Water-side wildflowers in Ireland

Pictured below are some of the many wildflowers found growing in damp meadows, river banks and wet woodland in Ireland. Please hover over images for the Common and Irish name and click for more photographs, plant details and distribution maps. Aquatic plants and plants associated with bogs and wet heaths can be seen by following the links.

angelica,wild (bliúcán) arrowgrass,marsh (barr an mhilltigh) avens,water (machall uisce) balsam,himalayan/indian (lus na pléisce) bedstraw,great marsh (rú corraigh mór) bedstraw,marsh (rú corraigh) birds-foot-trefoil,greater (barr an mhisléin) bistort,amphibious (glúineach uisce) blinks (fliodh uisce) blue-eyed-grass (feilistrín gorm) bog asphodel (sciollam na moná) buttercup,goldilocks (gruaig mhuire) brooklime (lochall) brookweed (falcaire uisce) cinquefoil,marsh (cnó léana) cotton-grass,hares-tail (ceannabhán gaelach) creeping jenny (lysimachia nummularia) crowfoot,ivy-leaved (néal uisce eidhneach) crowfoot,round-leaved (néal uisce cruin) cuckoo-flower  (biolar gréagáin) dock,clustered (copóg thriopallach) Dock, water (Copóg uisce) fern,royal (raithneach ríúil) figwort,water (donnlus uisce) forget-me-not,creeping (ceotharnach reatha) forget-me-not,tufted (ceotharnach beag) forget-me-not,water (ceotharnach uisce) forget-me-not, water x tufted gipsywort (fearán corraigh ) golden-saxifrage, opposite-leaved (glóris) guelder-rose (coar chon) gunnera (gunnaire) helleborine,marsh (cuaichín corraigh) hemlock (moing mhear) hemlock water-dropwort (tréanlus braonach an chorraigh) iris,yellow (feileastram) knotweed,himalayan (glúineach spiceach) knotweed,japanese (glúineach bhiorach) knotweed,lesser (glúineach an chlúimh) ladys smock (biolar gréagáin) loosestrife,yellow (breallán léana) Mare's-tail (Colgrach) marsh marigold (lus buí beltaine) marshwort,lesser (smaileog bháite) meadowsweet (airgead luachra) mint,round-leaved (mismín cumhra) mint,peppermint (lus an phiobair) mint,spear (cartlainn gharraí) mint,water (mismín mionsach) mint,whorled monkey-flower (buí an hogaigh) mudwort (lus lathaí) pennywort,marsh (lus na pingine) pennywort,marsh (lus na pingine) pennywort,wall (carnán caisil) purple-loosestrife (créachtach) ragged robin (plúr na cuaiche) ragwort,marsh (samhadh corraigh) ramsons (creamh) shoreweed (lus an chladaigh) skullcap (cochall) Skunk-cabbage, American sneezewort (lus corrain) spearwort,lesser (lasair léana) speedwell,blue water (biolar grá) speedwell,marsh (lus cré corraigh) speedwell,pink water (biolar grá dearg) st.johns-wort,marsh (luibh an choirithe) st.johns-wort,square-stalked (beathnua fireann) stitchwort,bog (tursainín mhóna) sundew, oblong-leaved (cailís mhuire) sundew,round-leaved (drúichtín na móna) thistle,marsh (feochadán corraigh) twayblade,common (dédhuilleog) valerian,common (caorthann corraig) violet,marsh (sailchuach chorraigh) water-cress,narrow-fruited (biolar mion) water-parsnip,lesser (ráib uisce) water-pepper (glúineach the) water-pepper,small (biorphiobar beag) water-plantain,common (corrchopóg) Water-plantain, lesser (Corrchopóg bheag) water-purslane (puirpín uisce) water-starwort,intermediate (réiltín leathan) waterwort,six-stamened (bosán te) willowherb,marsh (saileachán corraig) willowherb,new zealand (saileachán sraoilleach) wintercress (treabhach) wood sorrel (seamsóg) woundwort,marsh (cabhsadán) yellow-cress,marsh (biolar buí corraigh) yellow-cress,northern (biolar buí na Boirne)

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