Flowers

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Common name Scientific name Gaelic name Picture Family Comments
Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria muir- dhroighinn Rose
Hemp-agrimony Euphatorium cannabinum Hemp-agrimony Daisy
Wood anemone Anemone nemorosa Wood anemone Buttercup
Angelica Angelica sylvestris lus-nam-buadh Carrot
Aster, Sea Aster tripolium Daisy
Mountain avens Dryas octopetala Mountain avens Rose
Bedstraw, Heath Galium saxatile Bedstraw
Bedstraw, Marsh Galium palustre Bedstraw
Bindweed, Hedge Calystegia sepium iadhlus Bindweed
Bittercress, Hairy Cardamine hirsuta Cabbage
Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata p˛nair-chapull Bogbean Bogbean
Bramble Rubus fruticosus dris nan smeur dubha Rose
Brooklime Veronica beccabunga Figwort
Bugle Ajuga reptans Labiate
Burdock, Lesser Arctium minus
Butter-bur Petasites hybridus gallan m˛r Daisy
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens Buttercup
Campion, White Silene alba Pink
Carrot, Wild Daucus carota miuran-buidhe / curran Carrot
Centaury, Common Centaurium erythraea Gentian
Charlock Sinapis arvensis an carran-buidhe Cabbage
Chickweed, Common Stellaria media Pink
Cinquefoil, Marsh Potentilla palustris seamrag ch¨ig-bhileach Rose
Cinquefoil, Spring Potentilla neumanniana Rose
Cleavers, Common Galium aparine Bedstraw
Clover, White Trifolium repens seamrag / bileag-chapail / saimir Pea
Cranesbill, Dovesfoot Geranium molle Geranium
Cranesbill, Round-leaved Geranium rotundifolium Geranium
Cuckoo Flower Cardamine pratensis Cabbage
Dock, Broad-leaved Rumex obtusifolius Dock
Dog's Mercury Mercurialis perennis Spurge
Elder, Ground Aegopodium podagraria Carrot
Everlasting, Mountain Antennaria dioica Daisy
Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium Daisy
Flax, Purging Linum catharticum lion Flax
Forget-me-not, Water Myosotis scorpioides Borage
Forget-me-not, Wood Myosotis sylvatica Borage
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea lus-nam-ban-sith Figwort
Field gentian Gentianella campestris Field gentian Pea
Golden-rod Solidago virgaurea Daisy
Groundsel Senicio vulgaris grunnasg Daisy
Hawk-weed, Mouse-eared Hieracium pilosella Daisy
Hawkbit spp. Daisy
Cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix Cross-leaved heath Heath
Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine helleborine
Narrow-leaved Helleborine Cephalanthera longifolia Narrow-leaved Helleborine helleborine
Herb Bennet Geum urbanum Rose
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium odharan Carrot
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum uillean Honeysuckle
Bluebell (wild hyacinth) Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell (wild hyacinth) Lily
Knotgrass Polygonum aviculare gl¨ineach bheag Dock
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica Dock
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris Rose
Loosestrife, Purple Lythrum salicaria Loosestrife
Lousewort, Common Pedicularis sylvatica an lus-riabhach Figwort
Lousewort, Marsh Pedicularis palustris Figwort
Marsh marigold (kingcup) Caltha palustris a' bhile-bhuidhe Marsh marigold (kingcup) Buttercup
Pineapple mayweed Matricaria discoidea Daisy
Common milkwort Polygala vulgaris Common milkwort Milkwort
Sea milkwort Glaux maritima Sea milkwort Primrose
Mint, Water Mentha aquatica Labiate
Monkey Flower Mimulus guttatus Figwort
Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina Moschatel
Mouse-ear, Common Cerastium fontanum lus-nam-mial Pink
Mouse-ear, Sticky Carastium glomeratum Pink
Myrtle, Bog Myrica gale
Nettle Urtica dioica feanntag / deanntag Nettle
Nettle, Red Dead Lamium purpureum Labiate
Nettle, White Dead Lamium album Labiate
Nightshade, Enchanters Circaca lutetiana
Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii Common spotted orchid Orchid
Early marsh orchid Dactylorhiza incarnata Early marsh orchid Orchid
Fragrant orchid Gymnadenia conopsea Fragrant orchid Orchid
Heath spotted orchid Dactylorhiza maculata Heath spotted orchid Orchid
Lesser butterfly orchid Platanthera bifolia Lesser butterfly orchid Orchid
Parsley, Cow Anthriscus sylvestris Carrot
Parsley, Upright Hedge Torilis japonica Carrot
Pearlwort, Knotted Sagina nodosa Pink
Pignut Conopodium majus cn˛-thalmhuinn Carrot
Pimpernel, Yellow Lysimachia nemorum seamrag-muire Primrose
Plantain, Greater Plantago major cuach-PhÓdruig Plantain
Plantain, Ribwort Plantago lanceolata Plantain
Plantain, Sea Plantago maritima Plantain
Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi Pink
Ragwort, Marsh Senecio aquaticus Daisy
Raspberry, Wild Rubus idaeus Rose
Redshank Polygonum persicaria Dock
Rockcress, Hairy Arabis hirsuta Cabbage
Rose, Burnet Rosa pimpinellifolia Rose
Rose, Dog Rosa canina Rose
Downy rose Rosa sherardii Rose
Sage, Wood Teucrium scorodonia sÓisde-coille Labiate
Sanicle Sanicula europaea se˛rsa luibhe / am bodan dubh Carrot
Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium lus-nan-cluas Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage Saxifrage
Saxifrage, Rue-leaved Saxifraga tridactylites Saxifrage
Yellow-mountain saxifrage Saxifraga aizoides Yellow-mountain saxifrage Saxifrage
Scurvy-grass, Common Cochlearia officinalis lus-nam-mial Cabbage
Thrift (sea pink) Armeria maritima ne˛inean cladaich Thrift (sea pink) Sea-Lavender
Shepherd's Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris Cabbage
Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica am meacan-ragaim Daisy
Sorrel, Sheep's Rumex acetosella sealbhag / biadh-eunain Dock
Spearwort, Lesser Ranunculus flammula glaisleun Buttercup
Speedwell, Common Field Veronica persica Figwort
Speedwell, Germander Veronica chamaedrys nuallach Figwort
Speedwell, Slender Veronica filiformis Figwort
Speedwell, Thyme-leaved Veronica serpyllifolia Figwort
Speedwell, Wall Veronica arvensis Figwort
Speedwell, Water Veronica anagallis-aquatica Figwort
Slender St John's wort Hypericum pulchrum Slender St John's wort St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort, Square-stemmed Hypericum tetrapterum St. John's Wort
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea t¨irseach Pink
Biting stonecrop Sedum acre Biting stonecrop Stonecrop
English stonecrop Sedum anglicum English stonecrop Stonecrop
Strawberry, Wild Fragaria vesca Rose
Common sundew Drosera rotundifolia lus-na- fearna-guirme Common sundew Sundew
Tormentil Potentilla erecta cara-bhil-a'-choin / leanartach / cairt-bhlÓir Rose
Trefoil, Lesser Trifolium dubium Pea
Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum Tutsan St. John's Wort
Twayblade, Common Listera ovata Orchid
Valerian, Common Valeriana officinalis an tri-bhileach Valearian
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium peasair-nam-preas Pea
Vetch, Kidney Anthyllis vulneraria Pea
Vetch, Tufted Vicia cracca peasair-nan-luch Pea
Vetchling, Meadow Lathyrus pratensis Pea
Water Dropwort, Hemlock Oenanthe crocata Carrot
Water-lily, White Nymphaea alba bileag-bhÓite / bioras / cuirinnein Water-lilies
Water-lily, Yellow Nuphar lutea Water-lilies
Whitlow Grass, Common Erophila verna Cabbage
Willow Herb, Broad-leaved Epilobium montanum Willowherb
Willow Herb, Marsh Epilobium palustre Willowherb
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica Labiate
American skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus American skunk cabbage Also known as Swamp cabbage and Yellow skunk cabbage.
Barren strawberry Potentilla sterilis Barren strawberry Also known as Strawberryleaf cinquefoil. Quite scarce on Lismore.
Wild garlic Allium ursinum Wild garlic Also known as Ramson, Ramsons and Bear garlic.
Bell heather Erica cinerea Bell heather Heath
Bird's foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus peasair- a'-mhadaidh- ruaidh Birdsfoot trefoil Pea
Black knapweed Centaurea nigra Black Knapweed Daisy
Blackberry Rubus fruticosus aggregate Blackberry
Bog asphodel Narthecium ossifragum Bog asphodel Lily
Common butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris badan- measgain Common butterwort Butterwort
Common dandelion Taraxacum officinale am beÓrnan-bride / caisear-bhain Common dandelion Daisy
Common dog-violet Viola riviniana fail-chuaich / dail-chuaich Common dog-violet Violet Also known as Wood violet.
Common ivy Hedera helix iadhshlat / eidheann Common ivy Ivy
Common rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium Common rock-rose Rock-Rose A rare plant nationally, though plentiful on Lismore – one of the islandĺs special species.
Creeping thistle Cirsium arvense Creeping thistle Daisy
Daisy Bellis perennis ne˛inean Daisy Daisy
Devil's bit scabious Succisa pratensis ura bhallach Devil's bit scabious Teasel
Early purple orchid Orchis mascula moth-¨rach Early purple orchid Orchid Flowers earlier in the year than other orchids with which it could possibly be confused.
Eyebright Euphrasia officinalis Eyebright Figwort
Fuchsia Fuschia magellanica Fuchsia Onagraceae
Fuller's teasel Dipsacus fullonum Fuller's teasel Also known as Card teasel and Common teasel.
Grass of Parnassus Parnassia palustris Grass of Parnassus Grass of Parnassus
Harebell (bluebell in Scotland) Campanula rotundifolia Harebell (bluebell in Scotland) Bellflower
Heather Calluna vulgaris Fraoch Heather Heath Also known as Scots heather, common heather or ling.
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Herb Robert Geranium
Lady's bedstraw Galium verum Lady's bedstraw Bedstraw
Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria grÓn-aigein Lesser celandine Buttercup
Marsh thistle Cirsium palustre Marsh thistle Daisy
Marsh woundwort Stachys palustris Labiate
Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris Meadow buttercup Buttercup
Meadow cranesbill Geranium pratense Meadow cranesbill Geranium
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria cneas-cuchulainn / lus-cuchulainn Meadowsweet Rose
Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Montbretia Iridaceae A garden escape, now common on the island.
Ox-eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare ne˛inean-m˛r Ox-eye daisy Daisy Also known as Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Primrose Primula vulgaris Primrose Primrose
Ragwort Senecio jacobaea am buaghallan Ragwort Daisy Poisonous to animals
Red bartsia Odontites vernus Red bartsia Figwort
Red campion Silene dioica Red campion Pink Also known as Red catchfly. Common on grassy banks, roadside verges and woodland edges throughout Lismore.
Red clover Trifolium pratense seamrag / bileag-chapail / saimir Red clover Pea Very common in old grassland.
Rosebay willowherb Epilobium angustifolium Rosebay willowherb Willowherb
Self-heal Prunella vulgaris lus a chridh Self-heal Labiate
Shining Crane's-bill Geranium lucidum Shining Crane's-bill Geranium
Silverweed Potentilla anserina Silverweed Rose
Snowdrop Galanthus Snowdrop
Spear thistle Cirsium vulgare Spear thistle
Summer lilac Buddleja davidii Summer lilac A garden escape.
Water avens Geum rivale Water avens Rose
Watercress Nasturtium officinale biolaire ab fhuarain / an dobhar-lus Watercress Cabbage Also known as Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
Water mint Mentha aquatica Water mint Grows in marshes, loch margins, shallow streams and very wet woodlands.
Whin Ulex europaeus onn Whin Pea Also known as gorse or furze.
Wild thyme Thymus serpyllum mionnt Wild thyme Labiate
Wood-sorrel Oxalis acetosella Wood-sorrel Wood-sorrel
Yarrow Achillea millefolium eÓrr-thalmhuinn Yarrow Daisy
Yellow iris Iris pseudacorus bogha-frois / bhogha-braoin Yellow iris (yellow flag) Iris Also known as Yellow flag
Yellow rattle Rhinanthus minor modhalan-buidhe Yellow rattle Figwort

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