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Flowers of Northamptonshire

A selection of the Flowering Plants to be 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
Winter Aconite
Eranthis hyemalis
Locally common
Habitat: Woodland
Naturaslised from gardens, flowers very early
Delapre Abbey
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
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
Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
Common
Habitat: Grassy places
Coltsfoot
Tussilago farfara
Common
Habitat: Bare ground and wasteland
Flowers early in the year
Black Knapweed
Centaurea nigra
Common
Habitat: Grassland
Can be found flowering in November during mild years
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
Early Purple Orchid
Orchis mascula
Locally common
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows and grassland
Pyramid Orchid
Anacamptis pyramidalis
Locally uncommon
Habitat: Chalk grassland
Collyweston Delphs
Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common
Habitat: Grassy places and scrubland
Embankments along disused railway lines are ideal
Man Orchid
Aceras anthropophorum
Locally rare
Habitat: Chalk grassland