Common Centaury Centaurium erythraea
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WILDFLOWERS AT WILDACRES

What beautiful wildflowers we have here in Ireland.

 

They are to be found in every habitat type from dry sand dunes to wet marshy ground and all habitats in between..

 

Is there a sight more stunning than that of a woodland of native broad leaf trees in dappled spring sunlight, with the forest floor a carpet of bluebells, or the electric yellow of the first spring celandines opening as the suns rays gain strength early in the year, or a mountainside carpeted in purple ling and bell heather. ?

Even to spot one of our many wildflowers in bloom in a ditch or side of a road can bring a smile on a damp spring or summers day. With modern intensive agricultural methods and spraying of roadside verges they have become a rarer sight in recent years. Though on a positive note, as a result of the biodiversity crisis there has been an upsurge in interest and appreciation of our wildflowers and thankfully a growing re-connection with our wildlife and countryside.

 

Hopefully this interest will further blossom and wildflowers will be planted and protected on a larger scale, for both us and future generations to enjoy.

 

Here we will log all our photos taken and document on an ongoing basis, all the wildflowers growing at Wildacres Nature Reserve.   

Buttercup Family

Creeping Buttercup : Ranunculus repens
Creeping Buttercup : Ranunculus repens

Creeping Buttercup : Ranunculus repens

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Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris
Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris

Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris

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Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa
Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa

Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa

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Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria
Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria

Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria

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Rose Family

Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria

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Bramble : Rubus fruticosus
Bramble : Rubus fruticosus

Bramble : Rubus fruticosus

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Dog Rose : Rosa canina
Dog Rose : Rosa canina

Dog Rose : Rosa canina

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Asparagus Family

Bluebell : Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bluebell : Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Bluebell : Hyacinthoides non-scripta

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Iris Family

Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris
Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris

Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris

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Daisy / Asteraceae Family

Dandelion
Dandelion

Taraxacum agg.

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Lesser Hawkbit
Lesser Hawkbit

Leontodon saxatilis

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Colt's-foot
Colt's-foot

Tussilago farfara

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Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare

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Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea
Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea

Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea

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Primrose / Primulaceae Family

Primrose : Primula vulgaris
Primrose : Primula vulgaris

Primrose : Primula vulgaris

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Pink / Caryophyllaceae Family

White Campion : Silene latifolia
White Campion : Silene latifolia

White Campion : Silene latifolia

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Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea
Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea

Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea

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Red Campion : Silene dioica
Red Campion : Silene dioica

Red Campion : Silene dioica

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Cabbage / Brassicaceae Family

Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis
Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis

Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis

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Speedwell / Veronicaceae Family

Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga
Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga

Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga

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Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea

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Dead Nettle / Lamiaceae Family

Water Mint : Mentha aquatica
Water Mint : Mentha aquatica

Water Mint : Mentha aquatica

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Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris
Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris

Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris

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Purple -Loosetrife / Lythraceae Family

Purple-loosetrife : Lythrum salicaria
Purple-loosetrife : Lythrum salicaria

Purple-loosetrife : Lythrum salicaria

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Pea / Fabaceae Family

Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis
Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis

Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis

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Greater Birds Foot Trefoil : Lotus pendunculatus
Greater Birds Foot Trefoil : Lotus pendunculatus

Greater Birds Foot Trefoil : Lotus pendunculatus

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Tufted Vetch : Vicia cracca
Tufted Vetch : Vicia cracca
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White Clover : Trifolium repens
White Clover : Trifolium repens

White Clover : Trifolium repens

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Red Clover : Trifolium pratense
Red Clover : Trifolium pratense

Red Clover : Trifolium pratense

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Gentian / Gentianaceae Family

Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea
Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea

Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea

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Arum / Araceae Family

Lords-and-Ladies : Arum maculatum
Lords-and-Ladies : Arum maculatum

Lords-and-Ladies : Arum maculatum

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Knotweed / Polygonaceae Family

Redshank : Persicaria maculosa
Redshank : Persicaria maculosa

Redshank : Persicaria maculosa

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Poppy / Papaveraceae Family

Common Ramping-fumitory : Fumaria muralis
Common Ramping-fumitory : Fumaria muralis

Common Ramping-fumitory : Fumaria muralis

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Willowherb / Onagraceae Family

Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum
Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum

Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum

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