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Silene Sp.?

Observed: 2nd December 2012 By: Paul RobertsPaul Roberts’s reputation in PlantsPaul Roberts’s reputation in PlantsPaul Roberts’s reputation in PlantsPaul Roberts’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Rounded tapering leaves with prominent veins.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ajuga reptans interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

red campion

Doesn't quite look right the veins are too distinct - how about Ajuga reptans?

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Bugle?

Thanks, yes I wondered whether it might be Bugle. Both Ajuga reptans and Silene dioica are reported in these woods. You may well be right. I am very, very new to this. And I'm mainly learning by error. Maybe best wait until it flowers?

markwilson's picture

bugle

No don't wait keep trying (there is a book by John Poland about identifying plants vegetativle that is useful and I think the Freancis rose book does some vegetative identification. Bugle usually has slightly glossy leaves.

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Bugle

Thanks, will certainly take look at books you suggest, but observations by Landgirl (23/08/12) and Lee Gilham (02/08/12)clearly show same. Will agree on Ajuga reptans.