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Flowers in the early spring (March-April)

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COLTSFOOT Tussilago farfara.  Present along the edges of the lake.

Flowers before the leaves appear. Photo: 18th March 2006

DANDELION Taraxacum agg. Flowers throughout the grassland areas from early spring onwards. Early source of nectar for emerging bees and other insects.  Photo: 3rd April 2006.

WOOD ANEMONE or Windflower Anemone nemorosa. A very tiny patch,

in the forest.  Photo: 5th April 2006.

WOOD SORREL Oxalis acetosella. Occurs throughout the ancient woodland areas.   Photo: 3rd April 2006

LESSER PERIWINKLE Vinca minor. Present as a ground covering plant in Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve.  Photo: 3rd April 2006. EARLY DOG VIOLET Viola reichenbachiana. Found at Roe's Well and throughout the ancient woodland. Photo: 3rd April 2006.

WHITE DEADNETTLE Lamium album

Found along path edges. The deadnettles have square stems.

Photo: 27th April 2006. Sunnymede path.

RED DEADNETTLE Lamium purpureum.

Common on path edges and around the farm buildings. Flowers early spring to late autumn.

Photo: 8th April 2006. Retreat/Common Path.

YELLOW ARCHANGEL Lamiastrum galeobdolon ssp. argentium.

A garden escape, now naturalised in the woodland near Woolhampton Way footpath.  A deadnettle. Photo: 26th April 2005.

GROUND IVY Glechoma hederacea. Common throughout the woodland and edges. A deadnettle.  Photo: 4th May 2006. Angel Car Park.

EUROPEAN GORSE Ulex europaeus.

Once widespread on Cabin Hill, but now invaded by secondary woodland. Particularly noticeable along the Country park grassland edges towards the beacon. Flowers mainly December - June.

Photo: 8th April 2006.

IVY-LEAVED SPEEDWELL Veronica hederifolia.

Tiny single flowers with lilac coloured petals. Lobed leaves are hairy. Common in the woodland edges in early spring.  Photo: 8th April 2006.

CHERRY PLUM Prunus cerasifera. Small white blossom appearing before the leaves. Occurs on woodland edges near the Camelot and in Hainault Lodge Nature Reserve. In flower before the Blackthorn and Hawthorn. Photo: 5th April 2006.  GOLDILOCKS BUTTERCUP Ranunculus auricomus. Found in the woodland around Roe's Well. The flower often has odd shapes petals and some may be missing. Photo: 26th April 2006.

LESSER CELANDINE Ranunculus ficaria. Found throughout the woodland especially where damp. Photo: 2nd April 2004. Sheepwater.        

DAISY Bellis perennis.

Found in short tuft  in most grassland areas.

Photo: 22nd April 2006. Angel car park.

 
SNOWDROPS Galanthus nivalis. On Hog Hill, woodland on golf course and old reservoir site. Photo: 20th February 2017