Wildflowers in Newbridge

Wildflowers in Newbridge

Newbridge has a wide variety in Wildflowers; many species can be observed in the Liffey Linear Park, along the hedgerows as you approach the town, or indeed in the nearby Curragh Plains and Pollardstown Fen. Also remember to look up – many wildflowers colonise old buildings, and rainwater guttering.

The Wildflower Meadow blooms beautifully each year; and many of the flowers listed below can be seen there during the spring / summer months. We sourced our native wildflowers from Design by Nature Website  who are located in Crettyard.

Bindweed / Ialus – White or pink flower;
Birds Foot Trefoil / Crobh éin – Red buds, yellow flowers;
Blackberry / Sméar dubh – Pinky-white flower, with reddish black fruit;
Bluebell / Cloigín gorm – Purple blueish flower;
Broom / Giolcach shleibhe – Yellow flower;
Buttercup / Fearbán – Yellow flower;
Common Spotted Orchid / Magairlín Pink or white flowers;
Cowslip / Bainne bó bleachtáin – Yellow flower;
Daisies / Nóinín – White flower with yellow centre;
Dandelion / Caisearbhán – Yellow flower;
Dock / Copóg shráide – Green flower;
Dog Rose / Conrós – Predominately pink flower with white hue;
Foxglove / Méirín púca– Purple and pink flower;
Gorse / Aiteann– Yellow flower;
Holly / Cuileann– Scarlet / Red berries;
Honeysuckle / Féithleog;
Knapweed / Mínscoth – Red-purple flowers;
Lady’s Bedstraw /– Yellow flowers;
Nettle / Neantóg loischeach– Yellow-white flower;
Primrose / Sabhaircín– Yellow flower;
Poppy / Poipín / Cailleach dhearg– Red flower;
Ragworth / Buachalán– Yellow flower;
Red Clover / Seamair chapaill– Purplish-red flower;
Scabious / Scaibeas– Purple flower;
Thistle / Feochadán – Purple flower;
Willowherb – Rose-purple flower;
Yarrow / Athair thalún – Pinkish white flower;
Yellow Flag – Yellow flower;

Cowslip / Bainne bó bleachtáin

Cowslip / Bainne bó bleachtáin

Wildflowers Liffey Linear Park

Wildflowers Liffey Linear Park

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Dandelion / Caisearbhán

Dandelion / Caisearbhán

Bluebell / Cloigín gorm

Bluebell / Cloigín gorm

Wildflower Fruits

Wildflower Fruits

Native Wildflowers – Further Online Resources:
Design by Nature Website
Wildflowers of Ireland Website
Irish Wildflowers Website

Invasive Species:
However look out for Invasive Species or non-native species which are having a damaging effect on native species and ecosystems – basically they tend to smother and eliminate native species, which is not good for our local biodiversity. It is illegal for anyone to “plant, disperse, allow or cause to disperse, spread or cause to grow the plant in Ireland. In reality these plants need to be managed and if possible eliminated. Detailed management plans and best practice guidance are available in download Here  or contact Kildare County Council.

Terrestrial Plants:
Japanese knotweed (and hybrids)
Giant hogweed (and hybrids)
Himalayan balsam
Rhododendron
Cherry laurel
Bohemian knotweed
Chilean rhubarb

Freshwater Plants:
New Zealand Pigmyweed
Canadian Waterweed
Floating Pennywort
Nuttal’s Waterweed
Fringed waterlily

Invasive Species – Further Online Resources:
Kildare County Council Invasive Species
The National Biodiversity Data Centre Website
Invasive Species Ireland Website

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