Wild Flowers Galleries


Photographs in the galleries below show more than 130 of the flowering plants found in Selsdon Wood - listed in alphabetical order of common name. All have been taken within our wood - dates given in the captions. There are a number of species which we believe can be found in Selsdon Wood but we have not yet been able to find or photograph them. These are shown in red on the alphabetical lists at the top of each gallery. If you can find any of them and send us a photograph we would love to hear from you:-)

A full check-list of all the flowers found in Selsdon Wood can be downloaded from the link below. This has information about  the months in which the plant is in flower, the location and the years in which it has been observed. It also shows which flowers have been spotted this year and the date on which they were first seen in flower.

Also below are illustrated guides to the flowers assorted by colour. We hope you enjoy using these for identification.

Wild Flowers Full List 17.4.20.pdf Wild Flowers Full List 17.4.20.pdf
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Blue:Purple Flowers.pdf Blue:Purple Flowers.pdf
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White:Cream Flowers.pdf White:Cream Flowers.pdf
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Flowers A (4 species photographed)

---- Agrimony (2) ---- Alkanet, Green (2) ---- Anemone, Wood (3) ---- Angelica ---- Archangel, Yellow (2) ----

Flowers B

---- Bartsia, Red (3) ---- Basil, Wild ---- Bedstraw, Hedge (2) ---- Bedstraw, Lady’s ---- Bindweed, Field (3) ---- Bindweed, Great ----

---- Bittercress, Hairy (2) ---- Bittercress, Wavy ---- Bittersweet/Woody Nightshade (2) ---- Bluebell (2) ---- Bramble/Blackberry (3) ----

---- Bryony, Black (2) ---- Bryony, White (2) ---- Bugle (2) ---- Burdock, Greater (3) ---- Burnet, Salad ---- Buttercup, Bulbous (3) --

---- Buttercup, Creeping (2) ---- Buttercup, Goldilocks (2) ---- Buttercup, Meadow (2) ----


See this article from Janet Sharp for more about Bluebells.

Flowers C

---- Campion, Bladder (2) ---- Campion, Red ---- Campion, White ---- Carrot, Wild (3) ---- Catsear, Common (2) ---- Celandine ---- Charlock (2) ----

---- Chickweed, Common ---- Cinquefoil ---- Cleavers/Goosegrass (2) ---- Clover, Red ---- Clover, White (2) ---- Columbine (2) ---- Comfrey (2) ----

---- Cow Parsley (3) ---- Cowslip ---- Cranesbill, Cut-leaved ---- Cranesbill, Hedgerow (2) ---- Crocus ---- Cuckoo Flower/Lady's Smock (2) ----

---- Cuckoo Pint/Lords & Ladies (3) ---- Currant, Downy (5) ----

Flowers D

---- Daffodil (2) ---- Daisy, Common ---- Daisy, Ox-eye (2) ---- Dandelion (2) ---- Dock, Broad-leaved (2) ---- Dock, Red-veined ----

---- Dog’s Mercury (4) ---- Duckweed, Common (2) ----

Flowers E - F

---- Elder, Ground ---- Enchanter's Nightshade (3) ---- Figwort, Common (2) ---- Forget-me-not, Common ---- Forget-me-not, Wood ---- Foxglove (2) ----

Flowers G

---- Garlic, Wild ---- Goatsbeard (2) ---- Golden Rod, Canadian (2) ---- Gooseberry ---- Grape Hyacinth ---- Ground Ivy (2) ---- Groundsel, Common ----

Flowers H

---- Hartwort (2) ---- Hawkweed/Hawksbeard/Hawkbit (2) ---- Hedge Parsley ---- Helleborine, Broad-leaved (3) ---- Helleborine, White ---- Hemp Agrimony --

------ Herb Bennet/Wood Avens (2) ---- Herb Paris (2) ---- Herb Robert (2) ---- Hogweed (3) ---- Honesty ---- Honeysuckle ---- Horehound, Black ----

Flowers I - J - K - L

---- Iris, Stinking ---- Iris, Yellow (2) ---- Ivy ---- Knapweed, Black (2) ---- Knotgrass (2) ---- Ling ----

Flowers M

---- Mallow, Common ---- Mallow, Musk (2) ---- Mallow, Rough ---- Marjoram (2) ---- Medick, Black (3) ---- Moschatel/Townhall Clock ----

-- Mouse-ear, Common ---- Mouse-ear, Sticky ---- Mullein, Greater (2) ---- Mustard, Garlic ---- Mustard, Hedge (3) ----

Flowers N

---- Narcissus (2)---- Nettle, Dead Red (2) ---- Nettle, Dead White (2) ---- Nettle, Hemp (2) ---- Nettle, Stinging ---- Nipplewort (2) ----

Wild Flowers O

---- Orchid, Bee ---- Orchid, Bird's nest ---- Orchid, Common Spotted (4) ---- Orchid, Common Twayblade ---- Orchid, Early Purple (6)

---- Orchid, Pyramidal (3) ---- Oxalis tetraphylla (4 leaved Pink Sorrel) ---- 

Flowers P - Q

---- Periwinkle, Lesser ---- Pignut ---- Pimpernel, Scarlet ---- Pimpernel, Yellow (2) ---- Pineapple Mayweed (2) ---- Pink Oxalis ----

---- Plantain, Greater/Broad-leaved (3) ---- Plantain, Ribwort (2) ---- Poached Egg Flower ---- Poppy (Common) ---- Poppy (Welsh) ---- Primrose (2) ----

Flowers R

---- Ragwort (2) ---- Raspberry (3) ---- Rattle, Greater Yellow (2) ---- Redshank ---- Rocket, Annual Wall ---- Rock-Rose, Common ----

---- Rose, Dog ---- Rose, Field ----

Flowers S

---- Sainfoin ---- Saint John's Wort, Hairy (2) ---- Saint John's Wort, Perforate ---- Saint John's Wort, Trailing ---- Sandwort, Three-veined ----

---- Sanicle (2) ---- Scabious (2) ---- Self-Heal (2) ---- Silverweed ---- Shepherd’s Purse (2) ---- Snowdrop ---- Sorrel, Common ---- Sorrel, Sheeps ----

---- Sow-Thistle, Prickly (2) ---- Sow-Thistle, Smooth (3) ---- Speedwell, Germander ---- Speedwell, Heath ---- Speedwell, Lilac Ivy-leaved ----

---- Speedwell, Slender (2) ---- Speedwell, Thyme-leaved ---- Speedwell, Wood ---- Stitchwort, Greater (2) ---- Stitchwort, Lesser ----

---- Strawberry, Wild (2) ---- Strawberry, Barren (2) ----

Flowers T

---- Thistle, Creeping ---- Thistle, Slender (3) ---- Thistle, Spear (4) ---- Toadflax ---- Toothwort ---- Tormentil ---- Traveller's Joy/Old Man's Beard (3) ----

---- Trefoil, Birds-foot ---- Trefoil, Lesser ---- Tutsan (2) ----

Flowers U - V

---- Vetch, Bush (3) ---- Vetch, Common ---- Vetch, Common Yellow ---- Vetchling, Grass (2) ---- Vetchling, Meadow (2) ----

---- Violet, Dog  (3) ----

Wild Flowers W - X - Y - Z

---- Willowherb, Broad-leaved (3) ---- Willowherb, Great ---- Willowherb, Rose-bay ---- Woodruff ---- Woodrush, Hairy ---- Woodrush, Narrow-leaved ----

---- Wood Sage ---- Wood-Sorrel (2) ---- Wood Spurge (2) ---- Woundwort, Hedge (2) ---- Yarrow ---- (3) ---- Yellow Bird's Nest (4) ----