Naturescene: Flowers of the Cévennes

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Aproximately 1150 plants can be viewed and enlarged in a click, flowers, plants leaves, fruits! Fully featured tablet version available shortly to use in the field (see below)

This searchable database of hundreds of flowers of the Cévennes offers thousands of photos of the plants in their spectacular mountainous setting, together with their leaves and seeds/fruits

Naturescene's Flowers of the Cevennes: *** : Les Fleurs des Cévennes : Naturescene

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Includes all features found on this site:

Principal plants (about 1150) illustrated with in-situ photos, as on this site
Names searchable in Latin, and French (including all 11,400 Latin synonyms)
Line drawings, mainly by Abbé Coste and/or Butcher, for every single plant
Summaries in French and English of flowering season, needs for light and moisture, sample GPS
Descriptive text in French (for most entries) and English (about half the entries)
Important points of differentiation often highlighted in descriptive text
Description and photos of habitats, together with key plants present

Also includes every other plant in the Cévennes:

Similar entries for every other plant (totalling about 2,350) recorded in the Cévennes National Park
Line drawings for nearly all, but without the photos (yet!)
Descriptive text for neary all
Latin synonyms for all (28,200)
Botanical dictionary

Internet site specifications (tablet specifications are fuller)

About 1150 key plants of the Parc National des Cévennes can be viewed and enlarged in a click, with line drawings and a descriptive text.
All photographed by DAVID DICKENSON, and include flowers, plants, leaves, and fruits

Latin Name: The full LATIN name is the one validated by Telabotanica, to whom we are really grateful for the extensive scholarship and availability of botanical information. Nomenclature is extremely complex, with many species having over 10 synonyms.
Latin Synonyms: Because the same plant has been 'discovered' and described by many botanists, and scientific work has reclassified many plants. There are over 11,000 synonyms for the plants detailed here. If you cannot find the plant you seek, every synonym can be accessed in the bar above. Clicking on a synonym will take the viewer direct to the plant with its currently accepted name.
French/English names: One English name and one French name have been given for each plant. However, many plants have several names, and sometimes the same name is used for several different plants. Viewers are encouraged to use the Latin name as often as possible. This may not be easy at the start, but quickly becomes easier than your own language name.
Details: Brief details are given in English and French of the flowering period, needs for light and moisture, habitat, legal status and sample GPS. This all follow the author's experience in the Cévennes, and may differ in other regions of France/England
English Description: Work in progress. Mark-up (mainly in red and bold) is my effort to indicate key points when comparing to similar sepcies. Mostly taken from R.W.Butcher 'A New Illustrated British Flora' where available. As the text is taken from scans, some typos remain. Other sources are many, including the Web, Coste 'Flore de France', Bernard 'Fleurs des Causses', Polunin 'Flowers of Europe', Cassell's 'Flowers of Europe, Collins 'Alpine Flowers', Collins 'Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Sedges of Northern Europe', and if all else fails, the authour's own knowledge.
Description Française: Accentuation (surtout des caractères rouge et gras) est à moi, pour indiquer des points clés en faisant comparaison entre des espèce très proches. S'il existe, de l'Abbé Coste 'Flore de France'. Texte scannée, donc quelques erreurs existe encore. D'autres sources inclus Bernard 'Fleurs des Causses', Polunin 'Flowers of Europe', Cassell's 'Flowers of Europe, Collins 'Alpine Flowers', Collins 'Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Sedges of Northern Europe', le Web.
Similar species: The arrows above the pictures allow related species to be found. Where possible, I have used Polunin's number to give an order to plants, inserting many species not in Polunin, and re-odering the many plants which have changed name or family since Polunin
Photos: Place mouse over the group of four photos to enlarge. If problems, ensure Active X/scripts 'enabled'.]
Photos: All photos have been taken by David Dickenson in-situ in the region (see the map for area covered). This confirms the existence of the species locally, and wherever possible, shows the plant as it is to be found in nature. The greatest of care is taken not to damage the plant or its surroundings, and inevitably means sometimes a poorer quality photo than ideal. The photos are taken from his library, and are not all neccesarily of the same plant.
If the plant was photographed on the borders of the region, this is usually stated and indicates that the plant does not exist, or is very rare, in the main area.
In a work of this size, there will inevitably be errors of identification. If you spot any such errors, please feel free to email the David Dickenson at
Illustrations: If they exist (the great majority), those of Coste are utilised. As work in hand, those of Butcher (less numerous) have been added to those of Coste. Very rarely, if neither Coste nor Butcher provides an illustration, an alternative is substituted.

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Some examples of orchids:

* Cypripedium calceolus * Ophrys lutea * Ophrys scolopax * Ophrys aveyronensis * Ophrys insectifera * Ophrys aymoninii * Ophrys apifera * Ophrys aranifera * Ophrys virescens * Ophrys virescens var. chlorantha * Ophrys passionis * Ophrys sulcata * Orchis simia * Orchis simia var. albino * Orchis militaris * Orchis purpurea * Orchis mascula * Orchis pallens * Orchis anthropophora * Neotinea ustulata * Dactylorhiza majalis * Dactylorhiza sambucina * Dactylorhiza maculata * Dactylorhiza fuchsii * Gymnadenia nigra subsp. austriaca * Serapias lingua * Serapias vomeracea * Himantoglossum hircinum * Himantoglossum robertianum * Anacamptis pyramidalis * Anacamptis morio * Anacamptis coriophora subsp. coriophora * Dactylorhiza viridis * Gymnadenia conopsea * Platanthera bifolia * Platanthera chlorantha * Pseudorchis albida * Epipactis palustris * Epipactis helleborine subsp. helleborine * Epipactis helleborine subsp. tremolsii * Epipactis microphylla * Epipactis muelleri * Epipactis distans * Epipactis atrorubens * Cephalanthera damasonium * Cephalanthera longifolia * Cephalanthera rubra * Limodorum abortivum * Spiranthes spiralis * Spiranthes aestivalis * Goodyera repens * Neottia ovata * Neottia cordata * Neottia nidus-avis * Corallorhiza trifida * Epipogium aphyllum * Hammarbya paludosa * Orchis anthropophora * Orchis blanchâtre * Orchis bouffon * Orchis brulée * Orchis de fuchs * Orchis grenouille * Orchis maculé * Orchis mâle * Orchis mascula * Orchis militaire * Orchis militaris * Orchis moucheron * Orchis pâle * Orchis pallens * Orchis pourpe * Orchis punaise * Orchis purpurea * Orchis pyramidal * Orchis simia * Orchis simia var. albino * Orchis singe * Orchis singe var. albino * Orchis sureau * Orchis-bouc

Some examples of the Fabaceae (Leguminoseae) :

* Laburnum anagyroides * Laburnum alpinum * Cytisus oromediterraneus * Cytisus multiflorus * Cytisus striatus * Cytisophyllum sessilifolium * Cytisus scoparius * Genista scorpius * Cytisus triflorus * Genista pilosa * Genista tinctoria * Genista hispanica * Genista anglica * Genista sagittalis * Spartium junceum * Adenocarpus complicatus subsp. complicatus * Lupinus angustifolius * Robinia pseudoacacia * Colutea arborescens subsp. gallica * Astragalus monspessulanus * Astragalus glycyphyllos * Astragalus hypoglottis * Astragalus danicus * Vicia hirsuta * Vicia tetrasperma * Vicia orobus * Vicia cracca * Vicia villosa * Vicia tenuifolia * Vicia onobrychioides * Vicia pannonica var. purpurascens * Vicia lutea * Vicia sepium * Vicia sativa subsp. sativa * Lathyrus aphaca * Lathyrus pratensis * Lathyrus nissolia * Lathyrus sphaericus * Lathyrus cicera * Lathyrus tuberosus * Lathyrus latifolius * Lathyrus sylvestris * Lathyrus niger * Lathyrus vernus * Lathyrus linifolius * Lathyrus pannonicus subsp. asphodeloides * Pisum sativum subsp. biflorum * Ononis spinosa subsp. procurrens * Ononis rotundifolia * Ononis natrix * Ononis striata * Melilotus albus * Melilotus officinalis * Medicago lupulina * Medicago sativa subsp. falcata * Medicago sativa subsp. ambigua * Medicago sativa subsp. sativa * Medicago orbicularis * Medicago arabica * Medicago minima * Trifolium dubium * Trifolium campestre * Trifolium spadiceum * Trifolium arvense * Trifolium strictum * Trifolium glomeratum * Trifolium nigrescens * Trifolium incarnatum * Trifolium rubens * Trifolium subterraneum * Trifolium scabrum * Trifolium repens * Trifolium pallescens * Trifolium montanum * Trifolium alpinum * Trifolium pratense * Trifolium ochroleucon * Dorycnium pentaphyllum * Lotus angustissimus * Lotus corniculatus subsp. corniculatus * Lotus pedunculatus * Lotus maritimus * Anthyllis montana * Anthyllis vulneraria * Ornithopus perpusillus * Coronilla varia * Coronilla minima * Hippocrepis comosa * Hippocrepis emerus * Onobrychis viciifolia * Onobrychis supina