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There are comprehensive notes on nearly all the wildflowers of the islands.  These have been put together by the famous 'flower girls' of Scilly - Clare Harvey, Julia Ottery, Lesley Knight, Elizabeth Legg and Celia Sisam.  What follows are some of these articles, many of which are available to view on request at the Isles of Scilly Museum.

Lesley Knight

55 - Field Convolvulas, Convolvulas arvensis. 1991.

57 - The Useful Mallow, Malvaceae Family. 1991.

58 - Gorse (or Furze), Ulex europacus. 1991.

59 - Buttercups, Genus Rununculs.

60 - Mushrooms & Toadstools. 1991.

62 General

Others; Heath Milkwort (Polygala vulgaris & Polygala serpyllifolia) & Bedstraws (Rubiaceae)

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Flowering Scilly, Scilly Up To Date, from Issue 67 to 111 Courtesy Julia Ottery

1992

67 (1992) - Wild Carrot, Daucas carota.

68 (1992) - Black Berries, Rubus fructicosus.

69 (1992) - Daises, Bellis perennis

70 (1992/3) - Evergreen Ivy, Hedera helix

71 (1993) - Spring Chat plus Daffodil's

72 (1993) - Bluebells, Spanish-Endymion Hispanicus.  Wood Bluebell-Endymion non-scriptus

73 (1993) - Spurges, Euphorbiaceae.

74 (1993) - Poppies, Papaveraceae.

75 (1993) - Yarrow, Achillea millefolium.

76 (1993) - Solanaceae,

77 (1993) - Hops, Humulus lupulus.

78 (1993) - Dandelions, Compositae.

79 (1994) - Violets, Viola odorata etc.

80 (1994) - Alexanders, Smyrninm olusatrum.

81 (1994) - Mesembryanthemums, Aizoaceae or Dew Plant family.

82 (1994) - Foxgloves, Scrophulariaceae, Digitalis purpurea

83 (1994) - Rock Samphires, Crithmum maritimum.

84 (1994) - Sowthistle, Sonchus.

85 (1995) - Periwinkles, Vinca major.

86 (1995) - Lesser Celandance, Ranunculus ficaria.

87 (1995) - Clovers, Trifolium.

88 (1995) - Three Angled Leek, Alliums.

89 (1995) - ,Malraceae, Malva or Lavatera.

90 (1995) - Mulliens, Scrophulariaceae family

91 (1995) - Heathers, e.g. Ericaceae family

92 (1995) - Fleabanes, Asteraceae.

93 (1995) - Chickweed, Stellaria media.

94 (1996) - Groundsel, Senecio vulvaris.

95 (1996) - Borage, Borago officinalis.

96 (1996) - Primrose, Primula vulgaris.

97 (1996) - Valeran, Centranthus ruber.

98 (1996) - Silverweed, Potentilla anserina.

99 (1996) - Wild Thyme, Labiate family.

100 (1996)- Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris.

101 (1996) - Clematus, Clematis vitalba.

102 (1996) - Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvenis.

103 (1996/7) - Shepards Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris.  Cruciferae family.

104 (1997) - Scuvey Grass, (Danish, Cochlearia Danica) & Common, Cochlearia officinalis), Family Cruciferae - Page 6.

105 (1997) - Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederaceae.

106 (1997) - Cleavers or Goose Grass, Galium aparine.

107 (1997) - Sea Holly, Eryngium maritimum.

108 (1997) - Burdock, Arctium Minus - Page 6.

109 (1997) - Tansy, Chrysanthemum vulgare.

110 (1997) - Honeysuckle or Woodbine, Lonicera periclymenum.

111 - Gorse, Ulex europaeus, Leguminosae family.

112 - Fumitory family.

113 - Lady's Smock, Cuckoo Flower.

114 - Centaury, Gall of the Earth, Gentianaceae Family

115 - Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria, Rosaceae family.

116 - The Elder Part 1.

117 - The Elder Part 2.

118 - Butcher's Broom, Ruscus aculeatus.

119 - Hedge Veronica, Hebe x franciscana.

120 - Wall Pennywort/Navelwort, Umbilicus rupestris, Crassulaceae, Stonecrop family.

121 - Eyebright, Euphrasia Officinalis, Scrophulariaceae Family 1999.

122 - St John's Wort, Hypericums, Clusiaceae Family.  Part 1

123 - St John's Wort, Hypericums, Clusiaceae Family.  Part 2

124 - Evening Primrose, Oenothera erythrosepala, (Onagraeaec) Willow herb family. 1999.

125 - Braken, Pteridium aquilinum, (Dennstaediaceae).  1999.

126 - Red Campion, Silene Dioica, Caryophyllaceae Family.  1999.

127 - Red Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum, Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Family.

128 - Shepherd's Needle, Scandix Pecten-Veneris, Family Apiaceae. 2000.

129 - Chicory, Cichorium Intybus, Asteraceae Family. 2000.

130 - Bear's breech, Acathus Mollis, Acanthaceae Family. 2000.

131 - Chamomiles- Compositea. Sweet Chamomiles, Chamaemulum nobile.  Part 1 2000.

132 - Chamomiles.  Part 2. 2000.

134 - Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna (Family Rosaceae). 2001.

135 - Adder's Tongue, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Family Ophioglossaceae. 2001.

136 - Convolvulaceae, Bindweed Family. Part 1, 2001.

137 - Convolvulaceae, Bindweed Family. Part 2, 2002.

138 - The Willows Family, Salicaceae. 2002

140 - Plantaginaceae, Plantain Family. 2002.

141 - Veronicas Speed Wells, Scrophulariaceae Family. 2003.

142 - Blackthorn or Sloe Bush, Prunus Spinosa. Rosaceae Family. 2003.

143 - Thrift (Sea Pinks), Armeria Maritima, Plumbaginaceae Family . 2003.

144 - Teasel, Dipsacus Fullonum, Dipsacaceae (Scabious family). 2003

 


Scilly Now & Then (Mainly repetition)

Experts like Leslie Knight continue to contribute though Scilly Now & Then [snt]

Alexanders - Smyrnium olusatrum [snt17p19]

Bedstraws - Rubiaceae, Cleavers, Galium aparine. [snt13p21]

Bindweeds - Small field: Convolvulus arvensis .  Hedge: Calystegia sepium.  American Bellbine: Calystegia silvatica.    Dodder: Cuscutum epithymum.   Sea Bindweed: Catystegia soldanella .    [snt21p8]

Blackberries or Bramble, Rubus fructicosus. [snt23p10]

Bluebells - Spanish: Hyacinthoides hispanica, Native to Scilly: Hyacinthoides non-scripta. - [snt19p7]

Buttercups - Ranunculus bulbosus, [snt26p14]   See also Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.[snt10p11]

Corn Marigold, Chrysanthemum segetum. [snt8p27]

Cranesbills & Storkbills - Geraniaceae family.  Madeiran Geranium (Giant Herb Robert): Geranium maderense.  Herb robert: Geranium robertianum.  Cut-leaved Cranesbill:  Geranium dissectum.  Dovesfoot Cranesbill: Geranium molle.  Small Flowered Cranesbill: Geranium pusillum.  Meadow Cranesbill;  Geranium pratense.  Shining Cranesbill: Geranium lucidum.  [snt20p7]

Fungi - Fairy Ring Champignon; Marasmius oreades, Parasol; Macrolepiota procers, Shaggy Parasol: Lepiota rhacodes, Lawyer's Wig: Coprinus comatus, Plums & Custard: Tricholomopsis rutilans, Blewits: Lepista saeva. [snt15p12]

Holly: Ilex aquifolium  & Ivy; Hedera helix- [snt16p5]

Lady Smock, Cuckoo Flower - Cardamine pratensis - [snt11p22]

Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria. [snt10p11]

Ling - Calluna vulgaris, found on heathland.

Mallow - Common: Malva sylvestris, Dwarf: Malva neglecta, Cretan: Lavatera cretica & Tree: Lavatera arborea. - [snt12p15]

Marran Grass - Ammophila arenaria, planted to stabilise the sand dunes.

Rock Samphire - Crithmum maritimum - [snt7p12]

Rushes - Norfolk reed - [snt19pp21-23]

Scurvygrasses - Danish is Cochlearia danica & The Common is Cochlearia officinalis. [snt25p20]

Stinking Gladden - Iris foeditissima, pale lilac-grey flowers in early summer and bright orange berries in autumn.

Yellow Daises & General, [snt14p8]

References:

The Isles of Scilly: Their Story, Their Folk & Their Flowers. Jessie Mothersole.  Available in the IOS Museum.  1910- 1919.  Multiple Editions.

Isles of flowers; the story of the Isles of Scilly by Ernest Kay. Publisher: London, A. Redman. 1956. 

Isles of Flowers by Ernest Kay.  Alvin Redman, London.  1963.

Wild flowers in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by Jean A. Paton. Publisher: Truro, Barton.  1968.

The Flora of the Isles of Scilly by J. E. Lousley, 1971

Mesembryanthemums established in the Isles of Scilly by Lousley. J. E. in Green, P. S. ed. Plants: Wild and Cultivated, pp 83-85 Hampton 1973. 

Wild Flowers of Scilly, No. 1, No. 2, & No. 3 by David Hunt.  1977.

Tresco : England's island of flowers : Holiday cottages & flats, Tresco Estate, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR24 OQQ by Robert Dorrien-Smith. Publisher: St. Ives, Cornwall : Printed by Beric Tempest & Co.  1980ish.

Tresco; England's Island of Flowers by Ronald King. Constable, London.  1985.

The Isles of Scilly Wild Flower Guide by Julia Ottery; Amadeus Fine Arts (Scilly)  ISBN: 9780952813804. Published by J. Ottery in association with Amadeus Fine Arts (Scilly).  1996. 

A colour guide to the wild flowers of Scilly in their natural habitat by David Hunt; Frank Gibson. Publisher: S. l. : D. Hunt.

Wild Flowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by David Chapman. ISBN: 9780906720646. Penzance : Alison Hodge.  2008. 

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