I often put a vignette of a plant between the sections of a page. Many (though not all) of these vignettes are links to a larger photograph of the plant shown in the vignette. I've called these photographs 'plant portraits', as I've attempted (not always successfully) to capture something characteristic about the plant.

These plant portraits are not intended as aids to identifying plants. Indeed, as my knowledge of plants is very basic, you should not place too much reliance on my identification of the plant - it is just my best guess, based on the illustrations in reference books and on other photographs on the web.

At first I only made a couple of these plant portraits, but the habit has grown, and I've now got enough of them to warrant making an index - hence this page. Plants are indexed alphabetically by their Latin name.

To get back to this index from the photographs you will need to use the 'back' button on your browser. The navigation on the 'plant portraits' pages will take you to the page containing the original vignette.

Index of plant portraits, with links
Vignette Common English Name Latin name Where referenced
Yarrow Yarrow Achillea millefolium Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
Ransoms Ramsons Allium ursinum Walking South > Log > Kent valleys
Ramsons Ramsons Allium ursinum Walking South > Log > Engineering days out
Alder Alder Alnus glutinosa Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Wood Anemone Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Lesser Burdock Lesser Burdock Arctium minus Walking South > Log > 1066 Country Walk
Lesser Burdock Lesser Burdock (burs) Arctium minus Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Lords and Ladies Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Lords and Ladies Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum Walking South > Log > The Vanguard Way
Lords and Ladies Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
White Bryony White Bryony Bryonia cretica Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Ling (Heather) Ling (Heather) Calluna vulgaris Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Marsh Marigold Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Great Bindweed Great Bindweed Calystegia sylvatica Walking South > Log > Kent valleys
Cuckoo Flower Cuckoo Flower (Lady's smock) Cardamine pratensis Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Cuckoo Flower (Lady's Smock) Cuckoo Flower (Lady's Smock) Cardamine pratensis Walking South > Log > The Vanguard Way
Black Knapweed Black Knapweed Centaurea nigra Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
White Helleborine White Helleborine Cephalanthera damasonium Walking South > Log > The Vanguard Way
Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium Walking South > Log > Walking from Coniston
Traveller's Joy Traveller's Joy (Old Man's Beard) Clematis vitalba Walking South > Log > The Northern Heights
Old Man's Beard Old Man's Beard (Traveller's Joy) Clematis vitalba Walking South > Log > E9 European Coastal Path
Field Bindweed Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Hazel Hazel (catkins) Corylus avellana Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Sea Kale Sea kale Crambe maritima Walking South > Log > The Solent Way
May (Hawthorn) May (Hawthorn) Crataegus monogyna Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Rock samphire Rock samphire Crithmum maritimum Walking South > Log > The Solent Way
Crocus Crocus Crocus Crocus sp. (Possibly Crocus tommasinianus) Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Common Dodder Common Dodder Cuscuta epithymum Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Teasel Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Common Sundew Common Sundew Drosera rotundifolia Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Common Sundew Common Sundew Drosera rotundifolia Walking South > Log > Walking from Coniston
Fern Male Fern (?) Dryopteris filix-mas Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Viper's Bugloss Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
Bluebell Bluebell Endymion non-scriptus Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Great willowherb Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Broad-leaved Helleborine Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Broad-leaved Helleborine Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Bell Heath Bell Heath Erica cinerea Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Cross-leaved Heath Cross-leaved Heath Erica tetralix Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Cornish Heath Cornish Heath Erica vagans Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Hemp Agrimony Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Wood Spurge Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous off-territory walks
Sea Spurge Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Meadowsweet Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Snowdrop Snowdrop (cultivar) Galanthus nivalis Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Snowdrop Snowdrop (in bud) Galanthus nivalis Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Snowdrop Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Woodruff Woodruff Gallium odoratum Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Yellow Horned-Poppy Yellow horned-poppy Glaucium flavum Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
Ground Ivy Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Ground Ivy Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Ivy Ivy Hedera helix Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Holly Holly Ilex aquifolium Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Stinking Iris Stinking Iris Iris foetidissima Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Stinking Iris Stinking Iris Iris foetidissima Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Yellow Flag Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus Walking South > Log > Kent valleys
Sheepsbit scabious Sheepsbit Scabious Jasione montana Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Yellow Archangel Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
White Dead-Nettle White Dead-Nettle Lamium album Walking South > Log > Arun Valley Walk
Sea lavender Sea lavender Limonium vulgare Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
Toadflax Toadflax Linaria vulgaris Walking South > Log > Arun Valley Walk
Honeysuckle Honeysuckle (in winter) Lonicera periclymenum Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Ragged Robin Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi Walking South > Log > 1066 Country Walk
Yellow Pimpernel Yellow Pimpernel Lysimachia nemorum Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Creeping Jenny Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Purple Loosestrife Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
Common Mallow Common Mallow Malva sylvestris Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Black Medick Black Medick Medicago lupulina Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Common Cow-Wheat Common cow-wheat Melampyrum pratense Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
White Melilot White Melilot Melilotus alba Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
Water Mint Water Mint Mentha aquatica Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Dog's Mercury Dog's Mercury Mercurialis perennis Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Bog Asphodel Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Fringed Water-Lily Fringed water-lily Nymphoides peltata Walking South > Log > 1066 Country Walk
Early purple orchid Early purple orchid Orchis mascula Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Early Purple Orchid Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula Walking South > Log > The Vanguard Way
Wild Marjoram Wild Marjoram Origanum vulgare Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Wood-sorrel Wood-sorrel Oxalis acetosella Walking South > Log > The Vanguard Way
Winter Heliotrope Winter Heliotrope Petasites fragrans Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Common Butterwort Common Butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris Walking South > Log > Walking from Coniston
Common Milkwort Common Milkwort Polygala vulgaris Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Cowslip Cowslip Primula veris Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Primrose Primrose Primula vulgaris Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Blackthorn Blackthorn Prunus spinosa Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Sloe (Blackthorn) Sloe (Blackthorn) Prunus spinosa Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2009 and 2010
Common Fleabane Common Fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
Water Crowfoot Water Crowfoot Ranunculus aquatilis Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Lesser Celandine Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Dog Rose Dog Rose Rosa canina agg. Walking South > Log > Kent valleys
Dog Rose (hips) Dog Rose (hips) Rosa canina Walking South > Log > Arun Valley Walk
Glasswort or Marsh Samphire Glasswort or Marsh Samphire Salicornia europaea Walking South > Log > Pub walks 2011
Mossy Saxifrage Mossy Saxifrage Saxifraga hypnoides Walking South > Log > Walking from Coniston
Skullcap Skullcap Scutellaria galericulata Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Biting Stonecrop Biting Stonecrop Sedum acre Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
English Stonecrop English stonecrop Sedum anglicum Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Ragwort Ragwort Senecio jacobaea Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Groundsel Groundsel Senecio vulgaris Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Red Campion Red Campion Silene dioica Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Bittersweet Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
Bittersweet Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Black Nightshade Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Smooth Sow-Thistle Smooth Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus Walking South > Log > Arun Valley Walk
Perennial Sea Spurry Perennial Sea Spurry Spergularia media Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Marsh Woundwort Marsh Woundwort Stachys palustris Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Hedge Woundwort Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Greater Stichwort Greater Stichwort Stellaria holostea Walking South > Log > Engineering days out
Devilsbit Scabious Devilsbit Scabious Succisa pratensis Walking South > Log > New Lipchis Way
Black Bryony Black Bryony Tamus communis Walking South > Log > Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Yew Yew Taxus baccata Walking South > Log > 1066 Country Walk
Wood Sage Wood Sage Teucrium scorodonia Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Red Clover Red Clover Trifolium pratense Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Sea Mayweed Sea Mayweed Tripleurospermum maritimum Walking South > Log > Sussex Coast
Bulrush Bulrush (winter) Typha latifolia Walking South > Log > Tandridge Border Path
Common Gorse Common Gorse Ulex europaeus Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Dwarf Gorse Dwarf Gorse Ulex minor Walking South > Log > Serpent Trail
Pennywort (Navelwort) Pennywort (Navelwort) Umbilicus rupestris Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Bilberry Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus Walking South > Log > Exmoor Hills
Dark Mullein Dark Mullein Verbascum nigrum Walking South > Log > Sussex Diamond Way
Brooklime Brooklime Veronica beccabunga Walking South > Log > Walking from Coniston
Germander Speedwell Germander Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys Walking South > Log > West Sussex Literary Trail
Tufted Vetch Tufted Vetch Vicia cracca Walking South > Log > South West Coast Path 2009
Field Pansy Field Pansy Viola arvensis Walking South > Log > Miscellaneous walks 2009 and 2010
Heath Bedstraw Heath Bedstraw Galium saxatile Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Broad-leaved Helleborine Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Climbing Corydalis Climbing Corydalis Ceratocapnos claviculata Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Common Spotted Orchid Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Pyramidal Orchid Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Agrimony Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Wild Thyme Wild Thyme Thymus serpyllum Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Betony Betony Betonica officinalis Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Himalayan Balsam Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line
Harebell Harebell Campanula rotundifolia Walking South > Log > The Semaphore Line

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