Stems have wavy-edged, spiny wings or welts.
Large bright scarlet flowers with 4 rather crinkled petals. Leaves deeply divided, with narrow segments.
Male and female Common Blue Damselfly - female green & black
Small Red Damselfly - Red legs and no coloured stripes on thorax.
Silky hairs under its leaves. White, touching, slightly overlapping petals. Runners.
Yellow Pimpernel - low growing hairless plant with oval, pointed leaves. Yellow flowers with 5 corolla lobes are star shaped.
White flowers on slender stalks; petals are notched and longer than the green sepals. Narrow stiff leaves
Spikes of blue flowers. Base leaves are stalked, the unstalked stem leaves are paired. Spreading freely by long, leafy runners.
A shrub with stems are covered with small, sharp, hooked prickles. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets. The flowers are pale pink with five petals.
The leaves are arranged alternately, and are pinnate, with many leaflets; a terminal leaflet is present. The flowers are borne in dense corymbs; each flower is creamy white, and with five petals.
Hairy stem with small white/green flowers. Leaves at base.
Soft spotted hairy leaf blade, toothed and have long petioles. Flowers formed in the leaf axils of the upper leaf pairs. The upper lip of the flowers are helmet-shaped, pink or purplish, while the bilobate lower one is whitish with purple dots.
Bright blue flowers with a white centre. Leaves are hairy and heart-shaped, with serrated edges.
Also known as Herb Bennet. Tall, hairy stems and toothed stem leaves. Small yellow flowers; tight prickly fruit heads.
Dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge.
Large, hairy broad leaves bearing small violet bell-shaped flowers growing on banks of ditches next to Wirral Way.
The plants are simple, undivided fronds. The tongue-shaped leaves have given rise to the common name "Hart's tongue fern"; hart is an old word for deer.
Also known as Queen Anne's Lace. Rather feathery leaves with abundant white, lace-like flowers in umbels.
Four-sided, hairless stems. Leaves are each made up of a few pairs of linear, lance-shaped, oblong, needle-tipped leaflets. The pealike flowers occur in the leaf axils. The flower corolla pink-purple in colour.
Hedge on both sides of the pat from the carpark up to the Wirral Way. The thorns are small sharp-tipped 1–3 cm long. The leaves grow spirally arranged on long shoots, and in clusters on spur shoots on the branches or twigs. The leaves have lobed or serrate margins and are somewhat variable in shape. Both pink & white flowers.
A bristly plant. In the damp shaded cutting on the Wirral Way. Brilliant blue flowers; stamens hidden inside narrow flower-tubes which end in a white eye in the centre of a blue flower.
Deep yellow flowers, nodding clusters on tall stalks. Oval, rater wrinkled edged leaves.
Large leaves with three leaflets plus pale white semicircular markings. Flowerheads rounded and pink.
Pale yellow flowerheads, hairless leaves
Bright yellow flowers; heads made up of about 6 flowers.Leaves have three main leaflets plus a pair of smaller leaflets at base of the leaf stalk.
Long shoots/runners; stalks furrowed. Leaves lobed and hairy.
Ribwort or Ribgrass.
Leafless, silky, hairy flower stems. The basal leaves are erect, scarcely toothed with 3-5 strong parallel veins narrowed to short petiole. Grouping leaf stalk deeply furrowed, ending in an oblong inflorescence of many small flowers each with a pointed bract.
Pink flowers; oval leaves.