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

Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris
Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris

Meadow Buttercup : Rannunculus acris

Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa
Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa

Wood Anemonoe : Anemone nemorosa

Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria
Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria

Lesser Celandine : Ranunculus ficaria

Rose Family

Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet : Filipendula ulmaria

Bramble : Rubus fruticosus
Bramble : Rubus fruticosus

Bramble : Rubus fruticosus

Dog Rose : Rosa canina
Dog Rose : Rosa canina

Dog Rose : Rosa canina

Asparagus Family

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

Bluebell : Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Iris Family

Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris
Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris

Yellow Iris : Iris pseudacoris

Daisy / Asteraceae Family

Dandelion
Dandelion

Taraxacum agg.

Lesser Hawkbit
Lesser Hawkbit

Leontodon saxatilis

Colt's-foot
Colt's-foot

Tussilago farfara

Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye Daisy : Leucanthemum vulgare

Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea
Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea

Common Ragwort : Senecio jacobaea

Primrose / Primulaceae Family

Primrose : Primula vulgaris
Primrose : Primula vulgaris

Primrose : Primula vulgaris

Pink / Caryophyllaceae Family

White Campion : Silene latifolia
White Campion : Silene latifolia

White Campion : Silene latifolia

Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea
Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea

Greater Stitchwort : Stellaria holostea

Red Campion : Silene dioica
Red Campion : Silene dioica

Red Campion : Silene dioica

Cabbage / Brassicaceae Family

Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis
Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis

Cuckooflower : Cardamine pratensis

Speedwell / Veronicaceae Family

Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga
Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga

Brooklime ; Veronica beccabunga

Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove : Digitalis purpurea

Dead Nettle / Lamiaceae Family

Water Mint : Mentha aquatica
Water Mint : Mentha aquatica

Water Mint : Mentha aquatica

Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris
Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris

Marsh Woundwort ; Stachys palustris

Purple -Loosetrife / Lythraceae Family

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

Purple-loosetrife : Lythrum salicaria

Pea / Fabaceae Family

Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis
Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis

Meadow vetchling : Lathyrus pratensis

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

Greater Birds Foot Trefoil : Lotus pendunculatus

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

White Clover : Trifolium repens

Red Clover : Trifolium pratense
Red Clover : Trifolium pratense

Red Clover : Trifolium pratense

Gentian / Gentianaceae Family

Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea
Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea

Common Centaury : Centaurium erythraea

Arum / Araceae Family

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

Lords-and-Ladies : Arum maculatum

Knotweed / Polygonaceae Family

Redshank : Persicaria maculosa
Redshank : Persicaria maculosa

Redshank : Persicaria maculosa

Poppy / Papaveraceae Family

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

Common Ramping-fumitory : Fumaria muralis

Willowherb / Onagraceae Family

Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum
Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum

Great Willowherb : Epilobium hirsutum