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Trent & Mersey Canal(7)
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Arrowhead or sagittaria sagittifolia

Arrowhead is a perennial found chiefly in canals but also in shallow ponds, ditches and slow-flowing rivers. Its name derives from the shape of the leaves. Flowering between July and August, it can ...

Beeston Tor. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Dovedale, Derbyshire. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park.

Bilberry, or Vaccinium myrtillus

A common shrub of heath, moors and woods on acid soil. The bilberry can grow up to 30cm in height. This example was found growing at Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire, by local naturalist ...

Birches Head Road, Caldon Canal, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent

A view north east across the River Trent valley from the Birches Head Road bridge over the Caldon Canal. The buildings in the right centre were Abbey Farm in the 1960s, now Trent Country Club, with Redhills ...

Bittersweet or Solanum dulcamara

Bittersweet, also known as Woody Nightshade is a perennial sprawling plant found in hedges and woods. Flowering between June and September, its stem can grow up to 1.75m in length. This example ...

Bog Asphodel or narthecium ossifragum

Bog Asphodel is a locally found perennial in the acid moorland bogs. Flowering between July and September, it can grow to height of 30cm. This example was found growing at Quarnford by Eric Edees. About ...

Branched Bur-reed or sparganium erectum

Branched Bur-reed is a perennial of shallow waters such as canals, ponds and lakes. Flowering between June and August, it can grow up to a height of 1.5m. It has distinct male and female flower heads ...

Broad-leaved Pondweed or potamogeton natans

Broad-leaved Pondweed is a perennial of ponds, lakes, rivers, canals and other areas of shallow water. Flowering between May and September, its stem can grow up to 1m in length. This example was ...

Broom, or Cytisus scoparius ssp. scoparius

This shrub inhabits heathy places, gravel pits and railway embankments. Flowering between May and June, it can grow up to 2 metres in height. This example was found growing at Oakamoor in Staffordshire, ...

Bugle or Ajuga reptans

Bugle is a common perennial of damp woods and meadows. It spreads by means of creeping, rooting stems. Flowering between May and July, it can grow to a height of 30cm. This example was found growing ...

Bulrush or typha latifolia

Bulrush is a perennial of reed swamps around lakes and ponds. It s also known as Great Reedmace. Flowering between June and July, it can grow to a height of 2.5m. This example was found growing ...

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus

Butterbur is a perennial that forms in patches around wet places, especially riversides. This plant is abundant in Manifold Valley. Its flowers develop before its leaves. Flowering between March and ...

Caldon Canal near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture shows the Caldon Canal running past a pottery factory near Lichfield Street in Stoke-on-Trent. Canals were a very important means of transporting raw materials and finished ceramic products: ...

Caldon Canal, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

This narrow boat on the Caldon Canal near Etruria would have been used to transport coal. The canal system in the Potteries was once the main source of transport for large quantities of heavy goods. By ...

Caldon Canal, near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A potbank alongside the Caldon Canal.

Canal at Great Haywood. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood, Staffordshire.

Cheddleton. Photographed by William Blake.

Canal view including Cheddleton Wharf, Staffordshire. This view includes a lock, overhead warehouse and bridge situated on the Caldon Canal at Leek Road.

Colt's-foot or Tussilago farfara

Colt's-foot is a common perennial of waste ground and derelict areas. Its flowers develop before its leaves do. Flowering between March and April, it can grow to a height of 25cm. This example was ...