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Interesting Plants of Guernsey.

Bridget Ozanne & Charles David

Last updated 30th March 2012 (changed and new species with *)

Species list arranged alphabetically by Latin name

Species list arranged alphabetically by English name

Selaginellaceae
Selaginella kraussiana, Kraus's Clubmoss

Isoetaceae
Isoetes histrix, Land Quillwort

Ophioglossaceae
Ophioglossum vulgatum, Common Adder's Tongue
Ophioglossum azoricum, Small Adder's Tongue
Ophioglossum lusitanicum, Least Adder's Tongue

Pteridaceae
Anogramma leptophylla, Jersey Fern
Adantium capillis-veneris, Maidenhair Fern

Aspleniaceae
Asplenium scolopendrium, Hart's Tongue Fern
Asplenium x microdon, Guernsey Fern
Asplenium adantium-nigrum, Black Spleenwort
Asplenium x sarniense, Guernsey Spleenwort
Asplenium obovatum, Lanceolate Spleenwort
Asplenium marinum, Sea Spleenwort
Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort
Asplenium ruta-muraria, Wall-rue
Asplenium officinarum, Rustyback

Polypodiaceae
Polypodium cambricum, Southern Polypody

Papaveraceae
Glaucium flavum, Yellow Horned Poppy
Fumaria capreolata, White Ramping Fumitory
Fumaria muralis ssp boraei, Common Ramping-Fumitory
Fumaria bastardii, Tall Ramping Fumitory
Fumaria purpurea, Purple Fumitory

Saxifragaceae
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium, Golden Saxifrage

Crassulaceae
Crassula tillea, Mossy Stonecrop
Umbilicus rupestris, Wall Pennywort
Sedum acre, Biting Stonecrop
Sedum anglicum, English Stonecrop

Fabaceae
Anthyllis vulneraria, Kidney Vetch
Lotus tenuis, Narrow-Leaved Bird's-foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus, Bird's-foot Trefoil
Lotus subbiflorus, Hairy Bird's-foot Trefoil
Lotus angustissimus, Slender Bird's-foot Trefoil
Ornithopus perpusillus, Bird's-foot
Ornithopus pinnatus, Orange Bird's-foot
Vicia lutea, Yellow Vetch
Vicia bithynica, Bithynian Vetch
Melilotus albus, White Melilot
Melilotus indicus, Small Melilot
Trifolium repens, White Clover
Trifolium occidentale, Western Clover
Trifolium glomeratum, Clustered Clover
Trifolium suffocatum,Suffocated Clover
Trifolium fragiferum, Strawberry Clover
Trifolium striatum, Knotted Clover
Trifolium scabrum, Rough Clover
Cytisus scoparius, Common Broom
Cytisus scoparius ssp maritimus, Prostrate Broom

Polygalaceae
Polygala vulgaris & serpyllifolia, Common & Heath Milkworts

Rosaceae
Aphanes australis, Lesser Parsley-piert
Rosa spinosissima, Burnet Rose

Oxalidaceae
Oxalis pes-caprae, Bermuda Buttercup
Oxalis incarnata, Pale Oxalis

Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia portlandica, Portland Spurge

Violaceae
Viola kitaibeliana, Dwarf Pansy

Hypericaceae
Hypericum humifusum, Trailing St John's-wort
Hypericum linariifolium, Toadflax-leaved St John's-wort

Geraniaceae
Geranium rotundifolium, Round-leaved Geranium
Geranium herrerae, Alderney Geranium
Geranium molle, Dove's-foot Cranesbill
Geranium robertianum, Herb Robert
Geranium purpureum, Little Robin
Geranium yeoi, Greater Herb-Robert
Geranium maderense, Giant Herb-Robert, or Madeiran Cranesbill
Erodium moschatum, Musk Storksbill

Malvaceae
Malva arborea, Tree Mallow
Malva pseudolavatera, Cornish Mallow
Althaea officinalis,Marsh Mallow

Brassicaceae
Matthiola sinuata, Sea Stock
Nasturtium officinale, Watercress
Teesdalia nudicaulis, Shepherd's Cress
Cakile maritima, Sea Rocket
Crambe maritima, Sea Kale
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. maritimus, Sea Radish

Plumbaginaceae
Limonium binervosum, Rock Sea-Lavender
Armeria maritima, Sea Pink or Thrift

Polygonaceae
Polygonum oxyspermum,Ray's Knotgrass
Muehlenbeckia complexa, New Zealand Wire Plant
Rumex rupestris, Shore Dock

Caryophyllaceae
Honckenya peploides, Sea Sandwort
Cerastium diffusum, Sea Mouse-ear
Moenchia erecta, Upright Chickweed
Herniaria ciliolata, Fringed Rupturewort
Polycarpon tetraphyllum, Four-Leaved Allseed or Guernsey Chickweed
Spergularia bocconei, Greek Sand Spurrey
Silene dioica, Red Campion
Silene uniflora, Sea Campion
Silene gallica, Small-flowered Catchfly
Dianthus armeria, Deptford Pink

Amaranthaceae
Chenopodium chenopodioides, Saltmarsh Goosefoot *
Atriplex portulacoides, Sea Purslane
Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima, Sea Beet

Amaranthus deflexus, Perennial Pigweed

Aizoaceae
Lampranthus roseus, Rosy Dew-plant
Carpobrotus edulis, Hottentot Fig
Carpobrotus glaucescens, Sea Fig

Primulaceae
Anagallis tenella, Bog Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis, Scarlet Pimpernel

Gentianaceae
Exaculum pusillum, Guernsey Centaury

Boragaginaceae
Echium vulgare, Viper's Bugloss
Echium pininiana, Giant Echium
Anchusa arvensis, Bugloss
Trachystemon orientalis, Abraham-Isaac-Jacob
Myosotis ramosissima, Early Forget-me-not

Convolvulaceae
Cuscuta epithymum, Dodder

Solanaceae
Salpichroa origanifolium, Cock's Eggs
Solanum nigrum, Black Nightshade
Solanum chenopodioides, Tall Nightshade

Veronicaceae
Misopates orontium, Weasel Snout
Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove
Sibthorpia europaea, Cornish Moneywort

Lamiaceae
Ajuga reptans, Bugle
Clinopodium calamintha, Lesser Calamint

Orobanchaceae
Parentucellia viscosa, Yellow Bartsia
Pedicularis sylvatica, Lousewort

Orobanche purpurea, Yarrow Broomrape
Orobanche hederae, Ivy Broomrape

Campanulaceae
Jasione montana, Sheep's Bit
Trachelium caeruleum, Blue Throatwort

Asteraceae
Centaurea aspera, Rough Star-thistle
Pilosella peleteriana, Shaggy Mouse-ear Hawkweed
Gnaphalium luteoalbum, Jersey Cudweed *
Inula crithmoides, Golden Samphire
Chamaemelum nobile, Chamomile *
Erigeron karvinskianus, Mexican Fleabane, St Peter Port Daisy
Senecio vulgaris var. denticulatus, Rayed Groundsel
Senecio angulatus, Cape Ivy
Delairea odorata, German Ivy
Petasites fragrans, (Guernsey) Coltsfoot, Winter Heliotrope *
Calendula arvensis, Field Marigold

Apiaceae
Eryngium maritimum, Sea Holly
Eryngium campestre, Field Eryngo
Anthriscus caucalis, Bur Chervil
Aegapodium podagraria, Ground Elder
Aethusa cynapium, Fool's Parsley
Bupleurum baldense, Small Hare's-ear
Apium graveolens, Wild Celery
Apium nodiflorum, Fool's Water-cress

Alismataceae
Alisma plantago-aquatica, Water-plantain

Zosteraceae
Zostera marina, Eelgrass

Orchidaceae
Spiranthes spiralis, Autumn Lady's Tresses
Dactylorhiza fuchsii & Dactylorhiza maculata, Common & Heath Spotted-orchids
Dactylorhiza praetermissa, Southern-Marsh-orchid
Anacamptis pyramidalis, Pyramidal Orchid
Anacamptis laxiflora, Loose-flowered Orchid
Himantoglossum hircinum, Lizard Orchid
Ophrys apifera, Bee Orchid

Iridaceae
Romulea columnae, Sand Crocus
Romulea rosea var australis, Onion Grass
Iris pseudacorus, Yellow Flag Iris
Iris foetidissima, Stinking Iris

Alliaceae
Allium ampeloprasum, Wild Leek
Allium roseum, Rosy Garlic
Allium neapolitanum, Star of Bethlehem
Allium triquetrum, Stinking Onions, Three Cornered Leek
Allium vineale, Crow Garlic
Agapanthus praecox, African Lily
Amaryllis belladonna, Jersey Lily

Asparagaceae
Ornithogalum umbellatum campestre, Star of Bethlehem
Scilla autumnalis, Autumn Squill
Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Bluebell
Asparagus prostratus, Prostrate Asparagus

Juncaceae
Juncus capitatus, Dwarf Rush
Juncus acutus, Sharp Rush

Cyperaceae
Cyperus longus, Galingale
Cyperus eragrostis, Pale Galingale

Poaceae
Milium vernale ssp. sarniense, Dwarf Millet
Briza maxima, Greater Quaking-Grass
Poa infirma, Early Meadow-Grass
Avena barbata, Slender Oat
Aira caryophyllea, Silver Hair-grass
Aira praecox, Early Hair-grass
Ammophila arenaria, Marram
Lagurus ovatus, Hare's Tail Grass
Mibora minima, Early Sand-grass
Polypogon viridis, Water Bent
Alopecurus pratensis, Meadow Foxtail
Alopecurus geniculatus, Marsh Foxtail
Anisantha diandra, Great Brome
Anisantha madritensis, Compact Brome
Cynodon dactylon, Bermuda Grass

Photos from the Guernsey Biological Records Centre © B.J. Ozanne & C.T. David. For higher resolution or other pictures or information please contact the Guernsey Biological Records Centre, gsybiorec@cwgsy.net.

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