Common plants – lawns and parks

These plant species are commonly found growing in grass on lawns and public places like parks. Keep an eye out in other places, though, because they grow in other habitats too.

Bellis perennis (common daisy)
White and yellow daisy flowerhead
Spoon-shaped leaves
Family: Asteraceae

Taraxacum officinale agg. (dandelion)
Bright yellow flowerheads
Lobed, pointed leaves
Fluffy ‘clock’ seedheads
Family: Asteraceae

Ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup)
(Three of our common buttercups)
Yellow, 5-petalled flowers
Leaves 3-lobed, often with pale markings
Family: Ranunculaceae

Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (springy turf moss)
Moss (bryophyte)
Starry appearance from above

Download this sheet here
Collect data for the Botanical Society of Scotland Urban Flora of Scotland Project
© Heather Forbes/BSS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: