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Dog rose

Common name: Dog rose, wild rose, common briar rose, brier Botanical name: Rosa canina Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. Naturalised elsewhere. Local distribution: Common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Hedgerow, scrubland,

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Rowan

Rowan

Common name: Rowan, mountain ash Botanical name: Sorbus aucuparia Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to most of Europe, part of Asia and northern Africa. Local distribution: Common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Urban areas, forest edges and rocky

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Pineappleweed

Pineapple weed

Common name: Pineapple weed, Pineappleweed, wild chamomile, disc mayweed, May weed, false chamomile, rayless chamomile Botanical name: Matricaria discoidea (syn Matricaria matricarioides) Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) Worldwide distribution: Native to Northeast Asia and North America. Naturalised in the UK and Ireland.

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Silverweed

Silverweed

Common name: Silverweed, silver weed cinquefoil, common silverweed Botanical name: Potentilla anserina (syn Argentina anserina) Family: Rosaceae Worldwide distribution: Native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Local distribution: Very common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Grassland, wasteland, meadows and riverside.

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Blackberry

Blackberry

Common name: Blackberry, bramble Botanical name: Rubus fruticosus agg. Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and naturalised elsewhere. Local distribution: Abundant in the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, roadsides and wasteland. Season: Leaves late spring to early

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Yarrow

Common name: Yarrow, millefoil, thousand leaf, carpenter’s weed, staunchweed, herbe militaris, Soldier’s Woundwort Botanical name: Achillea millefolium Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and western Asia. Widely naturalised in North America, New Zealand and Australia. Local distribution: Very

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