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05/08/2013 at 14:13

Hi any chance of some help with some plant ID. Any help with these would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

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05/08/2013 at 14:30

First one is teasel - a perennial that will self-seed if you let it.  Good for bees, butterflies and birds.

Second one isn't very clear - might be an alder - but some clearer pics would help.

Third one is an elder (the sort you get elderflowers and elderberries for home made wine from - again, good for wildlife)

I think the fourth look like walnut tree leaves.

The fifth looks to me like a cupressus possibly Leylandii?

05/08/2013 at 14:41

the one on the notebook looks like one of the willows to me, Salix caprea maybe

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/salicaceae/salix-caprea.htm

walniuts have divided leaves along the lines of an ash.

That second one could do with a better photo if you could, Thig.

A close up of leaves and the trunk. It could be alder,but I'm not convinced.

Agree on the elder and the teasels.

Can't tell my conifers apart except for the pines which it's clearly not

 

05/08/2013 at 15:25

Thanks for the responses guys. Not sure if I remember the undersides of the 4th plant having that furry covering of grey hairs described on that link you kindly sent nutcutlet, do they fade through the year or on older plants? I will check for that though just in case. I will get some better pics when I am that way again later this week... Speaking of pines though... Is this clear enough it was pretty tall so I couldnt get close ups of the leaves? I do have a Pinecone though and a picture of the trunk too. It's a beautiful tree I think, there were lower squatter ones nearby that seemed to sprawl very low to the ground in a crowded area as if struggling for room.

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05/08/2013 at 15:36

2nd picture looks like beech.

05/08/2013 at 15:45

a fine pine there thig

2 could be beech,  but I'll wait for more pics

05/08/2013 at 15:49

That looks like a Scots pine to me.

Agree Nut, re the walnut - what was I thinking of - except the sort of rounded shape of the leaves and the colour/texture are reminiscent to me of English walnut but no, not the pinnnate formation 

05/08/2013 at 16:52

Teasel, beech, forsythia?

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