspotassium salts, and tannins. It is also a major source of fumaric acid.
Wikipedia 

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Park/Patch of land


11/7/14
Park/ Patch of land

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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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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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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




Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)




Cabbage Family
29/7/14
Park/Patch of land
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25/7/14
Park/Patch of land





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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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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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