Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 30/06/20 Heracleum Mantegazzianum, common name Giant Hogweed. Family Apiaceae Status Non-Native Invasive Pest Details The sap of giant hogweed is phototoxic and causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters and scars. These serious reactions are due to the furanocoumarin derivatives in the leaves, roots, […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 23/03/20 Petasites Hybridus, common name – Butterbur Family Asteraceae Status Fairly frequent in suitable habitats throughout Britain, except in the far north of Scotland. Details Short to tall, hairy, patch forming plant that grows each year from a creeping rhizome. The leaves are large, […]

Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 20/04/20 Lamium Purpureum, common name Purple Deadnettle. Family Lamium Status Commonly Widespread grass and meadow edge plant. Details A member of the mint family this plant resembles nettles at first glance but with a softer (and sting free) design and clear orchid like purple […]

Geranium Robertianum, common names: herb robert, stinking bob, wild geranium Family Geraniaceae Status Commonly Widespread woodland and grassland plant. Details A low-growing plant, Herb-robert has five-petalled, pink flowers, and reddish stems. The deeply divided, lobed leaves are also tinged with red. Ten Acres Habitation Geranium Robertianum is found on the […]

Plantago Lanceolata, common names Plantain, Ribwort, Narrowleaf Plantain. Family Plantaginaceae Status Commonly Widespread typically on cultivated land. Details Plantago Lanceolata has spear-shaped leaves that form a rosette at the base of the plant. Short stems grow from its leaves, with compact flower heads that display protruding white stamens. The flower […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 25/04/20 Arum Maculatum, common name Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo Pint. Family Araceae Status Commonly Widespread woodland plant. Genus Arum are tuberous perennials with simple, arrow-head shaped leaves and tiny flowers hidden, at the base of a yellow or purple, club-shaped spadix, within a showy, […]