Mike's Botany

I formerly published a number of essays on my blog on different families of flowering plants using common species as exemplars. These are now presented here. My purpose in doing these was to illustrate the various botanical terms used to try and demystify them.

Family Amaryllidaceae, Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop)

Family Amaryllidaceae, Galanthus nivalis.pdf

Family Betulaceae, Corylus avellana (hazel)

Family Betulaceae, Corylus avellana.pdf

Family Brassicaceae, Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse)

Family Brassicaceae, genus Capsella.pdf

Family Buxaceae, Buxus sempervirens (box)

Family Buxaceae, Buxus sempervirens.pdf

Family Euphorbiaceae, Mercurialis perennis (dog's mercury)

Family Euphorbiaceae, Mercurialis perennis.pdf

Family Grossulariaceae, Ribes sanguineum (flowering currant)

Family Grossulariaceae, Ribes sanguineum.pdf

Family Iridaceae, Crocus verna

Family Iridaceae, Crocus verna.pdf

Family Oleaceae, Forsythia x intermedia

Family Oleaceae, Forsythia x intermedia.pdf

Family Rosaceae, Prunus spinosa (blackthorn, sloe)

Family Rosaceae, Prunus spinosa.pdf

Family Sapindaceae, Acer platanoides (Norway maple)

Family Sapindaceae, Acer platanoides.pdf

Family Salicaceae, Salix caprea (goat willow)

Family Salicaceae, Salix caprea.pdf

Family Violaceae

Family Violaceae, Viola odorata.pdf
Violaceae of North Hampshire.pdf

Mosses