Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Fair Isle flower list

The following list is provided by NBN Gateway and is largely based on the records of Walter Scott. It is hoped to update this list before too long.

Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort
Aegopodium podagraria Ground-elder
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent
Aira praecox Early Hair-grass
Alopecurus geniculatus Marsh Foxtail
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail
Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis tenella Bog Pimpernel
Anchusa arvensis Bugloss
Angelica sylvestris Wild Angelica
Antennaria dioica Mountain Everlasting
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal-grass
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley
Anthyllis vulneraria Common Kidneyvetch
  Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. lapponica
Apium inundatum Lesser Marshwort
Armeria maritima Thrift
  Armeria maritima subsp. maritima Thrift
Arrhenatherum elatius False Oat-grass
Artemisia vulgaris Common Wormwood
Aster novi-belgii Confused Michaelmas-daisy
Atriplex patula Common Orache
Atriplex prostrata Spear-leaved Orache
Avena sativa Oat
Avena strigosa Bristle Oat
Barbarea vulgaris Winter-cress
Bellis perennis Daisy
Brassica juncea Chinese Mustard
Brassica nigra Black Mustard
Bupleurum subovatum False Thorow-wax
Cakile maritima Sea Rocket
Callitriche hamulata Intermediate Water-starwort
  Callitriche hamulata sens.lat.
Callitriche stagnalis Common Water-starwort
  Callitriche stagnalis sensu lato
Calluna vulgaris Heather
Caltha palustris Marsh-marigold
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's-purse
Cardamine hirsuta Hairy Bitter-cress
Cardamine pratensis Cuckooflower
Carex bigelowii Stiff Sedge
Carex binervis Green-ribbed Sedge
Carex dioica Dioecious Sedge
Carex echinata Star Sedge
Carex flacca Glaucous Sedge
Carex flava agg.
Carex hostiana Tawny Sedge
Carex nigra Common Sedge
Carex panicea Carnation Sedge
Carex pilulifera Pill Sedge
Carex pulicaris Flea Sedge
Carex viridula subsp. oedocarpa
Carex viridula subsp. viridula Small-fruited Yellow-sedge
Cerastium diffusum Sea Mouse-ear
Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
  Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare
Cerastium glomeratum Sticky Mouse-ear
Chenopodium album Fat-hen
  Chenopodium album agg.
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
Cochlearia danica Danish Scurvygrass
Cochlearia officinalis Common Scurvygrass
  Cochlearia officinalis subsp. officinalis
  Cochlearia officinalis subsp. scotica Scottish Scurvygrass
Coeloglossum viride Frog Orchid
Crocosmia pottsii x aurea = C. x crocosmiiflora
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's-tail
Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot
Dactylorhiza incarnata Early Marsh-orchid
  Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. incarnata
Dactylorhiza maculata Heath Spotted-orchid
  Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. ericetorum
  Dactylorhiza maculata x purpurella = D. x formosa
Dactylorhiza purpurella Northern Marsh-orchid
Danthonia decumbens Heath-grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass
  Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair-grass
Drosera rotundifolia Round-leaved Sundew
Eleocharis palustris Common Spike-rush
  Eleocharis palustris subsp. vulgaris
Eleocharis quinqueflora Few-flowered Spike-rush
Elytrigia repens
  Elytrigia repens subsp. repens
Empetrum nigrum Crowberry agg.
  Empetrum nigrum subsp. nigrum
Epilobium ciliatum American Willowherb
Epilobium obscurum Short-fruited Willowherb
Epilobium palustre Marsh Willowherb
Erica cinerea Bell Heather
Eriophorum angustifolium Common Cottongrass
Eriophorum vaginatum Hare's-tail Cottongrass
Erysimum cheiranthoides Treacle-mustard
Euphorbia helioscopia Sun Spurge
Euphrasia arctica subsp. arctica
Euphrasia confusa Little Kneeling Eyebright
Euphrasia foulaensis an Eyebright
  Euphrasia foulaensis x marshallii
Euphrasia marshallii an Eyebright
Euphrasia micrantha Common Slender Eyebright
Euphrasia nemorosa Common Eyebright
Euphrasia officinalis agg.
Euphrasia ostenfeldii an Eyebright
Fallopia japonica Japanese Knotweed
Festuca ovina agg. Sheep's Fescue agg.
Festuca rubra
  Festuca rubra agg. Red Fescues
  Festuca rubra subsp. rubra
Festuca vivipara Viviparous Sheep's-fescue
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
Galeopsis bifida Bifid Hemp-nettle
Galeopsis tetrahit Common Hemp-nettle
  Galeopsis tetrahit agg. sensu lato
Galium aparine Cleavers
Galium palustre subsp. palustre Common Marsh-bedstraw
Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw
Gentianella campestris Field Gentian
Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Glaux maritima Sea-milkwort
Glebionis segetum Corn Marigold
Glyceria fluitans Floating Sweet-grass
Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed
Helianthus annuus Sunflower
Heracleum sphondylium Common Hogweed
  Heracleum sphondylium subsp. sphondylium
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire-fog
Honckenya peploides Sea Sandwort
Hordeum vulgare Six-rowed Barley
Hyacinthoides non-scripta x hispanica = H. x massartiana Bluebell
Hydrocotyle vulgaris Marsh Pennywort
Hypericum pulchrum Slender St John's-wort
  Hypericum pulchrum forma procumbens
Hypochaeris radicata Cat's-ear
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris
Isolepis fluitans Floating Club-rush
Jasione montana Sheep's-bit
Juncus articulatus Jointed Rush
Juncus bufonius Toad Rush
  Juncus bufonius agg. sensu lato Toad Rush agg.
Juncus bulbosus Bulbous Rush
Juncus conglomeratus Compact Rush
Juncus gerardii Saltmarsh Rush
Juncus squarrosus Heath Rush
Lamium confertum Northern Dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum Red Dead-nettle
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
Leontodon autumnalis Autumn Hawkbit
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
Ligusticum scoticum Scots Lovage
Linum catharticum Fairy Flax
Listera cordata Lesser Twayblade
Littorella uniflora Shoreweed
Lolium multiflorum Italian Rye-grass
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-grass
Lotus corniculatus Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Luzula campestris Field Wood-rush
Luzula multiflora Heath Wood-rush
Luzula sylvatica Great Wood-rush
Matricaria discoidea Pineappleweed
Matricaria recutita Scented Mayweed
Mertensia maritima Oysterplant
Mentha aquatica Water Mint
Mimulus guttatus Monkeyflower
Molinia caerulea Purple Moor-grass
  Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Montia fontana Blinks
  Montia fontana subsp. fontana
  Montia fontana subsp. variabilis
Myosotis arvensis Field Forget-me-not
Myosotis discolor Changing Forget-me-not
Myosotis laxa Tufted Forget-me-not
Myriophyllum alterniflorum Alternate Water-milfoil
Narcissus
Nardus stricta Mat-grass
Narthecium ossifragum Bog Asphodel
Odontites vernus subsp. litoralis
Odontites vernus subsp. vernus
Pedicularis palustris Marsh Lousewort
Pedicularis sylvatica a lousewort
  Pedicularis sylvatica subsp. sylvatica
Persicaria amphibia Amphibious Bistort
Persicaria lapathifolia Pale Persicaria
Persicaria maculosa Redshank
Persicaria vivipara Alpine Bistort
Phalaris arundinacea Reed Canary-grass
Phleum pratense Timothy
  Phleum pratense sens.lat.
Pinguicula vulgaris Common Butterwort
Plantago coronopus Buck's-horn Plantain
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
Plantago major Greater Plantain
  Plantago major subsp. major
Plantago maritima Sea Plantain
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass
Poa humilis Spreading Meadow-grass
Poa pratensis sens.lat.
Poa trivialis Rough Meadow-grass
Polygala serpyllifolia Heath Milkwort
Polygala vulgaris Common Milkwort
Polygonum arenastrum Equal-leaved Knotgrass
Polygonum aviculare Knotgrass
  Polygonum aviculare agg. sensu lato
Polygonum boreale Northern Knotgrass
Potamogeton polygonifolius Bog Pondweed
Potentilla anserina Silverweed
Potentilla erecta
  Potentilla erecta subsp. erecta
Potentilla palustris Marsh Cinquefoil
Primula vulgaris Primrose
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
Puccinellia distans subsp. borealis Northern Saltmarsh-grass
Radiola linoides Allseed
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus ficaria
  Ranunculus ficaria subsp. ficaria
Ranunculus flammula
  Ranunculus flammula subsp. flammula
Ranunculus hederaceus Ivy-leaved Crowfoot
Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. raphanistrum Wild Radish
Rhinanthus minor Yellow-rattle
  Rhinanthus minor subsp. minor
  Rhinanthus minor subsp. stenophyllus
Rosa rugosa Japanese Rose
Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
  Rumex acetosa subsp. acetosa Common Sorrel
Rumex acetosella Sheep's Sorrel
  Rumex acetosella subsp. acetosella Sheep's Sorrel
Rumex crispus Curly Dock
  Rumex crispus subsp. crispus
  Rumex crispus subsp. littoreus
Rumex longifolius Northern Dock
  Rumex longifolius x crispus = R. x propinquus
Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
Sagina maritima Sea Pearlwort
Sagina procumbens Procumbent Pearlwort
Sagina subulata Heath Pearlwort
Salix cinerea Common Sallow
  Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia Rusty Willow
Salix herbacea Dwarf Willow
Salix repens Creeping Willow
Salix viminalis x caprea = S. x smithiana Broad-leaved Osier
Schoenus nigricans Black Bog-rush
Scilla verna Spring Squill
Sedum rosea Roseroot
Sedum telephium
Senecio aquaticus Marsh Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea a ragwort
Senecio smithii Magellan Ragwort
Senecio vulgaris Common Groundsel
Silene acaulis Moss Campion
Silene dioica Red Campion
Silene flos-cuculi Ragged-Robin
Silene uniflora Sea Campion
Sinapis arvensis Charlock
Solanum tuberosum Potato
Sonchus arvensis Perennial Sow-thistle
Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-thistle
Sparganium angustifolium Floating Bur-reed
Spergula arvensis Corn Spurrey
Spergularia marina Lesser Sea-spurrey
Spergularia media Greater Sea-spurrey
Stellaria alsine Bog Stitchwort
Stellaria media Common Chickweed
  Stellaria media agg.
Succisa pratensis Devil's-bit Scabious
Taraxacum Dandelion
Thlaspi arvense Field Penny-cress
Thymus polytrichus Wild Thyme
Thymus pulegioides Large Garden
Trichophorum caespitosum s.lat.
Trichophorum germanicum s.str.
Trientalis europaea Chickweed-wintergreen
Trifolium hybridum Alsike Clover
Trifolium pratense Red Clover
Trifolium repens White Clover
Triglochin palustre Marsh Arrowgrass
Tripleurospermum maritimum Sea Mayweed
Ulex europaeus Common Gorse
Ulex gallii Western Gorse
Urtica dioica Common Nettle
Veronica filiformis Slender Speedwell
Veronica persica Common Field-speedwell
Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
Vicia sepium Bush Vetch
Viola palustris Marsh Violet
  Viola palustris subsp. palustris
Viola riviniana Common Dog-violet
Viola tricolor subsp. tricolor