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Can anyone help me to name these plants please?imageimageimageimage

The first one was growing on the roadside and has three seed pods directly above the yellow flower, the second on the grassy common and we think may be Evening Primrose, the third and fourth in gardens.  I think no.3 is a Yucca, is that right?

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:44:45



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    1. Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine

    2, Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose

    3 Yucca

    4. Out of my plant range but Brugmansia seems likely

    Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:54:05

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    GD,  see "My Flowers" thread p 73 for a yellow brugmansia (angels' trumpets) growing in a pot.

    SW Scotland
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    Brugmansia sanguinea.

  • Thank you for helping to identify the above plants.  I am not sure about the greater celandine, if only because the flower didn't look at all like the common celandine that grows in our garden and flowers in the spring - this plant was just finishing flowering in August. However the next two names are good but when I looked up Brugmansia sanguinea was named Datura Sanguinea - is that just another name for this rather elegant trumpet flower?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    That's the trouble with common names GD, Greater Celandine is not related to Lesser Celandine. The former, Paperveraceae (in the poppy family, 4 petals), the latter Ranunculaceae, (buttercups, hellebores etc).

    No doubt re that one, I know it well


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks for sharing that information nutcutlet because this wasn't explained in my RHS plants and flower book. So is this Greater Celandine pictured above growing in your garden?  It looks so well suited to that position growing among the trees.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,895

    Brugmansia used to be called Datura ... Or the other way around image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    in my garden, yes GD. I collect wildfowers. that's by my second best rotting tree stump, a natural insect hotel

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you for explaining that Dove, I was thrown by the name Brugmansia, but I do recognize the name of Datura. I love rotting wood too nut, it just looks so right in a wild garden and the woodlice (and many other creatures) love it.  Although I have a few rotting logs in the garden and the first chance my husband removes them, grrrrrr. I could send you more pictures of wild flowers, some of which are supposedly only seen in the Channel Islands, but you probably know them already.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    Wild flower pics, yes please, if they're only in CI I've never seen them

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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