I only covered two small areas of Sidmouth as 3 hours is not long enough to cover a larger area on my own. One was the area of Peak Hill on the western side of the seafront which always turns up a good selection, and also makes for some scenic photos. The other area being the estate where I live on the northern fringes of the town.
Here are a few photos of some of the more photogenic species, some were in rather bad shape so I spared them the embarrassment of plastering their photos on the internet.. I'm all heart! You can see my whole list and those of everyone else by visiting the BSBI New Year Plant Hunt results page
Mine is the only one in Sidmouth, called somewhat cryptically, W's list because I ***** up entering my name.
Thrift - Armeria maritima
Red Valerian - Centhranthus ruber
Smooth Sow-thistle - Sonchus oleraceus
Ivy - Hedera helix
Black Mustard - Brassica nigra
Wild Carrot - Daucus carota
Yarrow - Achillia millefolium
Rock Samphire - Crithmum maritimum
Silver Ragwort - Senicio cineraria
Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris
Winter Heliotrope - Petasites fragrans
I think this is Guernsey Fleabane - Conyza sumatrensis but they are a very difficult group to identify and I hadn't time to examine a sample at home. The 'jizz' says Gurnesey Fleabane but it may not be so I recorded it as Conyza sp.
Nettle - Urtica dioica
Red Campion - Silene dioica
A poor year for these, the last two years I saw quite a lot of these in flower, just this single flower this year. Obviously doesn't stand up very well to frosts.
Red Clover - trifolium pratense
Thyme-leaved Speedwell - Veronica serphyllifolia
Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus
Common Chickweed - Stellaria media
Hazel - Coylus avellana
And male flowers.
Look really closely at the top right of the catkins and you can see the female flower. They are tiny!
Common Knapweed - Centaurea nigra
At the bus stop which featured in last years photo of Common Centaury
Common Centaury - Centaurium erythraea
Still just about flowering this year but not looking at its best.
And that's about it, except to say Happy New Year to my readers and to yet again promise to get more content on here soon!