Portland Flora Part 1

Since moving to Portland I have come across plenty of fauna which I have recorded from day one (30 May 17). However it would be a shame not to include the wide variety of flora I have encountered. So below and on additional pages, I will add images of plants, flowers, trees, fungi etc. as and when I get the opportunity.

Portland Plant List  A - G

Arum Family

Lord-and-ladies, Arum maculatum

Lord-and-ladiesArum maculatum

Bedstraw Family

Hedge Bedstraw, Galium album

Hedge Bedstraw, Galium album

Lady's Bedstraw, Galium verum

Lady's Bedstraw, Galium verum


Borage Family

 Borage, Borago officinalis

Giant Viper's Bugloss, Echium pininana. 1st year it is in leaf. (Also known as Tree Echium and Pine Echium)


Giant Viper's BuglossEchium pininana. 2nd year and successive years it is in flower.

Green AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens

Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens

Russian ComfreySymphytum x Uplandicum (It is a cross or hybrid of Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and Rough Comfrey (Symphytum asperum)

Russian ComfreySymphytum x Uplandicum


Buttercup Family


 Possibly Bulbous ButtercupRanunculus bulbosus


Common Water-crowfoot, Ranunculus aquatilis

Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculus arvensis

Old Man’s BeardClematis vitalba (Also known as Travellers’ Joy and Wild Clematis)

Old Man’s BeardClematis vitalba (Also known as Travellers’ Joy and Wild Clematis)

Cabbage Family

Charlock, Sinapis arvensis

Charlock, Sinapis arvensis

Hedge Mustard, Sisymbrium officinale

Hedge Mustard, Sisymbrium officinale

WallflowerErysimum cheiri

Carrot Family


Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum

AlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum

Daisy Family

Common HawkweedHieracium vulgatum

Common HawkweedHieracium vulgatum

Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Common RagwortJacobaea vulgaris

Common RagwortJacobaea vulgaris

Goldenrod, Solidago virgaurea

GoldenrodSolidago virgaurea

Golden Samphire, Inula crithmoides

Hemp Agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum. Also known as 'Raspberries and Cream'.

Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus
Elm Family

Winged Elm, Ulmus alata

Winged Elm, Ulmus alata

Fern Family

Hart's-tongue Fern, Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart's-tongue Fern, Asplenium scolopendrium

Figwort Family

Common Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris (also known as Yellow Toadflax and Butter-and-eggs)

Common ToadflaxLinaria vulgaris 

Eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis

Ivy Broomrape, Orobanche hederae


Ivy Broomrape, Orobanche hederae

Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis (Also known as Kenilworth Ivy, Coliseum Ivy, Oxford Ivy, Mother of Thousands, Pennywort and Wandering Sailor)

Red Bartsia, Odontites vernus

Red BartsiaOdontites vernus

Yellow-rattle, Rhinanthus minor

Yellow-rattle, Rhinanthus minor


Flax Family

Pale Flax, Linum bienne

Pale Flax, Linum bienne


Gentian Family

Common Centaury, Centaurium erythraea 

Common CentauryCentaurium erythraea 

Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata

Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata

Geranium Family

Cut-leaved Cranesbill, Geranium dissectum

Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum (Also known as Red Robin, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Fox Geranium, Stinking Bob, Squinter-pip, Crow's Foot, or Roberts Geranium)

Grass Family

Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana

Pampas GrassCortaderia selloana

Portland Flora Part 2 - Portland Plant List H - P
Portland Flora Part 3 - Portland Plant List R - Y