Presentation on theme: "How Polluted?!: Plant ID guide Use this guide to help you identify the plants you find during Activity C. Other Gorse Dwarf shrubs Forbs Rosebay willowherb."— Presentation transcript:
Use this guide to help you identify the plants you find during Activity C. Dwarf shrubs Common heather Flowers 3 – 5 mm long. Petals separate and lilac in colour. Leaves very small, 1 – 2 mm long. Bell heather Flowers bell- shaped, 4–7mm long. Petals fused together and purple in colour. Leaves in whorls of three. Gorse Yellow flowers. Stems have long spines. Other Lichen Made of a fungus and an alga. Many different species. Occur in range of shapes and colours. Moss Small, simple leaves. Grow close to ground. Lack roots. Bracken Fern with triangular fronds. Does not flower, produces spores. Can reach over 1.5 m in height. Forbs Heath bedstraw Small, white flowers. 6 – 8 leaves appearing in whorls around stem. Rosebay willowherb Flowers magenta, 4 petals, 2 -3 cm wide. Reddish stems. Long and narrow leaves. Grows to 1.5 m. Tormentil Creeps along ground surface. Yellow flowers with 4 petals. Leaves divided into 5 leaflets. How Polluted?!: Plant ID guide
Dwarf shrubs Common broom Yellow flowers. Stems lack spines. Can grow up to 2 m tall. Has a 5-angled stem. Cross-leaved heath Similar to but shorter than bell heather. Leaves in whorls of 4 around stem. Leaf surface is downy. Bramble Flowers white or pink with 5 petals. Prickly stems. Produces blackberries! Forbs Bilberry Grows to 30 cm. Flowers greenish pink, petals fused. 4-angled stem. Small blueish-black berries. Sheep’s sorrel Small, slender plant to 20 cm in height. Flowers small, red, and arranged in leafless spikes. Heath milkwort Dark blue flowers but can be white, pink or pale blue. 5 – 20 cm tall. Scrambling growth form. Forbs Scarlet pimpernel Distinctive scarlet flowers. Flowers have 5 petals. Leaves are oval with a black dot on the underside. Wood sage Flowers pale greenish, yellow. Up to 50 cm. Often found in light shade. Leaves pointed, bluntly toothed. Harebell 15 – 40 cm tall. Pale blue, bell- shaped flowers. How Polluted?!: Plant ID guide
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