Wild Flowers
Addenda 2018
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

from January 2015
Link to Trees 2009 - 2018
Adur Nature 2018
Sussex Wild Flora
Wild Flora on Chalk  on  flickr

14 January 2018

 Mixed, Red Deadnettle, Common Mouse-ear
 "The flower looks like Dog's Mercury, but the principal leaves are something else - probably a crucifer. There is also a Dock and a thistle leaf."
Comments by Peter on Flora of the British Isles: A Photographic Guide  flickr

On a cool (air temp > 8.2 °C with wind chill) clear day there was very little wildlife of note. On land disturbed by the tidal works at the southern end of the new Ferry Bridge, a few common "weeds" of  Dog's Mercury  Mercurialis perennis, Common Mouse-ear, Red Deadnettle and Groundsel were noted in the beginnings of flower without looking for them.

3 January 2018
Between the cyclepath and the River Adur at Old Shoreham, I noted Sow Thistle, Mayweed and Ox-eye Daisy in tattered flower as I was blown about by Gale Force 8 gusts of wind.

1 January 2018
As a leftover from last year, a diminutive Oxford Ragwort was just about showing a flower by the railway station, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Wild Flower Reports 2017

Adur Nature Reports 2017

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

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


Sussex Wild Flora

Flora & Fauna on Chalk


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

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