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Apr 30, 2014 12:29 PM

5x unidentified flora

Any help in ID'ing the flora in the 5 photos attached appreciated

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    Apr 30, 2014 2:55 PM (in response to TRW)
    Re: 5x unidentified flora

    Quick thoughts, in case they get you going in the right direction...

     

    1: sea purslane, Halimione portulacoides, perhaps

    2: Rumex perhaps

    3: Galeopsis, probably G. tetrahit

    4: can't think...

    5. Berberis vulgaris

     

    Mike

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    Apr 30, 2014 9:20 PM (in response to TRW)
    Re: 5x unidentified flora

    I think pic no 2 is possibly a Reseda sp (mignonette)

     

    No 4 could be an Echium, a variety of bugloss.

     

    Hope this helps.

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    May 19, 2014 2:22 PM (in response to TRW)
    Re: 5x unidentified flora

    Hi,

    I agree with Mike on pic 2 being a Rumex, leaf and seed characters will take it to species. I'm sure it is not a Reseda as they have obvious petals. The leaves are simple enough and flowers are right for Rumex sp.

     

    No.4 I am sure is a Veronica species - toothed margin to leaf; opposite leaves and 4 fused petals. The most likely species from the characters I can see here is V. officinalis. It is not in the Borage family as they have simple, alternate leaves with entire margins and 5 petals.

     

    No.1 might be common purslane - Portulaca oleracea or  Amaranthus blitoides - which are both recorded for Berkshire here so might be worth sending your pic to have it verified by the local BSBI vice county recorder Mick Crawley m.crawley@imperial.ac.uk Try to include the location and grid ref if you do...

     

    Cheers,

    Jen

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