Background info

Turning Knowledge into Understanding

Various articles are presented here which are relevant to a good understanding of woodland wildflowers. I have attempted to write them in a light hearted and interesting way, aware that too many botanical details are not always the most riveting of reading. I hope this slightly less than scientific approach will be acceptable.

First of all a series charting the evolution of plants on land. From blue green algae to Oak tree.

  1. A general introduction to the major groups
  2. The Bryophytes
  3. The Pteridophytes
  4. The Spermatophytes (Cycads)
  5. The Spermatophytes (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms)

The woodland environment; Part 1 Light.

The woodland environment ; Part 2 All the other environmental factors

Woodland classification. There are many different types of woodland

The history of woodlands in the UK; Part 1 .     This is from the end of the last ice age up to 2,000 years ago.

The history of Woodlands in the UK; Part 2.     This is the last 2000 years

Pollen Analysis

Woodland structure

The age of trees and how to age a tree.

Indicator species for ancient woodland.

The Origin of plant names

Hedges

Hunting for wild flowers… how to find the rarities.

Lockdown Blues, and yellows and whites and some pinks and reds

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