Aliens: Introduced wildflowers in Ireland

I have used the term 'alien' to very loosely describe wildflowers not considered to be originally native to Ireland. Some of these have become well establised, others are more recent or only casual. Its interesting to realise that there are more introduced species found growing wild in Ireland than species known to have been here before the last Ice Age. (Ref. Census Catalogue of the Flora of Ireland 2nd. edition)

Obvious Garden Escapes found growing wild can be seen by following the link. Please hover over images for the Common and Irish name and click image for more photographs, plant details and distribution maps.

balsam,himalayan/indian (lus na pléisce) bindweed,hairy (ialus giobach) bindweed,large (ialus mór) bird-foot-trefoil,common var borage (borraiste gorm) broomrape,common (múchóg bheag) butterfly-bush (tor an fhéileacáin) celandine,greater (gharra bhuí) chamomile,Austrian chickweed,lesser clover,alsike (seamair lochlannach) clover,red,agricultural variety comfrey,russian (compar Rúiseach) corncockle (cogal) cornflower (gormán) dead-nettle,white (teanga mhín) evening-primrose,common (coinneal oiche) Evening-primrose, fragrant (Connneal oíche chumhra) evening-primrose,intermediate evening-primrose,large-flowered (coinneal oíche mhór) fennel (finéal) fleabane,canadian fleabane,hispid fluellen,sharp-leaved (buaflíon Breatnach) fox and cubs (searbh deargh) foxglove,fairy (méirín si) fumitory,purple ramping (Camán searraigh corcra) fumitory,tall ramping (camán searraigh ard) fuchsia (na fiúsaíos) green alkanet (boglas spáineach) ground elder (lus an easpaig) groundsel,sticky (grúnlas greamaitheach) hawksbeard,beaked (lus cúráin gobach) honeysuckle,himalayan (féithleann álainn) horehound,black (grafán dubh) knotweed,giant (glúineach chapaill) knotweed,himalayan (glúineach spiceach) knotweed,japanese (glúineach bhiorach) knotweed,lesser (glúineach an chlúimh) lettuce,wall (leitís bhalla) lucerne Lupin, tree (Lúipín crua) mallow,marsh (leamhach) Medick, spotted (Meidic bhreac) melilot,furrowed melilot,tall (Crúibín cait mór) mercury,annual (lus glinne beag) mignonette,wild (buí beag) monbretia (feileastram dearg) mullein,twiggy mustard,white (sceallagach) nettle,small (neantóg bheag) niger orache,common (eilifleog) ox-tongue,bristly (Teanga bhó gharbh) penny-cress,field (praiseach fhia) pepperwort,narrow-leaved pink-sorrel (seamsóg ghlúineach) pineappleweed (lus na hiothlainne) pirri-pirri-bur (lus na holla) poppy,common (cailleach dhearg) poppy,long-headed (cailleach fhada) radish,wild (Meacan raidigh) ragwort,oxford (buachalan pheadair) rape,wild (tornapa ráib) rhododendron (róslabhras) soapwort (garbhán creagach) Sow-thistle, blue (Bleachtán gorm) spurge,wood (lus oilealla) speedwell,common field (lus cré garraí) speedwell,crested (lus cré mór) speedwell,crested (lus cré mór) speedwell,green field (lus cré léana) speedwell,grey field (lus cré liath) speedwell,ivy-leaved (lus cré eidhneach) speedwell,slender (lus cré réileán) spurge,petty (gearr nimhe) spurge,sun (lus na bhfaithní) stonecrop,reflexed (grafán crom) stonecrop,rock (grafán creige) stonecrop,white (grafán bán na gcloch) toadflax,ivy-leaved (lus lín an fhalla) toadflax,small (buaflíon minus) three-cornered garlic (creamh garraí) toadflax,purple (buaflíon corcra) travellers-joy (gabhrán) turnip (tornapa fiáin) valerian,red (slán iomaire) violet,sweet (sailchuach chumhra) water-lily,fringed (scéithín uisce) Waterweed,Canadian (Tím uisce) Waterweed,Nuttalls (Tím uisce chaol) willowherb,american (saileachán sráide) willowherb,square-stalked willowherb,new zealand (saileachán sraoilleach) willowherb,new zealand (saileachán sraoilleach) willowherb,new zealand (saileachán sraoilleach) winter heliotrope (plúr na gréinne) wintercress,american (treabhach earraigh) wintercress,medium-flowered (treabhach meánach) yellow archangel, variegated

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