A prediction: personal ignorance will make it hard to find the exact name for all plants. Your help is appreciated.
The matter of escaped garden plants is a hot topic: after three generations in the wild and when seeding, plants are recognized by the Heukels Flora (the Dutch botanical bible) as native and we are now undergoing an unprecedented influx of new species. The last edition (2005) claims 8% more plants than the 1996 edition and I remember reading or hearing somewhere that the next edition will at least repeat this increase.
All and all this should be an interesting enterprise.
|The caper spurge (wolf milk in Dutch) escapes with the garden refuge. Interesting addition.
|Servian bellflowers (I think) growing in a sunny spot around the bend.
|Some kind of viola, a plant that I, perhaps unfairly, associate with old ladies.
|The wood forget-me-not is a popular garden plant and well known for escaping. I have spotted a few of them at different places and expect to see more them in the years to come.
|A reader suggested annual honesty rather than sweet william catchfly and I think he must be right. It is common this year, I don't remember it from last year.
|The wood viola is occurring at several places, always in tiny patches like this one. Not sure about the name.
|Here is an orange hawkweed (thanx Herman) from a municipal flower bed, three meters away.
|Escaped from municipal flower bed (see curb)
|Another viola with different colors.
|See on Selborne
|Again escaped from flower bed
|Ghastly plant for right-wing above 65. The detail shows very unclearly shows blue flowers amidst leaves that normally I would recognise as wood sorrel. Any ideas?
|I saw tens of this plant in the corner of a building and I think they are potted plants that escaped through a broken bin liner. After months they have finally flowered. Any idea for a name?
|Unclear pic, but I assume it is a garden escape.
|Another pic drowned in sunlight and photographic incompetence. A popular garden plant this. Next to it
|Alkanet, a plant now well established.
|No Idea about name.
|2 plants, equally ugly, no names.
|The flowers look the same as the plant above but it's form is very different.
|Common foxglove, one of the witch herbs. It may be wild.