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Two-spined Acaena

Flower: Globular flowerheads. Flowers are without petals. Each flower has 2 spines. White stamens. Fruit: The fruit is globular and spiny. The spines are purplish-red. Fruits measure up to 3cm in diameter. Leaves: A mat-forming perennial with bright green, pinnate leaves, up to 12cm long. The toothed leaflets are in 6 to 8 opposite pairs, plus a terminal leaflet. The young stems are hairy and often tinged red. ...

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Bog Arum

Flower: A greenish white spadix, up to 8cm long. Pollinated by flies. Fruit: Red berries in autumn. The seeds ripen in August and September. Leaves: A deciduous, evergreen perennial which grows in shallow water. The broadly heart-shaped leaves are dark green and glossy.

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Mountain Ash

Flower: White with cream-coloured anthers. Fruit: Tight clusters of red berries. Leaves: Deciduous. Similar to Common Ash leaves. Pinnate with toothed leaflets.

Video: Mountain Ash filmed in Adlington, Lancashire on the 9th July 2022.

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Yellow Azalea

Flower: Funnel-shaped, bright yellow flowers, up to 5cm across. Flowers appear together in dense clusters of 5 to 25. Pollinated by insects. Fruit: A dry, woody seed capsule, containing several minute seeds. Leaves: A bushy deciduous shrub whose leaves are oblong and turn red, purple or orange in autumn. Commonly seen as a garden plant in the British Isles but sometimes seen bird-sown in woods and on moorland. Th...

Video: Yellow Azalea filmed on Winter Hill, Lancashire on the 18th June 2022.

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Trailing Azalea

Flower: Solitary pink bell-shaped flowers with conjoined petals. 5 dark red sepals. 5 stamens. Fruit: A globular, 4-sectioned capsule. 3 to 4mm in size. Leaves: An evergreen undershrub with numerous, dark green, tiny but thick leaves. The leaves have inrolled margins. The undersides of the leaves are white and downy. The leaves reach 8mm in length. Perennial.

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White Beak-sedge

Flower: White spikelets, appearing in flat clusters. Clusters measure about 1 inch (2.5cm) across. Clusters are positioned at the top of erect stalks, each with a leaf-like bract below it. Spikelets within th... Fruit: Flower spikelets turn brown on maturing and each produces 1 or 2 flattened, oval seeds. Surrounding the base of the fruit are several hooked bristles. Leaves: Grows in tight clumps, with 3-angled stems at the tips but flat at their bases. The hairless leaves are alternately arranged along the stems. Perennial.

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Bearberry

Flower: White tinged pink, bell-shaped, up to 8mm. Fruit: Red berries. Leaves: Evergreen. Leathery and dark green, paler underneath. Oval and untoothed.

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Arctic Bearberry

Flower: Small white, bell-shaped flowers. Flowers are stalked. 5 green sepals and 5 fused petals.. 10 stamens. Pollinated by bees. Fruit: The fruit is a globular black berry, up to 12mm in diameter. Fruits are green initially, later turning red and then finally black. Leaves: Small oval, pointed leaves with finely toothed margins.

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Heath Bedstraw

Flower: Tiny, white, forming dense clusters, 4 petals. Fruit: Nutlets are brown and ovoid, hairless and with tiny dome-shaped warts. Leaves: Sharply pointed. Edges have minute forward pointing prickles. In whorls of 5-8 along the main stem.

Video: Heath Bedstraw filmed on Winter Hill, Lancashire on the 18th June 2022.

 

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A Mission - Scoring Action by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Ivy-leaved Bellflower

Flower: Pale blue, solitary, bell-shaped flowers, no larger than 1cm wide. The flower stalks are long (up to 4cm) and thread-like. The flowers are sometimes nodding. Fruit: The fruit is a capsule, about 3mm long. Leaves: A creeping, hairless, patch-forming perennial flower with pale green leaves. The leaves are variable in shape, some are kidney-shaped, some rounded and some are similar in shape to ivy leaves (but muc...

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Brown Bent

Flower: Reddish-purple flowers. Solitary, elliptical spikelets, up to 3.5mm long. Similar to Velvet Bent (Agrostis canina) but the flowers of Brown Bent are more densely packed. Fruit: The fruits of grasses are called caryopses. They are a kind of one-seeded, dry fruit. Leaves: A perennial grass species. Linear, flat leaf blades, up to 3mm wide. Blunt ligules. The similar looking Velvet Bent has sharper ligules.

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Bristle Bent

Flower: Yellowish-green flower spikelets. Fruit: The fruit is a caryopsis, typical of other grass species. Leaves: A conspicuously densely tufted grass with linear, hair-like leaves. The leaves are greyish. Perennial.

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Common Bent

Flower: Each plant has hundreds of tiny spikelets with only one flower per spikelet. Fruit: Seed heads are in open, loose clusters. Leaves: Very short grass despite often being called the tallest of the Bent species. Very flat, thin and ribbed leaves which taper to a point. Hairless.

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Bilberry

Flower: One or two reddish-pink bell-shaped flowers on short stalks at leaf bases. Fruit: Small, round, dark blue, flat-topped berries. No larger than 1cm in diameter. Leaves: Small, light green and short-stalked oval to elliptical leaves with netted veins. Leaf margins are finely serrated.

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Bog Bilberry

Flower: Clusters of pendulous pale pink, bell-shaped flowers. Bog Bilberry is a shy flowerer and flowers appear together in clusters of up to 4. Insect pollinated. Fruit: The fruit is a bluish-black berry. Fruits are bluer than those of the similar looking Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). 5 to 8mm in diameter. Leaves: A dwarf shrub with bluish-green, oval leaves, similar to those of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) but rounder and without toothed margins. The leaves are a more bluish-green and are paler beneath.

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Dwarf Birch

Flower: Greenish-brown erect catkins, up to 1.5cm long. Smaller than the catkins of Downy Birch and Silver Birch. Wind pollinated. Fruit: The fruit is a small winged achene (a type of one-seeded, dry fruit). In fruit from July to September. Leaves: Small, round, hairless and deeply toothed. They are downy when young. Up to 1.5mm across. The leaves turn yellow, orange or red in autumn.

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Bog-laurel

Flower: Flowers are cup-shaped and live together in clusters of up to 13. Each flower measures from 10 to 16mm in diameter. Flowers have 10 white stamens, each with a dark tip. Pollinated by bees. Fruit: The fruit is a capsule. The seeds ripen in September. Leaves: A perennial shrub with oblong to oval leaves, up to 1 inch (2.5cm) long. The waxy leaves are in opposite pairs along the stems and have inrolled margins. The undersides of the leaves are whitish. The ...

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Bracken

Flower: Bracken is a fern so does not have flowers. Instead, it reproduces using spores. Fruit: Spores. Leaves: Large triangular fronds, divided into 3 parts. Each part is bipinnately subdivided. The leaves when young look like 'shepherd's crooks', or 'croziers'. In autumn, the leaves turn yellow-brown and pers...

Video: Bracken filmed in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk on the 29th June 2022.

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Goldilocks Buttercup

Flower: Glossy leaves, up to 25mm across. Purple-tipped sepals. Many yellow stamens. Fruit: Clusters of very hairy achenes. Leaves: The long-stalked, alternate basal leaves are kidney-shaped and deeply lobed. Very short-stalked stem leaves. Perennial.

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Common Butterwort

Flower: Violet, on long stalks and up to 2cm. Diverging lower lip and a pointed spur. Fruit: Brownish-yellow capsule, ovate, with numerous small brown seeds. Leaves: Yellow-green star-shaped basal rosette with margins curled upwards. 3 to 6 succulent leaves, each up to 8cm long. Butterwort is an insectivorous plant. The leaves feel sticky to touch because the leaf...

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Great Butterwort

Flower: The flowers are deep purple and larger than those of the similar looking Common Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris). Flowers have 2 upper lobes and 3 lower lobes. Fruit: The fruit is a capsule. Leaves: A carnivorous perennial plant with a basal rosette of leaves. No stem leaves. The leaves have inward curling margins and are sticky, pale green and oblong. The leaves are almost identical to Common Bu...

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Cloudberry

Flower: A shy-flowerer. Solitary white flowers, 2 to 3cm across. Many yellow stamens. Pollinated by flies and bees. Fruit: Red berries (raspberry-like), later turning orange. The seeds mature from July to September. Leaves: The wrinkled leaves are alternate and divided into 5 to 7 lobes. Often grows amongst Bilberry. Perennial.

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Fir Clubmoss

Flower: Clubmosses are non-flowering plants. They reproduce by means of spores. Fruit: Solitary, unstalked cones at the top of the plant. The spores ripen in August. Leaves: A low, creeping plant with spreading, untoothed, scale-like leaves.

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Lesser Clubmoss

Flower: Lesser Clubmoss does not produce flowers. Clubmosses reproduce by spores instead of flowers. Fruit: Yellowish cones which appear on the ends of the branches. They blend into the surrounding foliage so are hard to notice. The spores ripen in July and August. Leaves: Soft and slender stems which are slightly erect. The leaves are finely toothed with minute ligules.

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Stagshorn Clubmoss

Flower: Clubmosses reproduce by spores. They are flowerless. Fruit: Long-stalked, yellowish-green cones, in pairs of groups of 3. The cones measure up to 3cm long and 0.5cm wide. The spores ripen in July and August. Leaves: Stagshorn Clubmoss has long, creeping, branched stems. The bright green leaves curl inwards and end in a point with a pale green or whitish hair. Evergreen.

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