Beautiful fields of Brassica napus Oilseed rape of the family Brassicaceae. Location in between Easington Village and Hawthorn, Eastern County Durham, England. 27 April 2019, 14:03 PM.
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium, (Opposite leaved Golden Saxifrage). Castle Eden Dene, County Durham, 27 March 2017. Leaves opposite; lamina of lower 1-2 cm, medium green on upper surface, paler beneath, subrotund, rounded-obtuse at apex, entire or shallowly sinuate-dentate, broadly cuneate to truncate at base, often shortly decurrent, with scattered, adpressed eglandular hairs on upper surface, the petioles as long as or shorter than the lamina; those of the stems 1-3 pairs, smaller, on shorter petioles and usually glabrous. Bracts similar to leaves, bright greenish-yellow, smaller and decreasing upwards. Flowers 4-7. 2n = 42.
Equisetum telmateia, (Giant Horsetail). Castle Eden Dene, County Durham, 27 March 2017. Fertile stems appearing before the vegetative ones, 15-25(-40) cm, ivory-white, unbranched, thick, succulent; sheaths loose, close together, pale brown, with (15-)20-30(-40) dark teeth. Cones terminal, (20-)40-80 * 15-20 mm, greenish-cream with a brown tip, ellipsoid, rounded at apex. Spores ripe April. 2n = 216.
Aesculus hippocastanum, (Horse Chestnut). Castle Eden Dene, County Durham, 17 April 2017. Leaves opposite; lamina 8-30(-40) * 25-30 cm and obovate in outline, palmate; leaflets (3-)5-7, 8-35(-46) * 3-18(-29) cm, dark green with pale veins on upper surface, paler beneath with even paler veins, quickly turning yellow, gold or orange, rarely red, then brown in mid-September to early November, obovate-oblanceolate or oblanceolate, rounded to a cuspidate apex, irregularly crenate-dentate to deeply and jaggedly serrate-dentate, long attenuate at base, sessile, with minute glandular hairs on veins, otherwise glabrous on upper surface, with numerous, very short simple eglandular hairs on the veins and scattered on the surface with tufts of hairs in the vein axils beneath, often glabrescent, the veins 10-30 pairs; petiole 3-25(-36) cm, pale green tinted reddish-brown, glabrous.
Hyacinthoides NonScripta, (Common Bluebell) Castle Eden Dene, County Durham, 17 April 2017. Raceme 4- to 16-flowered, drooping at tip, unilateral; bracts paired, bluish, the lower linear-lanceolate, longer than pedicel, the upper smaller; whole inflorescence sometimes bracteate. Flowers 10-28 mm in diameter, erect in bud, nodding when fully open, bell shaped, scented; pedicels 3-10 mm, afterwards elongating to about 30 mm and becoming erect. Perianth segments 14-20 * 3-4.5 mm, violet-blue with darker midrib, rarely pink or white, oblong, more or less parallel and erect so that the lower part of the flower appears cylindrical, rounded-obtuse and recurved at apex.