Habitat: Lawns

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Creeping Buttercup

Flower: 5 glossy yellow petals on furrowed stalks, up to 3cm wide and with spreading sepals. Fruit: A cluster of achenes, no larger than half a centimetre across. Leaves: Dark green and triangular-shaped with 3 deeply cut lobes, the end lobe being long-stalked.

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Common Cat's-ear

Flower: Yellow dandelion-like solitary flowers, up to 4cm. Underside has green-greyish florets. Leafless, unbranched flower stalk contains scale-like bracts at the top. Flowers similar-looking to Autum Hawkbi...

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Lesser Celandine

Flower: 7-12 glossy yellow petals up to 3cm wide, sometimes fading to white. Flowers only opening in sunshine.

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Creeping Cinquefoil

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals, buttercup-like with a notch at the end of each petal. Fruit: A head of dry greyish-brown tiny nutlets, or achenes. Leaves: Long-stalked, alternate, compound leaves, with stipules. 3 to 5 toothed leaflets. The leaves look very similar in appearance to those of Strawberry and Creeping Cinquefoil is often misidentified as St...

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Red Clover

Flower: Pink to purple, egg-shaped, very short stalk or unstalked, up to 3cm wide. Fruit: Egg-shaped pod, not hairy. Leaves: Each leaf has 3 finely toothed leaflets, the lower ones being stalked and upper unstalked. Leaflets often have a white crescent in their centres. Leaflets are variable in shape from round to linear an...

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White Clover

Flower: Dull white becoming brown with age, egg-shaped, up to 2cm wide. Fruit: A linear pea-like pod which contains 3 or 4 heart-shaped yellow-brown seeds. Leaves: The leaves are trifoliate which means that they are divided into 3. The leaves are long-stalked and individual leaflets are circular with fine teeth along the margins. The leaves often have pale green...

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Common Daisy

Flower: Solitary on leafless stalks, sometimes the white petals are red-tipped, up to 2.5cm. The eye of the daisy is yellow. The word Daisy is derived from the fact that the flower opens in the morning and sh... Fruit: Minute light brown seeds. Leaves: Round, simple and finely toothed, up to 4cm.

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Common Dandelion

Flower: Leafless flower stalks contain a milky sap. Yellow flowers, often reddish underneath, up to 6cm wide. Fruit: The fruit is a pappus. A spherical head of white seeds, often known as a 'clock'. The seeds are called 'achenes'. Leaves: Variable in shape and having basal leaves only. They have deep lobed, long leaves, up to 30cm. The word 'dandelion' comes from the French for 'Lion's tooth'. This is referring to the shape of the le...

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Crested Dog's-tail

Flower: One-sided stalked green spikelet, shortly awned. Fruit: Seeds, up to 4mm long. Leaves: Stiff green, wiry grass blades, long and narrow.

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Feverfew

Flower: Clusters of daisy-like flowers on leafy stems, short wide rays. Individual flowers up to 2.5cm wide. Fruit: Seeds, ripening in August and September. Leaves: Feathery 1 to 2-pinnate leaves, often yellowish-green.

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Annual Meadow Grass

Flower: Crowded green spikelets. Fruit: A seed-like caryopsis. Can be found in fruit the entire year round. Leaves: Pale green leaf blades, blunt-pointed ligule.

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Bermuda Grass

Flower: 3-6 spikes up to 5cm long, arranged in a fan shape. Unawned spikelets are one-flowered and purplish. Fruit: A brown seed-like caryopsis. Leaves: Simple, linear, elongated leaf blades, short and flattened. Jointed stems.

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Perennial Rye Grass

Flower: Unstalked slender spikelet, unawned. Green flowers alternating up the stem. Fruit: A dry, one-seeded fruit, ripening in 4 to 5 weeks. Leaves: Dark green, smooth. Glossy on the undersides of the leaves.

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Smooth Meadow Grass

Flower: 3-5 flowers per spikelet and crowded at the ends of the stem. Fruit: A dry, one-sided seed (caryopsis). Leaves: Dull green, narrow, wiry leaves, spreading outwards at the base. Blunt-tipped.

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Sweet Vernal Grass

Flower: Yellowish-green spikelet with a bent awn. Fruit: A single-seeded dry fruit (caryopsis). Leaves: Flat but pointed leaf blades, forming in loose clumps.

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Autumn Hawkbit

Flower: Small yellow dandelion-like flowers, similar to Common Cat's-ear but flowers being smaller and without the scale-like bracts at the top of the stem. Flowers up to 3.5cm. Fruit: Glossy brown achene with feathery white hairs. Not beaked. Leaves: Dandelion-like leaves in a basal rosette. The long, narrow leaf lobes are distinctively sharp-tipped.

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Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Flower: Small lemon yellow solitary dandelion-like flowers, reddish beneath and up to 3cm wide. Fruit: An achene with a pappus, up to 3mm long. Maturing to a purplish black colour. Leaves: Basal rosette of untoothed elliptical leaves. The undersides of the leaves are covered in soft white downy hairs.

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Black Knapweed

Flower: Purple and brush-like with brownish-black bracts, up to 4cm. Sometimes rayed and other times not. Fruit: A flattish, elliptical achene with short bristly hairs at the end. Leaves: Pale green, alternate, lanceolate leaves. The leaves also have sparsely toothed margins and short grey hairs.

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Common Knotgrass

Flower: 3-6 tiny flowers clumped together at leaf axils, tepals being either white, pale pink or pinkish-red. 5 petals. Fruit: Dark red or brown, 3-edged achene. Leaves: Alternate leaves which are oblong-oval and have pointed tips. Short-stalked and toothless margins.

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Field Madder

Flower: Tiny pale pink, 4 petals, surrounded by leaf-like bracts. Fruit: Egg-shaped, up to 3mm long, with 2 lobes that separate into oblong and slightly curved nutlets upon ripening. Leaves: The leaves are in whorls of 4 to 6 along the stems. Each leaf is linear and pointed, up to 8mm long.

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Pot Marigold

Flower: Large, orange, daisy-like, up to 7cm across. Fruit: A long curved achene. Leaves: Leaves can be stalkless or stalked. The alternate, untoothed and hairy leaves are narrow and rounded with a tip which tapers into a point.

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Pineapple Mayweed

Flower: Small yellowish-green, globular. No petals but 12-15 petal-like ray florets. Fruit: The flowers get lots of small brown seeds on them later in the year. The seeds (achenes) are light brown with 3 to 4 ridges on them. Leaves: Feathery and deeply cut, resembling miniature fern leaves. Alternate along the stems and up to 2 inches long. The leaves have got perhaps a few sparse hairs on them, but usually they are pretty much h...

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Scented Mayweed

Flower: Daisy-like flowers, smaller than Scentless Mayweed, up to 2.5cm. Greenish-white bracts which often fold backwards to give the flower the look of a shuttlecock. Hole inside the flowerhead. Fruit: Elliptical, 4 to 5 ridged, long achene (seed). Leaves: Alternate, feathery leaves. Pinnate. Smooth, thread-like leaflets. Short-stalked or not stalked at all.

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Scentless Mayweed

Flower: Daisy-like flowers, larger than Scented Mayweed, up to 4.5cm, also having greenish-white but brown-edged sepal like bracts. No hole inside the flowerhead. Fruit: Flattish, ridged achene (seed). Leaves: 2 to 3-pinnate, hairless, feathery, bristle-tipped leaflets.

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