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Dorset wildflowers: by colour

Yellow or Orange     Blue or Mauve     White     Pink, Red or Purple     Green, Brownish or very small
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Yellow or Orange
Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria Wood Avens, Geum urbanum Balsam, orange, Impatiens capensis Bartsia, yellow, Parentucellia viscosa Bedstraw, lady's, Galium verum Bird's-foot-trefoil, hairy, Lotus subbiflorus Bog Asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum Buttercup, bulbous, Ranunculus bulbosus Buttercup, small-flowered, Ranunculus parviflorus Cabbage, wild, Brassica oleracea Cat's-ear, Hypochaeris radicata Celandine, greater, Chelidonium majus Celandine, lesser, Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria verna Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara Corydalis, Yellow, Pseudofumaria lutea Cowslip, Primula veris Crosswort, Cruciata laevipes Dyer's Greenweed, Genista tinctoria Fleabane, common, Pulicaria dysenterica Golden-samphire, Inula crithmoides Gorse, Ulex europaeus Gorse, western, Ulex gallii Gorse, dwarf, Ulex minor Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris Groundsel, heath, Senecio sylvaticus Hawkbit, rough, Leontodon hispidus Hawk's-beard, smooth, Crepis capillaris Marigold, Corn, Chrysanthemum segetum Medick, Black, Medicago lupulina Mullein, dark, Verbascum nigrum Mustard, Hoary, Hirschfeldia incana Oxlip, false, Primula x polyantha Ox-tongue, Bristly, Picris echiodes Parsnip, Wild, Pastinaca sativa Pepper-saxifrage, Silaum silaus Ploughmans Spikenard, Inula conyzae Poppy, Yellow-horned, Glaucium flavum Primrose, Primula vulgaris Ragwort, Hoary, Senecio erucifolius Ragwort, Oxford, Senecio squalidus Ragwort, Senecio x albescens Rock-rose, Common, Helianthemum nummularium Silverweed, Potentilla anserina St John's-wort, trailing, Hypericum humifusum St John's-wort, trailing, Hypericum humifusum Trefoil, hop, Trifolium campestre Trefoil, slender, Trifolium micranthum Vetch, Horse-shoe, Hippocrepis comosa Vetch, kidney, Anthyllis vulneraria Vetchling, yellow, Lathyrus aphaca Wall-rocket, Annual, Diplotaxis muralis Yellow Archangel, Lamium galeobdolon Yellow-wort, Blackstonia perfoliata

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Blue or Mauve
Aster, sea, Aster tripolium Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bugloss, Anchusa arvensis Clary, wild, Salvia verbenaca Corn-sald, keeled-fruited, Valerianella carinata Flax, Pale, Linum bienne Fleabane, blue, Erigeron acris Fluellen, sharp-leaved, Kickxia elantine Forget-me-not, field, Mysotis arvensis Gentian, Autumn, Gentianella amarella Gentian, early, Gentianella anglica Gentian, marsh, Gentiana pneumonanthe Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia Iris, Stinking, Iris foetidissima Milkwort, chalk, Polygala calcarea Scabious, devil's-bit, Succisa pratensis Scabious, field, Knautia arvensis Scabious, Small, Scabiosa columbaria Sea-lavender, Common, Limonium vulgare Sea-lavender, Portland, Limonium recurvum Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris Speedwell, Common Field-speedwell, Veronica persica Speedwell, ivy-leaved, Veronica hederifolia Tare, Hairy, Vicia hirsuta Tare, smooth, Vicia tetrasperma Toadflax, small, Chaenorhinum minus Violet, common dog-violet, Viola riviniana Violet, Hairy, Viola hirta Violet, sweet, Viola odorata Viper's-bugloss, Echium vulgare

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White
Anemone, wood, Anemone nemorosa Bedstraw, Hedge, Galium mollogo Bindweed, field, Convolvulus arvensis Birds-foot, Ornithopus perpusillus Bryony, white, Bryonia dioica Burnet-saxifrage, Pimpinella saxifraga Butterfly-orchid, greater, Platanthera chlorantha Campion, bladder, Silene vulgaris Campion, Sea, Silene uniflora Carrot, sea, Daucus carota subsp gummifer Carrot, wild, Daucus carota Chickweed, common, Stellaria media Chickweed, water, Myosoton aquaticum Clover, rough, Trifolium scabrum Cow-parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris Daisy, Bellis perennis Dead-nettle, white, Lamium album Flax, fairy, Linum catharticum Gallant-soldier, Galinsoga parviflora Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata Gipsywort, Lycopus europaeus Ground-elder, Aegopodium podagria Hedge-parsley, knotted, Torilis nodosa Hedge-parsley, upright, Torilis japonica Henbane, Hyoscyamus niger Ladys-tresses, autumn, Spiranthes spiralis Mayweed, scentless, Tripleurspernum inodorum Mouse-ear, little, Cerastium semidecandrum Mouse-ear, sea, Cerastium diffusum Mouse-ear, Sticky, Cerastium glomeratum New Zealand Pigmyweed, Crassula helmsii Nightshade, Black, Solanum nigrum Orchid, green-winged, Anacamptis morio Pignut, Conopodium majus Sneezewort, Achillea ptarmica Soldier, shaggy, Galinsoga quadriradiata Spotted-orchid, common, Dactylorhiza fuchsii Tare, Hairy, Vicia hirsuta Thorn Apple, Datura stramonium Water-dropwort, parsley, Oenanthe lachenalii Whitlow-grass, Erophila verna agg

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Pink, Red or Purple
Basil, Wild, Clinopodium vulgare Betony, Stachys officinalis Bindweed, field, Convolvulus arvensis Broomrape, common, Orobanche minor Broomrape, ivy, Orobanche hederae Calamint, Common, Clinopodium ascendens Carrot, sea, Daucus carota subsp gummifer Centuary, lesser, Centaurium pulchellum Clover, hare's-foot, Trifolium arvense Clover, Knotted, Trifolium striatum Clover, strawberry, Trifolium fragiferum Cranes-bill, doves-foot, Geranium molle Crane's-bill, hedgerow, Geranium pyrenaicium Crane's-bill, long-stalked, Geranium columbinum Cranes-bill, small-flowered, Geranium pusillum Dodder, Cuscuta epithymum Figwort, water, Scropularia auriculata Fumitory, common, Fumaria officinalis Heath, Cross-leaved, Erica tetralix Heath, Dorset, Erica ciliaris Heather, bell, Erica cinerea Heather, Ling, Calluna vulgaris Hemp-agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp-nettle, bifid, Galeopsis bifida Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum Horehound, black, Ballota nigra Hounds-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale Knapweed, Greater, Centaurea scabiosa Madder, Field, Sherardia arvensis Mallow, Dwarf, Malva neglecta Marjoram, Wild, Origanum vulgare Orchid, Bee, Ophrys apifera Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula Orchid, green-winged, Anacamptis morio Orchid, green-winged, Anacamptis morio Orchid, green-winged, Anacamptis morio Orchid, Pyramidal, Anacamptis pyramidalis Marsh-orchid, southern, Dactylorhiza praetermissa Spotted-orchid, common, Dactylorhiza fuchsii Marsh Pennywort, Hydrocotyle vulgaris Pimpernel, bog, Anagallis tenella Pimpernel, scarlet, Anagallis arvensis Pink Purslane, Claytonia sibirica Pink-sorrel, Oxalis articulata Restharrow, Ononis repens rose, Dog-rose, Rosa canina agg rose, Sweet-briar, Rosa rubiginosa Saw-wort, Serratula tinctoria Sea Stock, Matthiola sinuata Sea-spurrey, Greater, Spergularia media Spurrey, Sand, Spergularia rubra Squinancywort, Asperula cynanchica Stonecrop, english, Sedum anglicum Stork's-bill, common, Erodium circutarium Stork's-bill, musk, Erodium moschatum Tare, smooth, Vicia tetrasperma Thistle, cotton, Onopordum acanthium Thistle, Dwarf, Cirsium acaule Thistle, Musk, Carduus nutans Thistle, slender, Carduus tenuiflorus Thistle, spear, Cirsium vulgare Thistle, Welted, Carduus crispus Thistle, Wooly, Cirsium eriophorum Thrift, Armeria maritima Thyme, Wild, Thymus polytrichus Toadflax, small, Chaenorhinum minus Vetchling, grass, Lathyrus nissolia Willow-herb, Great, Epilobium hirsutum Woundwort, field, Stachys arvensis Woundwort, marsh, Stachys palustris

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Green, Brownish or very small
Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum Allseed, Radiola linoides Amaranth, Amaranthus retroflexus Bog-myrtle, Myrica gale Bryony, black, Dioscorea communis Burdock, lesser, Arctium minus Burnet, salad, Sanguisorba minor Cudweed, common, Filago vulgaris Cudweed, marsh, Gnaphalium uliginosum Cudweed, Small, Filago minima Dock, water, Rumex hydrolapathum Fat Hen, Chenopodium album Figwort, water, Scropularia auriculata Fleabane, Canadian Glasswort, perennial, Sarcocornia perennis Goosefoot, many-seeded, Chenopodium polyspermum Goose-foot, maple-leaved, Chenopodium hybridum Mercury, annual, Mercurialis annua Mercury, Dog's, Mercurialis perennis Mind-your-own-business, Soleirolia soleirolii Moschatel (Town-hall Clock), Adoxa moschatellina Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris Nettle, common, Urtica dioica Nettle, small, Urtica urens Orache, Babington's, Atriplex glabriuscula Orache, common, Atriplex patula Twayblade, Listera ovata Parsley-piert, Aphanes arvensis agg Plantain, bucks-horn, Plantago coronopus Plantain, greater, Plantago major Plantain, hoary, Plantago media Plantain, ribwort, Plantago lanceolata Saltwort, prickly, Salsola kali Sea Purslane, Atriplex portulacoides Seablite, annual, Suaeda maritima Sea-blite, Shrubby, Suaeda vera Spurge, caper, Euphorbia lathyris Spurge, petty, Euphorbia peplus Wood Spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides Stonecrop, mossy, Crassula tillaea Thistle, carline, Carlina vulgaris Twayblade, Listera ovata

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