The 100 Species Challenge

Location: South-Eastern France, Pre-Alps

I decided to try to identify a hundred flowers of herbaceous plants so my list doesn’t include any trees. But if I can’t make a hundred I might include them later. The flowers Antonia can identify reliably are in bold. Names in brackets are French names, or our family’s pet names for flowers. At the moment, only a few are there if I don’t know the English name reliably enough.

  1. Primrose
  2. Cowslip
  3. Snowdrop
  4. Violet
  5. Daffodil
  6. Narcissus
  7. Daisy
  8. Dandelion
  9. Speedwell
  10. Forget-me-not
  11. Bladder Campion
  12. Foxglove
  13. Heather
  14. Pink
  15. Wild Pansy
  16. Euphorbia
  17. Lily of the Valley
  18. Wild Garlic
  19. Harebell
  20. Buttercup
  21. Scabious
  22. Coltsfoot
  23. Lungwort
  24. Stinking Hellebore
  25. Wild Geranium, Herb Robert
  26. Autumn Crocus
  27. Blue Gentian
  28. Yellow Gentian
  29. Martagon Lily
  30. Bee Orchid
  31. Poppy
  32. Cornflower
  33. Prunella – Self-Heal
  34. Greater Knapweed
  35. Thistle
  36. Yellow Deadnettle
  37. Other Deadnettles
  38. Crown Vetch
  39. Other Vetches
  40. Periwinkle
  41. Bindweed
  42. Wild Rose
  43. Arum, Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo Pint
  44. Aquilegia, Wild Columbine
  45. Clover
  46. Cow Parsley
  47. Celandine
  48. Wild Strawberry
  49. Wood Anemone
  50. Rosebay Willow Herb
  51. Red Campion
  52. Monotropa Hypopitys, Dutchman’s Pipe
  53. Nigella
  54. Globe Flower (Trolle d’Europe)
  55. Solomon’s Seal
  56. Salad Burnet (Pimprenelle)
  57. Great Masterwort (Grand Astrance)
  58. Globularia (Blue Pompoms is our family’s name for them)
  59. Honeysuckle
  60. Waterlily
  61. Marguerite, Dog Daisy
  62. Grape Hyacinth
  63. Paris Quadrifolia
  64. Wild Thyme
  65. Melampyrum nemorosum, Cow Wheat? (Melampyre des Bois)
  66. Crocus
  67. Wood Sorrel (Oxalis)
  68. Eyebright, Euphrasia
  69. Yarrow (Achillee Millefeuille)
  70. Chicory
  71. Queen Anne’s Lace
  72. Wild Angelica (Angelica Sylvestris)

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