Herbology Hunt for November - extra information

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impatiens glandulifera pink

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Found in Cheshire

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impatiens glandulifera Seed

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Found in Cheshire

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impatiens glandulifera pale pink

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Found in Cheshire

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impatiens glandulifera white

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Found in Cheshire

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Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam is a tall plant. The pink or white flowers appear in late summer. The seed pods when ripe will pop open if you touch the tip. The plants are annuals so start again from seed each Spring. They will often cover the banks of rivers or streams so nothing else can grow. Himalayan Balsam flowers were first only grown in gardens for their beautiful flowers but they escaped into the countryside. Other names for this plant are Indian Balsam and Poor man's Orchid.




Achillea millefoilum crosby

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Found in Crosby Dunes

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Achillea millefoilum orme

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Found on Great Orme

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Achillea millefoilum shotton1

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Found in North Wales

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Achillea millefoilum shotton2

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Found in North Wales

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Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow has very feathery leaves and usually has white flowers. The flowers can sometimes be pale or dark pink as well. It flowers through the summer and into autumn. It is a very common plant and can be found on roadside verges and in meadows. It can be found in towns and cities as well as the countryside.




Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

Found in Ireland

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Pineapple Weed

Pineapple Weed

Pineapple Weed

Pineapple Weed

Pineapple Weed

Pineapple Weed is quite a small plant and can easily be missed. The flowers are a yellowy green and have no petals. If you pick a flower, crush it between your fingers and sniff it, it will smell of pineapple. It grows on roadside verges, fields and in pavement cracks. It can be found in towns and cities as well as the countryside




Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Field Speedwell (Veronica Persica)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Field Speedwell (Veronica Persica)

Found in North Wales

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Field Speedwell (Veronica Persica)

Found in North Wales

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Field Speedwell (Veronica Persica)

Found in Cheshire

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Field Speedwell

Field Speedwell

Field Speedwell

Field Speedwell

Field Speedwell has blue flowers and flower nearly all year. If the weather isn't too cold you can sometimes find a flower in the middle of winter. The lowest petal is sometimes paler than the others but not always.




Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Found in Cheshire

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Matricaria discoidea frodsham

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Found in Cheshire

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Common Mouse-ear

Common Mouse-ear

Common Mouse-ear

Common Mouse-ear has white flowers and a hairy stem and buds. Although it can flower all year, Mouse-ear won't open it's flowers in very cold weather. You may have to wait for a warm day in November to see the flowers open up.

Added on 10th November 2018