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Wildflower identification; Place All Of Your Wildflower ID's Here
Topic Started: Jun 28 2010, 04:47 PM (19,105 Views)
celticsparrow-Jan
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This pretty wild flower was growing in the meadow at Shipley park,any idea what it is anyone please?

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Dovetail-Marg
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:hello1: Jan, I'm wondering if it's Chicory.

I'm sure that Judy will know for sure.
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I was thinking Chicory too
Then looked a bit closer. I think it is more likely to be lettuce as the petals are more lax than those of Chicory and they dont appear to have the distinctive notched tip.

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:hello1: Judy, I didn't know that wild lettuce had blue flowers, I thought they were yellow............you learn something everyday.......especially on NUK. ;) :grin:
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Thats a lovely wildflower Jan..I thought it was Chickory too.
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Davebutterflyman
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The White Melilot is a lovely looking flower Paula.
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Thats a lovely plant Paula.
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This i a shrub i moved some years ago,but i think its the first time its had berries on.
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Hi Jean, That is a Cotoneaster :grin:
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Good for winter feeding birds Jean.
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:thankyou: Judy i think i get this mixed up with the more common cotoneaster. :doh:
I have a feeling you have id this for me before. :oldlady:

:thanx: David i have lots of berry shrubs/trees its a good job as the weather has really turned cold :freeze:
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Not sure if I have Id'd that one or not but there are lots of different ones Jean, with very different growth habits and leaf shapes.
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Jean, I've got quite a big one in my garden, it's more like a tree now, and it's one of the best things I ever bought. I get loads of Fieldfares and Redwings eating the berries every winter.....I can't wait to see them again this year :fingerscrossed:
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This flower has got me puzzled. Photo taken earlier today at WWT Arundel in West Sussex. Growing on surface of low hedge alongside a pond. Any offers to identify ?

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Hi Mike :hi1:

They look like Michaelmas Daisies to me :thinking:
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Hi Mike, That is as far as I can tell, Aster turbinellus. A garden escape (most likely dumped) or deliberately planted for its autumn insect feeding ability.


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Hi Mike, That is as far as I can tell, Aster turbinellus. A garden escape (most likely dumped) or deliberately planted for its autumn insect feeding ability.


Many thanks dormousewatcher for pointing me in the direction of Asters. From photos I see that turbinellus is similar.
Surprisingly, there is an Aster listed in some guides to UK wildflowers; this is Aster lanceolatus, again very similar to turbinellus.
When next I meet up with the WWT volunteer who creates the displays in the Wetlands Secrets plant house, I will ask her about it.
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Could well be that they have planted A. lanceolatus. That would seem more likely choice given the location Mike.

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Is this a type of Coltsfoot?

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Dave, Is that flowering now/ last month or in spring????


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I think it was at the end of September Judy.
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