Here are twelve of the plants that are flowering in the park, at the moment, in the middle two weeks of May. They are captioned with their local common names, their scientific names and a brief description of their habitat. The header picture is of red campion (Silene dioica) which grows in woodland and at the edges of fields.
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Bugle (Ajuga reptans) likes damp places at the edge of woodland.
Common daisy (Bellis perennis) grows in short grass everywhere.
Common vetch (Vicia sativa); a climber with tendrils; it grows among tall grasses
Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) grows along verges and in grassy areas.
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) found growing with nettles in hedges and waste places.
Germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) grows on banks and at the edges of paths.
Greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) grows in woods, roadside verges, hedgerows and grassy banks.
Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) a clump-forming creeper on banks and damp places.
Herb robert (Geranium robertianum); an annual that grows anywhere that offers open ground and a little shade.
Narrow leaved plantain (Plantago lanceolata)in found pastures, and in waste places.
White dead nettle (Lamium album) grows on roadside verges, waste grounds, grassy banks and anywhere the ground has been disturbed.
Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) growing with bluebells in woods before the trees are in full leaf
Photographs, unless attributed otherwise, by SMH.
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