Flowers of Northamptonshire


17 species of Flowering Plant regularly found in Northamptonshire

Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Very common
Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows
Supported by surrounding plants as its thin stem cannot support itself

Red Campion Silene dioica
Very common
Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows


Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Common
Habitat: Grassy places


Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria
Common
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows and grassy places


Sweet Violet Viola odorata
Common
Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows
Flowers can be white or more rarely lilac, yellow or pink

Primrose Primula vulgaris
Very common
Habitat: Woodland

Fermyn wood, Salcey Forest
Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor
Common
Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows
Flowers early in the year

Field Forgetmenot Myosotis arvensis
Common
Habitat: Disturbed shady ground


Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea
Very common
Habitat: Many habitats


White Dead-nettle Lamium album
Common
Habitat: Disturbed hadgerows and wasteland


Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
Common
Habitat: Damp grassy places
River banks and gravel pits

Daisy Bellis perennis
Very common
Habitat: Short grassland


Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Common
Habitat: Bare ground and wasteland
Flowers early in the year

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
Very common
Habitat: Grassland and wasteground


Bluebell Hyacinthoides nonscripta
Locally common
Habitat: Woodland

Short Wood, Salcey Forest
Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum
Common
Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows


Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common
Habitat: Grassy places and scrubland
Embankments along disused railway lines are ideal