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Old 26-06-12   #1 (permalink)
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Flowers

Been getting into my wild flowers this year.

Found the following species in our ancient woodland.

Stitchwort
Lesser Cellendine
Lords and Lady's
Duke of Normandy
Pink Campions
Woodland sorrel
Blue bells

Now, I know stitchwort is an indicator species but what is its significance.

Are there any other flowers I should look out for what are important?
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Re: Flowers

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Been getting into my wild flowers this year.

Found the following species in our ancient woodland.

Stitchwort
Lesser Cellendine
Lords and Lady's
Duke of Normandy
Pink Campions
Woodland sorrel
Blue bells

Now, I know stitchwort is an indicator species but what is its significance.

Are there any other flowers I should look out for what are important?
wood anemones are ancient woodland indicators too, I will dig out my list of them later. might even post a few photos for you tommorow.

good thread
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wood anemones are ancient woodland indicators too, I will dig out my list of them later. might even post a few photos for you tommorow.

good thread
I knew there was one I'd forgot.
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Re: Flowers

Here's some shot to be going on with.
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Here's some shot to be going on with.
Which is the odd one out. No prizes!
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Forgot the wood anenomes.
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Odd one out, Equisetum arvense, picture 3. Field horsetail. Can file your nails with that!
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Horrible stuff, horsetail... Hate it, I know I shouldn't but I do

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Re: Flowers

Nice thread Backpain. Looking to learn a lot more on this subject.

Any recommendations for a good book for identifying UK wild plants.
We have all sorts growing around us that I know nothing about.
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Nice thread Backpain. Looking to learn a lot more on this subject.

Any recommendations for a good book for identifying UK wild plants.
We have all sorts growing around us that I know nothing about.
I second that.
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