Common plants – garden escapes

These species are commonly found growing at the side of paths, roads and other places near human habitation. They are introduced plants that have escaped from cultivation.

Papaver cambricum (Welsh poppy)
(Papaver cambricum article)
Yellow or orange flowers, large petals
‘Pepperpot’ seedheads
Family: Papaveraceae

Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum (variegated yellow archangel)
Green leaves with silver markings
Yellow flowers
Family: Lamiaceae

Alchemilla mollis (lady’s-mantle)
Clusters of small, yellow flowers
Soft, lobed leaves
Family: Rosaceae

Linaria purpurea (purple toadflax)
Purple flowers on tall spikes
Grey-green leaves
Family: Scrophulariaceae

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

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