Woodland wildflowers of the Wye valley and Monmouthshire.

The flowers are arranged roughly in order in which they come into bloom, along with their common names. All photos were taken by me mostly in the local Wye valley, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire area. A few were taken further away  in Norfolk or the Poitou-Charentes region of France.

For more detailed information about a particular species, and for more photos you can click  the name. (If it is highlighted) Also click on the flower photo for a better look.

Please note that Ninewells wood a part of which belongs to us, is quite high and exposed so most flowers appear somewhat later than normal.

Finally can I recommend to you the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland which has masses of info, but particularly useful are their distribution maps. You just type in the name of a wildflower, common or scientific name and up comes a map of the UK which you can zoom into and see your area in great detail.

Spring flowers;

Greater Periwinkle

 

 

Woodruff

Early Purple Orchid

 

Garlic Mustard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Flowers (there is of course some overlap)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herb Bennet

Bugle

Cow Parsley

 

Wood Spurge

Wood Spurge

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Yellow Pimpernell

Shiny leaved Cranesbill

Wood Dock

Common Vallerian

Tutsan

 

 

 

Stinging nettle

Stinging nettle

woodsage

White Dead Nettle

Wood Spurge

Wood Spurge

Orpine

Heath Speedwell

Wall Lettuce

White Bryony

 

Foxglove

Foxglove

Greater Willow herb

Greater Willow herb

Sorrell

Sorrell

Catsear

Catsear ??

red

Hedge Woundwort

Figwort

Common Figwort

Hogweed

Hogweed

Slender St. John's Wort

Slender St. John’s Wort

Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy

Oxeye Daisy

Climbing Corydalis

Field clover

Field clover

Bird's foot trefoil

Bird’s foot trefoil

Selfheal

Selfheal

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Marsh Thistle

Autumn Flowers;

Autumn Crocus

 

Heather

Heather

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