identifying wildflowers and weeds

as soon as those curved middle leaves appear, you can confirm its buddleja, before the flowers appear, it's difficult to tell what the plant is, the round leaves are similar to wild garlic. I noticed this mid-July locally (Camden Gardens, north London) after previously only seeing it on the southcoast and putting it on my southcoast identification page. Control: Mulch to prevent plantains growing in the garden. Annual, can be difficult to pull out - quite strong roots. I saw this in the road around the corner, end of May 2018. MugwortThank you to reader Digeroo who has identified this as mugwort There were two of these so I left one and pulled out one. I think this must be great water dock, seen August 2018 along Regent's Canal. Weeds are wild plants in the wrong place. This Oxalis (below) which I pulled up the other day (Sept 2014) shows 1. how long the roots are which did made it difficult to pull up 2. how runners extend the plant 3. a tiny bud in the middle at the top. - update - pretty sure I've seen it flowering nearby last year (2016) but will check and take a pic this year (2017)Short-fruited willowherb, the fluffy bits at the top, just starting to show below, contain the seeds. This self-seeded between the paving stones on her patio recently but I'm not really sure when they started. Buffalo Bur. Hogweed and Hairy Bittercress, below, also see next 2 entries. Finally realised what it was. 2-3 rays/petals. You only need to learn about 100 broad patterns to recognize something about virtually every plant from coast to coast across the northern latitudes. I planted the seeds in pots which have been back and forth between our patios and didn't really keep track. I never noticed it specifically. There is nothing half so much worth doing as messing about with bulbs. I wasn't sure if these were bluebells or pendulous sedge, or indeed something else. I've just discovered it in a pot end of March 2015. And here is herb robert in bloom. It does have very early flowers. Bottom centre here is green alkanet. some smaller seedlings from another year (2017), quite close to a sea holly seedling (also don't know the seedling top right), they've appeared in other places, left ox-eye daisy, right anemone? These are a good example. The unknown plants are at the bottom of the page. the larger plant on the left has 4 leaves, the smaller plant on the right has 3 leaves and is the youngest sow thistle seedling I have, 2. some plants have a more well developed rosette than others, 3. full-size flowering plants have extremely variable heights, adapting to their conditions, as a very successful weed smooth sow thistle copes (and flowers) in whatever environment it finds (on a wall next door), an enormous smooth sow thistle with smooth shiny bright green leaves, March 2017, just down the road in Camden Gardens, this is in the garden nextdoor which now is only maintained by me and I like the pink flowers appearing in July so I've left it but it does spread a lot (by underground tubers I think my wildflower book said), the purple flowers look nice but it can be incredibly invasive. The example on the left in the pot below is like the one above but the 2 on the stairs are obviously a different type of willow, if indeed it is a willow, still not sure of either but I decided I wasn't going going to grow on a full-size willow tree so pulled them up. with those white bulbs underground. I saw this in Spitalfields, east London yesterday (23-6-2018). One thing I've recently realised about wood avens is that the young, first leaves at the bottom of the plant are differently shaped from the older leaves at the top. They form large clumps that prevent other plants from growing. They aren't keen gardeners but I thought I would have noticed! following year, to the right, other plants are nigella, and here's another pic, I wanted to make sure that red stem showed up clearly (the nigella has a red stem as well). I've seen this in a nearby park and yesterday (21-4-2017) off Hampstead Rd (major road from Camden Town down to the Euston Rd at Warren St). a tiny tiny prickly sow thistle, to the right, below, with the yellow flower, mid-July, only about 10 cm tall, after I pulled it out, this fresh green shoot is not the usual prickly sow thistle - although distinctive (prickly along the leaves) and identifiable if you examine it, a prickly sow thistle I noticed around the corner April 2017. ), you can thin them out. Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)I guess this is considered a weed in some circles, personally I love it and planted seeds a few years ago. I had to pull it out to show the entire plant. If you're not from Ontario, don't go away! Must be dug out or just cut above ground level if the roots have spread. Before you grab your digital pitchforks, read what I have to say Easy to pull out. It seems to have survived the winter, which was mild and turned into an established plant - that won't last long! This is my first year of these self-seeding. : Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families.) Honestly don't know how common it is actually in London. Common Daisy / Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis), Common Field-Speedwell (Veronica persica). Month before in April. I think this is geranium rotundifolium but I only saw it yesterday (14-10-2017) for the first time and I never heard of it before but the flowers do not match the other geranium wildflowers I know. I saw this on Hampstead Rd near Euston Rd in London. I potted it up and it's already produced some buds a few weeks later. I was looking at a weed on the other side of this lamp post when I noticed the small purple flowers on a geranium on the other side - unmistakeable as a geranium with those distinctive leaves. close-up of one of the spreading roots above, some sort of grass weed, goosegrass? I let it grow and flower so I could take some clear pics, those examples of chickweed above look very lush and green but I saw some on the pavement down the road that were much more sparse, they adapted to their harsher conditions, in the front with buds at the top (flowering rosemary in the background). The flowers are very thistle-like but the leaves are completely different. There is a purple-leaved variety of creeping oxalis. I don't know if that bee was on the great burnet - I didn't even realize a bee was in the photo until I was at my pc. this and the dryopteris fern act very weed-like, this self-seeding in a wall by the Regent's Canal near King's Cross, so I think they can be acknowledged as weeds. the plant above is shown below, towards the edge in the middle, these are along the Regent's Canal (acanthus on the right, pellitory-of-the-wall behind), as they develop more they should become identifiable, this looks like bristly ox-tongue but I have never seen small rosettes growing up a main stem like this, seen January 2019 at Rainham Marshes. I saw these yesterday (21-4-2017) off a nearby main road. This photo was taken after this bluebell finished blooming. Level of expertise needed Beginner. Black Bindweed/Wild Buckwheat (Fallopia convolvulus). It can be quite long as it tangles around something, even itself. I don't know exactly why I like knowing the names of the plants I … (thanks to Jacqui who explained they were 2 different plants), Black Bryony/Black Bindweed (Dioscorea communis). I saw this one at Spitalfields Farm (East London) the other day. I have never seen a Nepeta cataria plant for sale. I have a lot of creeping buttercup (left, below) at the moment and wanted to compare the flower to that of the clover (right, below) although it's not the clearest pic of the clover. (I think), still researching what kind, this is in the garden next door but I also just saw it on the pavement a few houses down the road, close-up of the flower on the above plant, Enchanters Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana). I came across this ivy in flower with lots of bees at RSPB Fowlmere last week (end of September 2018) and wanted to know which kind it was. I saw this lesser celandine with bronze leaves in new planting at Kings Cross so it's a garden plant, not just a weed. Test Garden Tip: Each plantain plant can produce more than 15,000 seeds. it sure looks like one. a few weeks later, yellow flowers on the verge of opening up, I don't know if this is ever considered a weed but in that location? Solanum rostratum. I saw this at a nearby park June 2019. Click on image to view plant details. I then stamp it onto the panel, then pick up the panel and rotate it to the diamond position and stamp again. Easy to pull out. Spreads but can be pulled out at the base. The leaves do have a similarity to foxglove but the alkanet has slightly stinging rough hairs whereas the foxglove is very smooth and soft. There are also pages about Hawkweeds, Hawkbeards and Hawkbits, Japanese Knotweed, and Lamiaceae (mint, nepeta, deadnettle, etc) as I had so many similar flowers I wanted to compare.The following are in alphabetical order. Often seen on buildings, roofs, etc. close-up of the 4-petalled flower in the centre, above it towards the right is a chickweed flower (more petals), the seed pods developing within the flowers, this is the initial rosette of a shepherd's purse plant, this plant (or plants) shows both the mature plant and that initial rosette, this is a tree seedling but in this location in a crack in the pavement round the corner from me, it's a weed (thanks to Mike (on FB) who helped with ID'ing this), coincidentally I also had this appear in a pot which I think is also silver birch. Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). another sprig showing flowers and seed pods. This is so much like smooth sow thistle but the flower is definitely  different although the lower leaves are quite similar. They are also bluebells, with the white bulbous roots. This is a small greater knapweed plant in March. I think this is usually upright but the plants I saw today (July 2019) were leaning over. It's only in hindsight I realise where they came from. Henbane. When identifying flower parts, it is best to start on the outside of the flower and work towards the middle like this: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil (s). I let them grow until they get invasive and compete with other plants then I pull them out. Smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)Annual, easy to pull out - roots much smaller than, for example, a dandelion which has thick and deep roots. I got most of it but some definitely broke off. There are over 400 types of bramble in the UK (according to one of my wildflower books) so it makes sense I have a couple of types. this shows the arrangement of the buds along the stem, I wanted to show a close-up of the lower leaves, the upper leaves are quite small in comparison. It has a large bulb and bulbils around the top. I don't know how long it was there but I presume not very long in that position so guess it grew and flowered quickly, unlike the one that self-seeded in my garden (see below) which never bloomed in 2 years. Wildflower Identification Tool. I've not seen it before. I've been looking at weeds for some years (at least since 2010) and have only just seen lesser celandine locally (February 2018) in a park across the road. The following is hairy bittercress. February 2018, I noticed a small creeping buttercup seedling in a pot and tried to pull it out. I let it grow because I like it but some may pull it out. The snowdrop may appear delicate but it is a hardy little plant, surviving snowfall and cold temperatures. I am sure that this came from bird seed (see above Bird Seed Weeds). I see berries? I bought it as a green manure some years ago but this one I saw in a park nearby (May 2019). The one above I grew from seed this year. In my efforts to show the earliest seedlings I wanted to show this. also couch grass or another grass? HOPS Press, LLC | Dirt Cheap Builder Books Reading about it, the first year the garlic mustard starts as a rosette of leaves and then grows taller and blooms in the second year. I continue to have rush seedlings appearing but now I know what they are. I've been weeding them out like mad but missed this one which has gotten to be 46 cm high. So I thought I would dig them up to be sure. rocket at the bottom), Ox-eye Daisyanother plant I sowed from seed as a wildflower but it can get invasive. I have a very painful reaction to this which lasts 12 hours. IDENTIFYING YOUR PHOTOS : We get a large number of emails with photos attached asking us to identify wildflowers. I saw this in a restricted access area near the Regent's Canal so although they aren't in focus I couldn't easily go back and re-take them. I got a few pots from freecycle and wanted to see what would grow, in this case chickweed! Here's a nipplewort seedling mid-April. One of the plants had very purple-red stems. I just pulled a clump out that was smothering my lily of the valley. I saw this lunaria today (18-1-2014) and thought it would be worth capturing the texture of the leaves and now that I've put the photo here I see how different the texture looks from the one above. It doesn't help control them but maybe it makes me feel more in control and looking at these plants has made me appreciate them as wildflowers. I saw this in a disused cemetary in east London May 2018. This was one of the first weeds I noticed and took photos of - and I still don't like! I don't know what makes leaves red like this, will try to find out more. I took the first set of photos August 2010 and have been adding to them on and off ever since. See more ideas about weed, weed identification, weed types. I've had people tell me they learned more in that two hour walk than in an entire semester of botany in college.". I noticed a restaurant on the High St has a couple of rush plants outside it. Small plants, surprisingly easy to pull out - until they turn into larger clumps that must be dug up. Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)I bought this as a "wildflower" at the garden centre (they were on sale so couldn't resist) but some may have this self-seeding in their garden. I pulled it up and put it on my front doorstep to take a pic. types of ivy leaves I have in my garden, I guess there was lots of ivy there when I moved here. I'll have to go back in the spring and take more pics. Weeds can vary a lot in their appearance and can have leaves, flowers, or seeds. Asymmetrical or irregular. At the time I didn't know as much about weeds and wildflowers, especially all these yellow-flowered ones. The flowers were 5.5 to 6 cm long on this one. I saw this at RSPB Fowlmere (Cambridgeshire) so adding here. January 2019, Rainham Marshes, I know this is the most difficult kind of identification - in the winter, no flowers and I've only seen it once and probably not again, but the leaves are quite distinctive. Henbane is an introduced plant from Eurasia with powerful narcotic properties. I grew it as a green manure next door although I don't know which specific variety. This is also on my Plant Identification page but it also behaves very weed-like, eg self-seeding and being a thug and difficult to remove. Don't think if you cut connection to the roots, you have killed it, you haven't! Uploading this again, since my other one got deleted and I know so many people love it, as do I. I own nothing. By that I mean Yellow Suckling Clover/Lesser Trefoil/Lesser Hop Trefoil (Trifolium dubium), or so I've just discovered by googling. the buds are looking more wall lettuce, I will see how they develop, the stems with the buds have grown, 10 days later. This second pic shows a much smaller plant (2 large leaves at the front) and interestingly some other weeds, back, right creeping buttercup, centre right stinging nettle and couch grass at the front and in the middle. as soon as that distinctive texture on the leaves is visible its identifiable as a teasel seedling, below on leaves of 4 and 5 cms, at this point its easy to pull them up if you don't want the teasels in that place, I let a few grow but not to the point where they take over, which they easily do, below the seedling from the bottom of the pic above, on the right when the seedlings have grown and have more leaves, on the left the texture of the leaves is just starting to show, strong and tough and difficult to remove, I like them as a wildflower but worry about them becoming invasive, flowers on a spear thistle in July, I love those flowers but this garden (a neighbour's) is close to being a solid block of thistles, although I do see a huge dock with brownish wilted flowers on the left, it's easy to see how weeds get out of control, close-up of a spear thistle before it blooms (end of June), thistle seedlings, not sure which variety but if I let some seedlings grow to see variety I need to keep them potted up so they don't get out of control, thistle leavesa comparison of thistle leaves, on the left creeping thistle, on the right spear thistle, I saw this rosette of a thistle yesterday (10-1-2016), think it's a spear thistle but will go back (it's along the Regents Canal) and see how it develops. I sort've thought they might be hyacinths - but the hyacinths are already in bloom whereas these are all leaves. The following spring (April 2015) it seems to have replaced the old leaves with this beautiful rosette of leaves. I won't pull it out until it flowers. "Weeds" are any plants growing out of place. Very difficult! The first one below I tried to pull out with the roots but it just broke off. I saw this along Regent's Canal August 2018. I don't know a common name for this. The following are hogweed. This Honesty (Lunaria), larger heart-shaped leaves) is another plant that self-seeds. I took this pic on June 11th and it's not in bloom yet. Annual, easy to pull out. I hope this photograph shows it clearly enough for identification, the leaves at the bottom are amongst a teasel. They are very similar. I saw these in the walled car park round the corner from me on 2-9-2017 so everything is gone but the berries and a couple of lone leaves. On the left is the coltsfoot, on the right a hollyhock and on the left and spreading through underneath is pellitory of the wall. I hope I know better now). rosettes of broad-leaved willowherb growing from the spreading rootsI noticed some broad-leaved willowherb plants in the back garden and when I pulled them up saw two different sprouts on the roots, red leaved (top below) and green (below in the pic below) and then close-ups of each in the following pics. On the outside of the … UNL Weed Publications Index; 2010 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska (240 pages); Cultural Practices to Improve Weed Control in Winter Wheat, G1389 a close-up of the leaves show the prickly edge. Dire Straits' Tunnel of Love video then and now, Yellow Suckling Clover/Lesser Trefoil/Lesser Hop Trefoil, Dove's-foot Crane's-bill/ Dovesfoot Geranium, Goosegrass / Indian Goosegrass / Wiregrass, rosettes and narrow-leaved ragwort and hoary mustard in east London December 2020, one who is tired of London (weed rosettes) is tired of life, Rosettes - extremely large and extremely small, leaf comparison: foxglove, borage, comfrey, green alkanet. It had a very large taproot, visible below. I noticed today (mid-June) that the wood avens were in bloom The following 3 photos show the wood avens flowers. Someone suggested pheasant berry / himalayan honeysuckle so I kept it for a year to see if it would flower. "Black Bindweed" can refer to tuberous Black Bryony or the annual Wild Buckwheat, each listed below. I saw this in St Pancras Old Church churchyard August 2018. Couch Grass. I didn't realize the "knots" above had the little white flowers but I hadn't taken close-up enough photos. "What people don't realize is that similar patterns exist for other families of plants as well. I've never seen it in my garden. close-up of the buds with some just starting to open, flowers in full bloom and some starting to wilt. those bumps or blisters on the leaves are a distinctive characteristic of bristly oxtongue. Now I need to go back and research which kinds they are. Will add more photos. Below are pellitory-of-the wall (back) and corydalis lutea (front), both of which I picture elsewhere. this is the most common one I have self-seeding in my garden, there is also the oriental poppy (papaver orientale) but I have not seen that self-seeding. Solanum rostratum. I saw this hart's tongue fern in a Regent's Park garden mid-November 2018 so not a weed in this instance. This is actually quite small, I found it difficult to take photos in focus, this one shows at least the bit at the end of the leaf that sticks out, will try again to take some more photos. I just about managed this one as the ground was wet. This fourth pic of dockweed shows a close-up of the flowers and how differently shaped are the upper leaves on the plant in contrast with the large lower leaves. It's appeared both in the garden and out, the pavement outside my house. It's useful in shady areas where it's difficult to get things to grow but it can also get invasive and weed-like. Chicory is a flower I love and I have it in my garden, grown from seed but while out walking through the "wild" area of Allen Gardens in Spitalfields (East London) the other day I saw some great examples and realised it's a weed in some circles, definitely a wildflower, so should include it here to help with identification. this was along the canal a few months before, in April, I was hoping to see if it had flowered but it was long gone after the weeks of drought, it wasn't right by the water like the one above, I presume it is gipsywort although it's so different from the fresh bright green example above. this shows how oxalis puts out runners which helps it spread so much, it loves the cultivated soil in my pots but that also makes it easy to pull out. Dynamic Drive, "Many people are familiar with the square stems and opposite leaves of the plants in the Mint Family. I love those purple flowers but it's quite small. This suddenly appeared, fully formed, in this clump next door (August 2014). General Weed Control Information. It's only advantage is it copes with the shade. I love these purple flowers. I saw this recently (30-7-2017) in my sister-in-law's garden in northwest London. Looking for life-changing resources? while pulling up this grass which had spread to one of my pots I noticed how red the bases of the clumps were, I never noticed that before, I'm wondering now if it is all couch grass or just a variation or detail I never noticed, will try to find out; although it's annoying I'm always happy it's relatively easy to pull out. (not to be confused with cleavers), crabgrass? the flower stems have a trianguluar shape, Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)this is the sort of thing you see springing up anywhere and everywhere, like buddleja, I cut off the branch above and it's grown back, surrounded by jasmine (photo taken from my neighbour's garden). I pulled this up by accident when I was attempting to make room to plant the small hollyhocks (see Seeds). Please don't ever use pesticides. I saw this along Regents Canal initially 30-4-2017 but just had to go back 2-5-2017 to get better pics. They were from previous flowers? I had this misidentified as a cut-leaved geranium as the leaves as so geranium-like but I realised the flower just wasn't geranium but musk mallow. I went back a week later to examine it further but it had been mown, sadly. before the longer stem with the flowers appear, close-up of the hedge mustard flowers and buds, seeing all that hedge mustard the other day made me re-consider the plant on the left which I had originally (mistakenly) called smooth sow thistle but I realise it is hedge mustard (prickly sow thistle on the right). US Wildflower's Database of Wildflowers for Kentucky Click on thumbnail for larger version of image, scientific name for detail page. a couple weeks later, the strikingly coloured stems are more pronounced. (in the middle is forget-me-not and larger leaves at the top, green alkanet), a bank of common fleabane plants, about 1 to 1.5 m tall. Here are a few I took today: I saw this growing on the pavement outside my house. I haven't seen the flowers of spotted medick yet, only the initial rosette and some development of that. It took a few years but it worked. I saw this at a train station in southwest London, first week of May 2018. Most of the year this looks like a weed but it does flower with "violet" flowers. But anything that is useful to bees, I think we have to try to live with. I saw this today along Regent's Canal (10-7-2018). 54 Absent at flowering : 253 Compound: 2- or 3-parted : 103 Compound: Palmate : 310 Compound: pinnate 1 time : 142 Compound: pinnate 2 times : 35 Compound: pinnate over 2 times : … I usually pull the oxalis up whenever I see it but one plant bloomed before I noticed it and then I realised I didn't have a pic here of the flower so I've taken one. This was my original cat's ear pic from 2011 and I'll be honest, I'm not sure if it's cat's ear. This site contains information and more than 8160 identification photos for 985 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, and other woody plants found growing in Kansas. They do look quite prolific. At this stage it looks as if it could be either. I did not realize at the time what it was. Eventually it weakens the plant. US Wildflower's Database of Wildflowers for Indiana Click on thumbnail for larger version of image, scientific name for detail page. First noticed Sept 2017, although I wasn't sure what it was. This is a guide to some common "weeds" / wildflowers in the average north London garden. Pellitory-of-the Wall (Parietaria judaica), Large clumps which must be pulled out at ground level. I'm not absolutely certain. (strawberries in the background). I was intrigued as the flowers do look like chickweed but the entire plant is a larger scale and the leaves quite different. I love Green Alkanet with its beautiful blue flowers in bloom very early in the spring, good for bees when little else is in bloom. It's younger and fresher than the one above (which was in my first set of weed pics), it got bent so difficult to take a pic in situ so pulled it up. 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