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Dr M’s Lizard Botanical Quiz: The Answers!

Did you have a go at Dr M’s Botany quiz from the botanical hotspot that is the Lizard in Cornwall? If not try it out here and come back to check the answers below.

Below are the images of the seventy species with the Latin names, check the table below that for Families and vernacular names:

# Family Latin and Common Name
1. Apiaceae Crithmum maritimum (Rock Samphire)
2. Brassicaceae Cochlearia officinalis (Common Scurvygrass)
3. Aspleniaceae Asplenium marinum (Sea Spleenwort)
4. Plumbaginaceae Armeria maritima (Thrift)
5. Amaranthaceae Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima (Sea Beet)
6. Caryophyllaceae Silene uniflora (Sea Campion)
7. Caryophyllaceae Herniaria ciliolata (Fringed Rupturewort)
8. Poaceae Bromus hordeaceus ssp. ferronii  (Soft-brome)
9. Plantaginaceae Plantago coronopus (Buck’s-horn Plantain)
10. Asparagaceae Scilla verna (Spring Squill)
11. Plantaginaceae Plantago maritima (Sea Plantain)
12. Caryophyllaceae Spergularia rupicola (Rock Sea-spurrey)
13. Amaryllidaceae Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)
14. Fabaceae Genista pilosa (Hairy Greenweed)
15. Apiaceae Daucus carota ssp. gummifer (Sea Carrot)
16. Poaceae Festuca ovina (Sheep’s-fescue)
17. Isoetaceae Isoetes histrix (Land Quillwort)
18. Caryophyllaceae Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort)
19. Malvaceae Malva arborea (Tree-mallow)
20. Cyperaceae Carex arenaria (Sand Sedge)
21. Juncaceae Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush)
22. Fabaceae Lotus subbiflorus (Hairy Bird’s-foot-trefoil)
23. Asteraceae Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy)
24. Campanulaceae Jasione montana (Sheep’s-bit)
25. Linaceae Radiola linoides (Allseed)
26. Fabaceae Ulex europaeus (Gorse)
27. Fabaceae Trifolium scabrum (Rough Clover)
28. Asteraceae Senecio vulgaris (Groundsel) Rayed form.
29. Rosaceae Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)
30. Fabaceae Trifolium incarnatum ssp. molinerii (Long-headed Clover)
31. Geraniaceae Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Crane’s-bill)
32. Fabaceae Genista anglica (Petty Whin)
33. Cyperaceae Schoenus nigricans (Black Bog-rush)
34. Fabaceae Trifolium ornithopodioides (Bird’s-foot Clover)
35. Rosaceae Rosa spinosissima (Burnet Rose)
36. Orobanchaceae Orobanche sp. (Broomrape sp.)
37. Asteraceae Hypochaeris maculata (Spotted Cat’s-ear)
38. Fabaceae Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover)
39. Geraniaceae Erodium moschatum (Musk Stork’s-bill)
40. Fabaceae Anthyllis vulneraria (Kidney Vetch)
41. Fabaceae Genista tinctoria (Dyer’s Greenweed)
42. Fabaceae Trifolium occidentale (Western Clover)
43. Orchidaceae Anacamptis morio (Green-winged Orchid)
44. Amaryllidaceae Allium triquetrum (Three-cornered Garlic)
45. Fabaceae Vicia lutea (Yellow-vetch)
46. Amaryllidaceae Allium ampeloprasum ssp. babingtonii (Babbington’s Leek)
47. Orobanchaceae Pedicularis sylvatica (Lousewort)
48. Fabaceae Medicago arabica (Spotted Medick)
 49.  Cyperaceae Carex caryophyllea (Spring Sedge)
50. Papaveraceae Fumaria cf. occidentalis (Western Ramping-fumitory)
51. Cyperaceae Cladium mariscus (Great Fen-sedge)
52. Lamiaceae Salvia verbenaca (Wild Clary)
53. Fabaceae Trifolium dubium (Lesser Trefoil)
54. Rosaceae Potentilla anserina (Silverweed)
55. Ranunculaceae Ranunculus sardous (Hairy Buttercup)
56. Asparagaceae Ruscus aculeatus (Butcher’s-broom)
57. Cyperaceae Carex paniculata (Greater Tussock-sedge)
58. Aspleniaceae Asplenium adiantum-nigrum (Black Spleenwort)
59. Araceae Arum maculatum (Lords-and-Ladies)
60. Aspleniaceae Asplenium obovatum (Lanceolate Spleenwort)
61. Ranunculaceae Ranunculus tripartitus (Three-lobed Crowfoot)
62. Crassulaceaea Umbilicus rupestris (Navelwort)
63. Cyperaceae Eleocharis palustris (Common Spike-rush)
64. Ranunculaceae Ranunculus hederaceus (Ivy-leaved Crowfoot)
65. Brassicaceae Nasturtium officinale (Water-cress)
66. Cyperaceae Isolepis setacea (Bristle Club-rush)
67. Caryophyllaceae Silene flos-cuculi (Ragged-Robin)
68. Potomogetonaceae Potamogeton cf. polygonifolius (Bog Pondweed)
69. Polypodiaceae Polypodium interjectum (Intermediate Polypody)
70. Ranunculaceae Ranunculus parviflorus (Small-flowered Buttercup)




One Comment

  • Jo Bedford

    Thank you for a brilliant quiz,
    I managed a score of 48/70, and fell down on one or two which I think I might have got right if I had been there in person, with those extra details that can’t be picked up in a photo.
    32 baffles me, even with the answer!


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