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Flowering Plants

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Abies alba


Field Maple - Acer campestre


Norway Maple - Acer platanoides


Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus

The shady Sycamore walk of summer turns to a blaze of colour in the autumn.


Yarrow - Achillea millefolium


Sneezewort - Achillea ptarmica

Sneezewort can be seen around the reserve through July and August.


Fool's Parsley - Aethusa cynapium

First recorded on a survey in July and August 2015


Agrimony - Agrimonia eupatoria


Bugle - Ajuga reptans

Bugle was one of the many plants that medieval herbalists regarded as a cure-all. Apparently it cured wounds and stabs, ulcers and broken bones.


Hairless Lady's Mantle - Alchemilla glabra


Narrow-leaved Water-plantain - Alisma lanceolatum


Water-plantain - Alisma plantago-aquatica


Garlic Mustard - Alliaria petiolata

It is also known as Jack-by-the hedge. This flower is not often seen on the reserve.


Ramsons - Allium ursinum

Ramsons or Wild Garlic show their white heads through the Bluebells in the late spring.


Alder - Alnus glutinosa


Grey Alder - Alnus incana


Scarlet Pimpernel - Anagallis arvensis


Wood Anemone - Anemone nemorosa

These flowers can be seen in spring.


Wild Angelica - Angelica sylvestris


Yellow Camomile - Anthemis tinctoria


Cow Parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris

This is not a common plant on the reserve. It can be found by the easy access hide.


Fool's Water Cress - Apium nodiflorum


Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris


Lesser Burdock - Arctium minus

These large plants, which can grow up to 3 metres high, can be found along Risedale Beck. The purple flowers can be seen from July.


Arum italicum

This plant was found growing in a large patch on the bankside of Risedale Beck.


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