Belgium

Plant recordings in June 2019

by Rutger Barendse and Jeroen Willemsen 

Tour de Belgique


After a period of coming up with ideas for our next BotanicalJourney, dismissing them, finding alternatives and dismissing them as well, etcetera; we had an interesting brainwave. Why not stay relatively close to home and spend the 2019 BotanicalJourney in Belgium, Rutgers' home country? After all, according to Francois Crepin, who wrote the Manuel de la flore de Belgique in 1860, Belgium is situated on the intersection of no fewer than five large European vegetation zones, allowing for large variations in plant life. To make the Journey a bit difficult for ourselves, we set our goal on recording at least 1,000 different plant species in just over a weeks' time.

To achieve this goal, we had to select a wide variety of ecosystems: the sandy area in the northeast, the hills in the southeast, the limestone in the south, the dunes in the west, the rivers near the border with France and the former mines in the Ardennes. Our hope was that these different habitats would provide us with plenty of plant species (and with nice walks as well).

On this page you will find (click to jump):

Useful identification keys

  • Jacques Lambinon et al.: Flora van Belgie, het Groothertogdom Luxemburg, Noord-Frankrijk en de aangrenzende gebieden, (Meise 1998).
  • www.blumeninschwaben.de


Report of this BotanicalJourney


20 June 2019: Nature reserve "De Maten" near Genk  (Google map)

Our first walk was in a nature reserve quite close to Rutgers' home. We tried to record species that we were already familiar with, but we also found several plants that are less common, like Potentilla norvegica and Vulpia bromoides. Next to the sewage water plant of the city of Genk there was an interesting area in which we recorded Filago minima, Myrica gale, Carex pilulifera and Berteroa incana. A walking path took us to the direction of an observation point. We chose to leave the path and check out the swampy parts of the reserve just in front of the observation point. Here we recorded species like Eriophorum vaginatum, Drosera intermedia, Rhynchospora alba, Rhynchospora fusca, Narthecium ossifragum and Trichophorum cespitosum. Next to the nature reserve there was a big canal. We ate an ice-cream and then followed the canal for a bit, where we recorded species of dry habitats like Sedum acre, Origanum vulgare and Sedum album. We found a way back to our car by walking through a recently reconstructed part of the reserve, where we found another new plant... Solanum lycopersicum ;-)


20 June 2019: Terril "Winterslag" near Genk (Google map)

Salvia verticillata In the surroundings of Genk and Maastricht there are several artificial hills that consist of waste from former mine activities. Most of these hills, called "terrils", are transformed into nice nature reserves nowadays, with many interesting plant species. The Winterslag terril, to the north of Genk, provided us with some orchid species, like Ophrys apifera. The hill slopes were colored yellow with Spartium junceum. Linum austriacum was another colorful aspect of the vegetation. An interesting finding as well was Plantago sempervirens. This plant has the size of a modest shrub, which makes it easy to spot on the terril. On our way down from the top of the hill, we found Salvia verticillata (see picture). Rutger thought he had found Inula salicina here before, but a closer look on the ray flowers showed that they were too wide for that species. So we decided that it had to be Buphthalmum salicifolium in stead. We found the species on another location as well. In the woods at the bottom of the terril, we recorded Platanthera chlorantha and Pyrola minor. That concluded the first afternoon of our BotanicalJourney. With 402 plant species we had made a good start!


21 June 2019: Nature reserve near Gors-Opleeuw (Google map)

The conservator of a nature reserve near the Flemmish village of Gors-Opleeuw, owned by Natuurpunt, invited us to come and visit the reserve. With pride he showed us the plants of the area that fell under his jurisdiction. The most remarkable of them was Dactylorhiza viridis, an orchid that cannot be found anywhere else in Flanders. But the hay lands contained other nice plant species as well, such as Stachys officinalis, Ononis repens and Succisa pratensis. Of the many sedges Carex pallescens and Carex otrubae were the most interesting. We also wandered through a little poplar forest, where we recorded species like Circaea lutetiana, Verbascum thapsus and Rosa villosa. We were very happy to be invited to visit this nature reserve. It truly was a very precious area.


21 June 2019: Le Thier à la Tombe (Google map)

Rhinanthus alectorolophus

The nature reserve "Le Thier à la Tombe", near the village of Eben-Emaal, is rich in limestone. It is situated on the western slope of the Mont Saint Pieter. You can access the reserve from the main road, but we walked around the area at first, and climbed over a fence on the back side. Le Thier a la Tombe was only a very small reserve and although it is situated high on a hill, it contained many moist areas. We recorded both Rhinanthus minor and Rhinanthus alectorolophus (see picture). Gymnadenia conopsea was present as well. On the dryer parts we found Helianthemum nummularium, Genista tinctoria and Polygala vulgaris. The reserve was not very large, so we only made a short trip here, but it was nice nevertheless. And it provided us with new plant species.


21 June 2019: Montagne Saint Pierre  (Google map)

Teucrium chamaedrys

The Montagne Saint Pierre is renowned for its orchids. In an area called "Thier de Lanaye" it did not take us a lot of time to record Orchis militaris and Orchis anthropophora. A small path crossed the slopes of the hill, making it easy to pass the many gates. We noted many plant species that are characteristic to habitats on limestone, like Scabiosa columbaria, Teucrium chamaedrys (see picture) and Arenaria leptoclados. We zigzagged across the hill slope, following goat- or sheep paths. Alongside the tracks we recorded Valerianella dentata, Marrubium vulgare and even Epipactis atrorubens. After a while, we noticed a large rock higher up the hill. A steep and exhausting climb provided us with Clinopodium acinos. When we went down, we reached a small nature reserve that consisted of three meadows rich in orchids. Dactylorhiza fuchsii and Dactylorhiza praetermissa were present there. They had formed many intermediate forms, often referred to as Dactylorhiza x grandis. We also recorded Platanthera chlorantha and in a forested place near a fence we found Pyrola rotundifolia. In order to get back to our car, we had to climb a steep hill. Unfortunately it was covered with waste, which made the climb a bit uncomfortable. It did lead us to a new plant species however: Asplenium scolopendrium.


21 June 2019: River Meuse/Maas near Smeermaas (Google map)

The shore of the river Meuse is always interesting for finding new plant species. Many seeds coming from upstream areas in France, Luxembourg and Belgium wash ashore and germinate here. Sisymbrium austriacum is a good example of this. It originates from the southern parts of Europe and it has colonized the northern parts by following the river Meuse. Nowadays, the species is known from several locations in Belgium and the Netherlands. We followed the shore of the river Grensmaas for a while, where we recorded Bolboschoenus laticarpus, Cyperus eragrostis and Potamogeton nodosus. Following a path to the north, we reached a sandy/stony area with many plants. Here, we found Crepis foutida ssp. foetida, Mentha suaveolens and Rhinantus minor. Further downstream we reached a pond, in which we found Zannichellia palustris ssp. palustris and Spirodela polyrhiza. On our way back, we recorded Salvia pratensis.


22 June 2019: Hautes Fagnes (Google Map)

Phyteuma spicatum subsp. nigrum

We wanted to go to an area that is famous for its plant-rich meadows. The area, adjacent to a large military area, is situated along the small river Perlenbach. We parked our car in Germany, near a hostel just minutes away from the border. From there, we could easily access the Belgian territory. The meadows alongside the small river were rich in species of swampy environments, such as Crepis paludosa, Phyteuma spicatum subsp. nigrum (see picture) and Persicaria bistorta. Narcissus pseudonarcissus unfortunately had no flowers anymore, but it was recognizable nevertheless.

Vicia orobus

Another nice finding right next to the stream was Ranunculus penicillatus. A little further into the valley we also focused on the more dryer habitats, where we recorded species like Geranium sylvaticum, Polygonatum verticillatum, Melampyrum pratense and the spectacular Vicia orobus (see picture). When we reached the military area, there was a sign that we could not enter the area. Around the sign we recorded Comarum palustre, Euphrasia stricta s.l. and Linum catharticum. From the sign, we followed an asphalt road through the woods. The woods were rather monotonous and provided us with only a few new species. Genista anglica and Blechnum spicant being two of them.


22 June 2019: Reinhardstein (Warche) near Ovifat  (Google map)

The castle Reinhardstein is a touristic hot-spot in the region called Warche. You can get guided tours through the castle and medieval knights hurry through the woods. A rather peculiar sight when you are looking for wild plant species. Well, we did not mind the hullabaloo around the castle, but focused on finding plants instead. On the road from the car park to the castle we found Pulmonaria Montana, Alchemilla glabra and Valeriana dioica. A nice finding was Ranunculus platanifolius and in the ditch next to the path we recorded Chrysosplenium oppositifolium and Alchemilla acutiloba as well. The rocky slopes on the premises of the castle provided us with species like Cystopteris fragilis, Knautia dipsacifolia, Sedum rupestre and Hieracium amplexicaule. After that, we descended further into the woods, until we reached the river Warche. The river was almost dry, so it was easy to follow it, jumping from rock to rock. A medieval knight was doing the same. Along the Warche we recorded Mimulus luteus (see picture) and Chrysosplenium alternifolium. On the way back to the car we climbed through the woods, where we found species like Mercurialis perennis, Phegopteris connectilis, Aconitum lycoctonum, Lysimachia nemorum and Gymnocarpium dryopteris. A couple of French women asked us for the route to the castle. I am still not sure whether we have sent them in the right direction... (if you are one of the women and if you are reading this BotanicalJourney-report, please accept our sincere apologies)...


23 June 2019: Harbor in Antwerp  (Google map)

The harbor in Antwerp is a rather odd place to be. Maybe you wouldn't expect interesting wild flower species to grow here, but in fact the area is very interesting for plant-hunters. Especially were grain is delivered by ship, a lot of strange plant species can be scattered about in the direct surroundings. When you visit the harbor on a Sunday you do not have to worry about large machines being operated behind your back. We visited several locations in the harbor. At first we went to a former grain terminal near the Noordkasteel. On the edges of a large tarmac area we found Lepidium bonariense, Rumex stenophyllus and Apera spica-venti. We followed an old train track, and recorded species like Gnaphalium luteoalbum, Sisymbrium orientale, Bromus japonicas, Veronica peregrina, Hordeum jubatum and Tragopogon dubius.

Blackstonia perfoliata

After that, we went to the Romeynsweel, where there is a very small nature reserve at the end of the road. We recorded species like Blackstonia perfoliata (see picture), Rhinanthus angustifolius, Epipactis palustris and Carex flacca here. Unfortunately, we were not able to find the Cephalantera that has been reported here once.

Our last stop in the harbor was an area near the Muisbroeklaan. A grain terminal is still in operation here, and we recorded species like Tordylium maximum, Bromus arvensis and Galium parisiense. The finding of Aphodelus tenuifolius was rather remarkable. You would not expect such a Mediterranean plant to germinate and grow in the cold climate of Antwerp.


23 June 2019: Kavel I straat, Knokke  (Google map)

Cotula coronopifolia

We ended the day on a camp site in the Dutch village of Retranchement, where we had been on our BotanicalJourney to Zeeland in 2000 as well. We had hoped to be able to visit the nature reserve Het Zwin in the evening. However there was some sort of Bird Park with high fences. We did not really want to climb these fences, so instead we visited a swampy meadow nearby. Here we found species like Ononis repens subsp. Repens, Veronica catenata, Ranunculus baudotii, Limosella aquatica and Cotula coronopifolia (see picture). Alongside a deep canal we found funny species like Papaver somniferum, Phalaris canariensis and Torilis nodosa.


24 June 2019: Zwinduinen (Google map)
Convolvulus soldanella From the town of Knokke you can access the Zwinduinen (Dunes of the Zwin) easily. But do not think that you can enter the Zwin itself: it is surrounded by a large fence. But fortunately the dunes are interesting for finding wild plant species as well. In a moist area near the entrance we recorded Samolus valerandi, Lithospermum officinale, Carex viridula and Dactylorhiza incarnata. From the first crossing we followed a sandy path to the Notrh, on which we recorded the interesting bouquet of Erodium cicutarium subsp. dunense, Bromus hordeaceus subsp. thominei and Phleum arenarium. We walked endlessly to the east. Close to the border with the Netherlands, parts of the dunes were pink of the many Convolvulus soldanella (see picture). Near the shore we recorded Honckenya peploides, just before we went back to the car via the beach. We recorded no new plant species on the beach, but in the town of Knokke we added a few extra maritime species to our list, like Euphorbia paralias, Eryngium maritimum and Cakile maritima.<


24 June 2019: Kleiputten van Heist (Google map)

The clay pits near Heist form a nature reserve of which only a small part is accessible. Here you can find small grassy fields with orchids and plants species of swampy environments. We recorded Dactylorhiza praetermissa here.


24 June 2019: Baai van Heist  (Google map)

Euphorbia paralias

The Bay of Heist is a nature reserve with remarkable views on the harbor of Heist/Zeebrugge on the one side and the ugly apartments of Knokke and Heist on the other side. It is literally the only piece of nature in an environment of concrete, asphalt and busy people. A narrow path runs through the reserve. From that path you have good vision on the vegetation, that is characteristic to salt marshes that are flooded by the sea on a regular basis. We recorded typical species like Atriplex portulacoides, Limonium vulgare, Suaeda maritima, Puccinellia maritima, Euphorbia paralias (see picture), Triglochin maritima and Juncus gerardii here. To be honest, for some species it was necessary to cross the impressive fence on the west side. Luckily for us the fence was not well-maintained and there were some missing parts that were easy to pass.


24 June 2019: Westhoek, De Panne  (Google map)

Herminium monorchis

De Panne is a popular beach resort near the French border. A part from the usual sadness that somehow always seems to go with these coastal villages, there is a nice and large dune reserve called Westhoek. This reserve is rich in many rare plant species that can easily be spotted from the footpaths that cross the reserve. Unfortunately the area management had placed lots of ugly fences through the reserve. They are not a pretty sight and also make it difficult to explore the area. Fortunately there are many "elephant paths", presumably originating from groups that are allowed to enter the reserve. We stayed as much on the paths as we could. At first, we passed several moist valleys, full with both Rhinanthus angustifolius and Rhinanthus minor. The many Dactylorhiza species were hard to identify, because Dactylorhiza praetermissa, Dactylorhiza fuchsii and Dactylorhiza incarnata form hybrids at a large scale. We also recorded Parnassia palustris, Euphrasia nemorosa, Anagallis tenella, Carex trinervis and Pyrola rotundifolia here. Further along the path de dunes got drier. Here we recorded Jasione montana, Viola curtisii, Lagurus ovatus and Viola hirta. The paths were formed by loose sands, which made walking rather exhausting. But dunes with open sands are an important part of dune reserves in northwest Europe. At the French border, we followed a path that lead to the sea. Here we found swampy valleys again. A nice surprise was Herminium monorchis (see picture), of which we estimated at least 300 specimens te be present (for as far as we could see from the path, of course). After this overwhelming sight, we followed the beach back to our car. We recorded Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima along the beach.


24 June 2019: Camping Greenpark, De Panne (Google map)

Paronychia argentea

We put up our tent in camping Greenpark in De Panne. We would not necessarily recommend this camp site to anyone who does not want to get drunk with his or her noisy friends, keeping the other guests awake during a large part of the night. However, we were on a mission here. Camp sites are highly underrated places for finding plant species. What makes them interesting is the fact that tourists coming from various parts of the world put up their tents, shaking the canvas of the tents and cleaning them more or less on the spot. This results in different seeds that fall on the ground. Some of them germinate and grow into plants. Camping Greenpark is one of the places where these plant species manage to survive. Among them are a lot of clover species. They particularly like the grassy and sandy habitats of the camp site. We recorded Trifolium glomeratum, Trifolium suffocatum, Trifolium micranthum, Trifolium scabrum and Trifolium resupinatum here. Capsella rubella was nice as well. In the shrubs on the edge of the site we found Carduus tenuiflorus. French and German mobilhome owners were curious to find out what we were looking for and generously helped us finding Paronychia argentea (see picture). With these nice plant species on our list, we managed to sleep through the shouting youth of the camp site. We were even able to resist the urge to get noisy right next to their tents at six 'o clock the next morning.


25 June 2019: Nature réserve "De Blankaart" south of Diksmuide (Google map)

Lathyrus palustris

According to meteorologists, the next day was to be warm and hot. So we got up early and left for a nature reserve called "De Blankaart". The reserve was situated near a castle and consisted of ponds, marshes and meadows. The meadows in the region around the river IJzer are characterized by the occurrence of Oenanthe silaifolia and although most of the fields were mowed recently, we managed to find several specimens of this plant. In and around the ponds we recorded Butomus umbellatus, Lemna minuta, Nymphoides peltata and Thalictrum flavum. Spectacular was the presence of Lathyrus palustris (see picture). De Blankaart is the only location of this species in Belgium currently known. We knew were to go and the freshly mowed meadows made the spot rather easy to reach. In meadows with more vegetation we recorded Oenanthe fistulosa and Alopecurus geniculatus.


25 June 2019: Honnelles  (Google map)

Near the town of Honnelles there is a vast forested area on a soil that is rich in lime. The undergrowth of the forest is well-developed. We recorded species like Allium ursinum, Paris quadrifolia, Hyacinthoides non-scripta and Tamus communis here. In more moist habitats we found Cirsium oleraceum as well. In spite of the high temperatures we climbed a small hill, covered with forest. At the back of an old quarry we recorded Orchis purpurea.


25 June 2019: Lime stone meadows near Nismes (Google map)

Ophrys fuciflora

In the past we have visited one of the lime stone meadows near Nismes. This time, we decided to check out two other meadows. One of them was a random guess (we noticed interesting vegetation while driving on the main road) and the other one was a known location for some orchid species. On both of the locations we recorded Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Digitalis lutea, Teucrium chamaedrys, Geranium sanguineum and Teucrium botrys. On the first field we also found Thymus praecox, Calamintha nepeta, Ophrys fuciflora (see picture) and Orchis anthropophora. On the second field we found may other orchid species: Epipactis atrorubens, Dactylorhiza viridis and Platanthera bifolia. We recorded these species by randomly zigzagging over the hill top. Unfortunately Neotinea ustulata was no longer flowering. Asperula cynanchica was present throughout.


25 June 2019: Camp site Du Moulin in Romedenne  (Google map)

By the end of the afternoon, the temperature had risen well over 30 degrees Celsius. So we decided to end our quest for this day and we tried to find a camp site. This proved to be no easy task: the first one was completely deserted (apart from two barking dogs - we can only hope that someone feeds them on a regular basis) and the second one was... ehh... well... not more than a deserted field with a toilet and a shower. But hey; who needs more than that? So we installed our tents and made something to eat. Rutger checked the area briefly for camp site adventives and found Potentilla argentea, Vulpia bromoides, Trifolium striatum and Draba muralis. With almost 900 different plant species already on our list, we were well in track towards our goal of 1,000 species.


26 June 2019: Lime stone hill near Treignes  (Google map)

Fumana procumbens As you probably know from previous BotanicalJourneys, we are very fond of lime stone hills. Especially when wild plants are given space to grow and a natural succession takes place. The hills have a high rate of biodiversity, as the environment of the village of Treignes clearly shows. We parked our car on the town square and followed a dead end road, leading to a narrow path up the hill. The site at Treignes is famous among Belgian botanists because of the presence of Limodorum abortivum. Judging by the many traces, we were not the first ones to look for this orchid. Carex digitata was present in the grasslands. On rocky places we found species like Sedum rupestre and Fumana procumbens (see picture). The last of these is a very rare plant in Belgium, but we recorded many specimens of it. Himantoglossum hircinum was scattered throughout the area and so were Teucrium botrys and Gymnadenia conopsea. The heads of the omnipresent Allium sphaerocephalon were quite conspicuous in the harsh sunlight. We were very satisfied with the valuable vegetation on this location.



26 June 2019: Grassland near Mazee (Google map)

On our way towards the town of Dinant, we passed another example of a reserve with nice lime stone plant species. It was a small field near Mazee. We recorded many orchid species here, although most of them did not have flowers anymore. We recognized Ophrys apifera, Gymnadenia conopsea, Ophrys insectifera, Orchis mascula and Platanthera chlorantha nonetheless. Large parts of the field were a bit overgrown with brambles and grasses, but we managed to find Prunella laciniata as well as the intermediate Prunella x intermedia (P. laciniata x vulgaris) on this site.


26 June 2019: Lime stone hill near Vaucelles  (Google map)

Teucrium montanum Next, we decided to pay a visit to the town of Vaucelles. We climbed up a hill next to a rocky outcrop somewhere outside the village. On the bottom of an old quarry we recorded Hypericum pulchrum and on the rocks we found Melica ciliata, Asplenium ruta-muraria, Asplenium trichomanes and Asplenium ceterach. Some persistence was needed to follow the path upwards, but with the many specimens of Teucrium montanum (see picture) it was a pleasure to make the effort. We also recorded Seseli libanotis and Rumex scutatus here. Ophrys apifera was present as well. We got used to the presence of Allium sphaerocephalon, which was abundantly present again.


26 June 2019: Along the river Meuse near Waulsort   (Google map)

From our car we noticed small Iris species on top of the wall surrounding Waulsort castle. The turned out to be Iris pumila. We followed the shore of the river Meuse for a very short track and recorded Scutellaria galericulata, Petrorhagia prolifera and Cerastium tomentosum.

 
26 June 2019: Réserve naturelle domaniale de Champalle near Yvoir  (Google map)

We were desperately in need of new species and we knew that there were still some lime stone plants missing on our list. Therefore we went to a nature reserve near Yvoir. This turned out to be a wise decision. Next to the many species that we had recorded on one of our previous sites (including again the very very very abundant Allium sphaerocephalon) we found species like Phleum phleoides and Dianthus carthusianorum. The path through the open rocky slope provided us with Lactuca perennis, Helianthemum apenninum, Arabidopsis arenosa and Aster linosyris. For the latter it was too early to see its flowers of course, but is was recognizable nevertheless. In the forest on our way back to the village we recorded Festuca pallens and Ranunculus auricomus.


26 June 2019: La Houille near Bourseigne-Neuve  (Google map)

Hieracium peleterianum A few years ago, Rutger paid a visit to the surroundings of the small river La Houille, near the French border. He remembered some remarkable species from his visit, so we decided to check them out again. The road sides were colored blue with the many Centaurea montana. But after a long walk along the road, we found what we were looking for: Hieracium peleterianum (see picture). The location near La Houille is the only known growing place of this plant species. The plants grow on a steep, forested slope and are hard to access. Luckily you can see them from the road very well. On the other side of the road, on a low wall, we recorded Euphrasia micrantha. This plant was there on Rutgers' previous visit as well. Other plant species near La Houille were Pulmonaria mollis, Circaea x intermedia (C. alpina x lutetiana), Anthericum liliago and Galium mollugo subsp. mollugo.

27 June 2019: Réserve naturelle de Raymond Mayne near Torgny (Google map)

Melampyrum arvense In the past, we both have been in the region The Gaume a couple of times. The Gaume is the most southern part of Belgium, and it is rich in lime. These two factors lead to a special flora en fauna in the area. A little up the hill from the most southern Village of Belgium, Torgny, there is a nature reserve. A small part of the reserve can be overlooked from a path that runs through it. The many orchids and other interesting plant species make it hard to stay on the path. That is probably why we saw many small tracks running through the reserve as well. To be honest: the majority of the plant species can be observed from the official path, so there is no need to leave the route. We entered the reserve from the direction of a small church with a pick-nick area. The abundance of Gymnadenia conopsea was the first thing that impressed us. Locally they grew aside Anacamptis pyramidalis, which had a much darker purple color. Epipactis atrorubens and Orchis anthropophora were present as well. But there were many non-orchid species as well. The most conspicuous was Melampyrum arvense (see picture), but we also recorded Astragalus glycyphyllos and Dianthus armeria.

After we had crossed the reserve, we entered a forest with dense undergrowth. Here we recorded species like Paris quadrifolia, Stachys alpina and Euphorbia stricta. To challenge ourselves, we decided to identify a bramble. It was a nice looking specimen with needle-sharp spikes and pointed leaves. We used the website www.BlumenInSchwaben.de (of which we have an off-line version thanks to our friend Thomas) to identify the species. It turned out to be Rubus pedemontanus. We also recorded Pulmonaria obscura and Platanthera chlorantha in this nice forest.

Pulsatilla vulgaris Once we got back to the Réserve naturelle, we had a brief encounter with the maintenance crew: a hurdle of noisy and nosy goats. Next to the original reserve, there was a patch of land that was recently restored for wild plants, with help of the European Union (see www.life-herbages.eu). Although the field was still sparsely covered with plants, we recorded several nice plant species, such as Rhinanthus minor, Onobrychis viciifolia, Gymnadenia conopsea, Anthyllis vulneraria and Melampyrum arvense. A finding that surprised us was a specimen of Pulsatilla vulgaris, which had a nice flower (see picture), although it was already the end of June! With this nice recording, we ended our visit here.


27 June 2019: Réserve naturelle domaniale du Cron de Montauban near Buzenol  (Google map)

Another site that we knew from the past was Buzenol. We had carried out a superficial survey of plants and insects in 1997 and the results were encouraging enough to go there again. We followed a path with many walking-route signs next to a sign with "acces interdite". At first, the path took us through a forest. We recorded species like Cystopteris fragilis, Galium sylvaticum and Neottia nidus-avis here. Water came out of the hillside at several locations, providing a moist vegetation. This provided several Carex species, like Carex lepidocarpa, Carex rostrata and Carex paniculata. And amongst these fine species we found a very rare plant as well: Rubus saxatilis !!!


27 June 2019: Swamp in the Réserve naturelle le marais de Chantemelle (Google map)

In order to reach our goal of 1,000 different plant species, we wanted to visit a swamp. On Google Satellite images we noticed a large swampy area near Chantemelle, so we drove there. Just next to the road there was a more or less recent excavation with species such as Dianthus deltoides. But we also found Helichrysum arenarium: a very rare plant in Belgium. We had heard that there were some experiments carries out with the re-introduction of this plant. It looked like we had accidentally stumbled upon one of the sites of this experiment. The specie had spread itself over about a quarter of the site. After that, we went further into the boggy and swampy parts of the reserve. Here we recorded species like Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris and Eriophorum angustifolium. Dactylorhiza maculata and Dactylorhiza fuchsii were present as well. At the furthermost end of the reserve we recorded several specimens of Platanthera chlorantha. On our way back to the car we also found Saxifraga granulata, Anacamptis pyramidalis and Stellaria nemorum in the surrounding forest. A quick survey of an arable field produced less weeds than we had expected. We recorded Orobanche purpurea and Phacelia tanacetifolia nevertheless.


27 June 2019: Old railway tracks south of Heinsch  (Google map)

Linaria repens Some years ago we had paid a brief visit to a stretch of old railway tracks near Heinsch. We found out that the area had undergone quite a change since our last visit: it was partly converted into a solar energy field. Fortunately, the largest part of the terrain was still the same and consisted of old railway tracks. The environment here is very hostile to plants: there is very little water and temperatures rise high. So as you can imagine, there are some special plant species to be seen here. Right at the start of our visit we found Linaria supina and Linaria repens (see picture). Other nice species were Herniaria glabra and Minuartia hybrida. We crossed the area from the one side to the other and returned via the wooded north side, where there was a wall. We recorded Alyssum alyssoides and Valerianella dentata here. Somewhere in the middle of the area we recorded the 1,000th plant species of this BotanicalJourney. It was Chondrilla juncea. We were very happy that we already reached our goal, with still one promising day to go!


28 June 2019: Slate slopes near Vielsalm (Google map)

Cryptogramma crispa On the last day of our BotanicalJourney we decided to return to the type of terrains that we started with: fallow fields and residues of mining activities. First we headed towards the town of Vielsalm, where there was once a slate production site. The piles of slate residue form loose hills on which it is rather exhausting to look for plants. We were convinced that we could find some plant specialties here. The first thing we found was a Bergenia. Once a garden escapee, this plant had well established itself on the edge of the site. We identified it as Bergenia crassifolia, which has not been reported in Belgium so far. We took a little piece of the plant with us for later analysis. We followed several of the many elephant trails through the wooded area and recorded Euphrasia stricta s.s. and Euphrasia officinalis. On a loose pile of slate we recorded Cryptogramma crispa (see picture). This plant was already known from the surroundings, but we managed to find some new locations as well. In a cold and damp remnant of former industrial activities we recorded Cystopteris fragilis.
   

28 June 2019: Rocky outcrop near Aywaille (Google map)

Sempervivum funckii Then we headed to the town of Aywaille where we had once been before, after we had lost our exhaustion pipe on the highway. Here too were the remnants of former mining activities present everywhere. From a large distance one can notice the impressive rocky outcrops above the town. Part of the area is referred to as Réserve naturelle de la Heid des Gattes. First we followed the river Amblève. The road was formally closed, but the well maintained hole in the fence suggested a large amount of people walking here on a regular basis. Under the trees we recorded Sedum telephium, Melica ciliata and Cardamine impatiens. A little further along the path it was not difficult to notice Sempervivum funckii (see picture) on an exposed rocky slope. Some botanists claim that this is endemic to Belgium, but this claim is not undisputed. Although the species was hard to get by, we managed to take some nice pictures and... well, let's say that the road down was faster than the road up the slope. More to the east there was a wall with many specimens of Asplenium trichomanes. We recorded Artemisia campestris, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria and Rumex scutatus here as well.

Sempervivum funckii Then we followed a steep footpath up the hill, where we recorded Polystichum aculeatum. Somewhere halfway there was a visitors' center dedicated to the former mines and the present nature. It was nice to look around. On the grassy fields next to the center, we recorded Gymnadenia conopsea, Aster linosyris and Centaurium pulchellum. We concluded this years' BotanicalJourney on the very end of the path by recording Asplenium adiantum-nigrum and Asplenium septentrionale. Some nice species to end our list with!

In total, we recorded 1,031 different plant species in Belgium. So we achieved our goal !!!



List of the recorded plant species

PLEASE NOTE:
Only the first finding of species is displayed. So species that were recorded, let's say, both on the 26th and the 27th of June ONLY are noted on the 26th.
 
 

20 June 2019: Nature reserve "De Maten" near Genk  (Google map)

Acer campestre
Acer pseudoplatanus
Achillea millefolium
Achillea ptarmica
Aethusa cynapium
Agrostis canina
Agrostis capillaris
Agrostis gigantea
Agrostis stolonifera
Agrostis vinealis
Aira caryophyllea
Aira praecox
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Alliaria petiolata
Allium vineale
Alnus glutinosa
Alopecurus aequalis
Amelanchier lamarckii
Angelica sylvestris
Anisantha sterilis
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Anthriscus sylvestris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Arabidopsis thaliana
Arabis glabra
Arenaria serpyllifolia
Arrhenatherum elatius
Artemisia vulgaris
Asplenium ruta-muraria
Athyrium filix-femina
Atriplex patula
Bellis perennis
Berberis aquifolium
Berteroa incana
Betula pendula
Betula pubescens
Bidens cernua
Bidens frondosa
Bromus hordeaceus
Calamagrostis canescens
Callitriche brutia
Callitriche obtusangula
Callitriche stagnalis
Calluna vulgaris
Campanula rapunculus
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Cardamine flexuosa
Carduus crispus
Carex arenaria
Carex hirta
Carex nigra
Carex otrubae
Carex paniculata
Carex pilulifera
Carex pseudocyperus
Carex remota
Castanea sativa
Centaurea cyanus
Centaurea jacea
Cerastium fontanum
Cerastium glomeratum
Cerastium semidecandrum
Chaerophyllum temulum
Chamerion angustifolium
Chelidonium majus
Chenopodium album
Cicuta virosa
Cirsium arvense
Cirsium palustre
Cirsium vulgare
Convallaria majalis
Convolvulus sepium
Conyza canadensis
Corylus avellana
Corynephorus canescens
Crepis capillaris
Cytisus scoparius
Dactylis glomerata
Danthonia decumbens
Daucus carota
Deschampsia cespitosa
Deschampsia flexuosa
Descurainia sophia
Digitalis purpurea
Digitaria ischaemum
Drosera intermedia
Dryopteris carthusiana
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis multicaulis
Elytrigia repens
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium parviflorum
Epilobium tetragonum
Epipactis helleborine
Equisetum arvense
Erica tetralix
Erigeron annuus
Eriophorum angustifolium
Eriophorum vaginatum
Erodium cicutarium subsp. cicutarium
Euonymus europaeus
Eupatorium cannabinum
Fallopia convolvulus
Fallopia dumetorum
Fallopia japonica
Festuca arundinacea
Festuca brevipila
Festuca filiformis
Festuca rubra
Filago minima
Filipendula ulmaria
Fraxinus excelsior
Galeopsis tetrahit
Galinsoga parviflora
Galium aparine
Galium palustre
Genista pilosa
Geranium molle
Geranium pusillum
Geranium robertianum
Geum macrophyllum
Geum urbanum
Glechoma hederacea
Glyceria fluitans
Glyceria maxima
Gnaphalium uliginosum
Hedera helix
Helianthus annuus
Heracleum sphondylium
Hieracium laevigatum
Hieracium pilosella
Hieracium umbellatum
Holcus lanatus
Holcus mollis
Humulus lupulus
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Hypericum maculatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum tetrapterum
Hypochaeris radicata
Ilex aquifolium
Iris pseudacorus
Jacobaea vulgaris
Jasione montana
Juglans regia
Juncus acutiflorus
Juncus articulatus
Juncus bufonius
Juncus bulbosus
Juncus conglomeratus
Juncus effusus
Juncus squarrosus
Juncus tenuis
Lactuca serriola
Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum
Lamium album
Lapsana communis
Leersia oryzoides
Lemna minor
Leontodon autumnalis
Leontodon saxatilis
Lepidium campestre
Lepidium virginicum
Leucanthemum vulgare
Ligustrum vulgare
Linaria vulgaris
Lolium perenne
Lonicera periclymenum
Lotus pedunculatus
Lunaria annua
Luzula campestris
Luzula multiflora
Lycopus europaeus
Lysimachia vulgaris
Lythrum portula
Lythrum salicaria
Malus sylvestris
Matricaria chamomilla
Matricaria discoidea
Medicago lupulina
Medicago sativa
Melilotus albus
Melilotus officinalis
Mentha aquatica
Mercurialis annua
Moehringia trinervia
Molinia caerulea
Mycelis muralis
Myosotis arvensis
Myosotis laxa
Myosoton aquaticum
Myrica gale
Nardus stricta
Narthecium ossifragum
Nuphar lutea
Nymphaea alba
Oenanthe aquatica
Oenothera biennis
Origanum vulgare
Ornithopus perpusillus
Oxalis corniculata
Papaver dubium
Parthenocissus inserta
Persicaria amphibia
Persicaria hydropiper
Persicaria lapathifolia
Persicaria maculosa
Persicaria minor
Phalaris arundinacea
Phragmites australis
Pinus sylvestris
Plantago coronopus
Plantago lanceolata
Plantago major
Poa annua
Poa compressa
Poa nemoralis
Poa palustris
Poa pratensis
Poa trivialis
Polygonum aviculare
Populus tremula
Potamogeton pectinatus
Potamogeton polygonifolius
Potentilla argentea
Potentilla erecta
Potentilla norvegica
Prunella vulgaris
Prunus serotina
Pteridium aquilinum
Pyracantha coccinea
Quercus palustris
Quercus robur
Quercus rubra
Ranunculus flammula
Ranunculus repens
Ranunculus sceleratus
Reseda luteola
Rhamnus frangula
Rhynchospora alba
Rhynchospora fusca
Ribes rubrum
Robinia pseudoacacia
Rorippa palustris
Rosa canina s.l.
Rubus fruticosus
Rumex acetosa
Rumex acetosella
Rumex conglomeratus
Rumex crispus
Rumex hydrolapathum
Rumex obtusifolius
Rumex palustris
Sagina micropetala
Sagina procumbens
Sagittaria sagittifolia
Salix aurita
Salix caprea
Salix x reichardtii (S. caprea x cinerea s.s.)
Sambucus nigra
Sanguisorba minor
Scirpus sylvaticus
Scleranthus annuus
Scrophularia auriculata
Scutellaria galericulata
Sedum acre
Sedum album
Sedum 'Herbstfreude' (S. spectabile x telephium)
Senecio inaequidens
Senecio sylvaticus
Senecio vulgaris
Silene coronaria
Silene dioica
Silene flos-cuculi
Sinapis arvensis
Sisymbrium officinale
Solanum dulcamara
Solanum lycopersicum
Solanum nigrum
Solidago gigantea
Solidago virgaurea
Sonchus asper
Sonchus oleraceus
Sorbus aucuparia
Sparganium emersum
Sparganium erectum
Spergula arvensis
Spergula morisonii
Spergularia rubra
Stellaria media
Stellaria uliginosa
Syringa vulgaris
Tanacetum parthenium
Tanacetum vulgare
Taraxacum officinale s.l. (incl. all sec.)
Taxus baccata
Teesdalia nudicaulis
Teucrium scorodonia
Thymus pulegioides
Tragopogon pratensis
Trichophorum cespitosum
Trifolium arvense
Trifolium campestre
Trifolium dubium
Trifolium hybridum
Trifolium pratense
Trifolium repens
Typha angustifolia
Typha latifolia
Urtica dioica
Utricularia australis
Vaccinium myrtillus
Valeriana officinalis
Verbascum nigrum
Verbena officinalis
Veronica arvensis
Veronica officinalis
Viburnum opulus
Vicia cracca
Vicia hirsuta
Vicia sativa
Vicia tetrasperma
Vicia villosa
Vinca major
Viola arvensis
Vulpia bromoides
Vulpia myuros
 

20 June 2019: Terril "Winterslag" near Genk (Google map)

Acer platanoides
Agrimonia eupatoria
Anthemis tinctoria
Anthyllis vulneraria
Arabis hirsuta
Atriplex prostrata
Borago officinalis
Brachypodium phoenicoides
Bromus racemosus
Carpinus betulus
Cerastium pumilum
Cichorium intybus
Clematis vitalba
Clinopodium vulgare
Crataegus monogyna
Diplotaxis muralis
Dipsacus fullonum
Echium vulgare
Erigeron acris
Euphorbia esula
Fragaria vesca
Galium mollugo
Galium verum
Galium x pomeranicum (G. verum x album)
Hieracium bauhinii
Hieracium murorum
Hieracium piloselloides
Hieracium sabaudum
Hippophae rhamnoides
Inula conyzae
Buphthalmum salicifolium
Lamium purpureum
Lathyrus sylvestris
Linum austriacum
Lotus corniculatus
Malva sylvestris
Neottia ovata
Odontites luteus
Odontites vernus
Oenothera x fallax (O. biennis x glazioviana)
Onobrychis viciifolia
Ononis repens
Ophrys apifera
Papaver rhoeas
Pastinaca sativa subsp. urens
Petrorhagia prolifera
Picris hieracioides
Plantago sempervirens
Platanthera chlorantha
Potentilla inclinata
Potentilla recta
Potentilla reptans
Pyrola minor
Rubus idaeus
Salix alba
Salix cinerea
Salvia officinalis
Salvia verticillata
Saponaria ocymoides
Silene latifolia
Silene vulgaris
Spartium junceum
Thymus praecox
Thymus serpyllum
Thymus vulgaris
Tilia platyphyllos
Trifolium resupinatum
Tripleurospermum maritimum
Tussilago farfara
Ulex europaeus
Verbascum densiflorum
Verbascum phlomoides
Veronica spicata subsp. orchidea
 

21 June 2019: Nature reserve near Gors-Opleeuw (Google map)

Alopecurus pratensis
Anemone nemorosa
Arctium minus
Carex acutiformis
Carex pallescens
Centaurium erythraea
Circaea lutetiana
Conium maculatum
Crataegus laevigata
Crepis paludosa
Cruciata laevipes
Cynosurus cristatus
Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. fuchsii
Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. maculata
Dactylorhiza viridis
Equisetum palustre
Festuca pratensis
Galium uliginosum
Geranium dissectum
Geranium pyrenaicum
Glyceria notata
Hypericum hirsutum
Juncus inflexus
Lathyrus pratensis
Leontodon hispidus
Lolium multiflorum
Myosotis scorpioides
Phleum pratense
Pimpinella major
Populus alba
Populus x canadensis (P. nigra x deltoides)
Potentilla sterilis
Prunus spinosa
Pulicaria dysenterica
Ranunculus acris
Rorippa sylvestris
Rosa villosa
Rubus caesius
Rumex sanguineus
Scrophularia nodosa
Selinum carvifolia
Silene x hampeana (S. latifolia x dioica)
Stachys officinalis
Stachys sylvatica
Succisa pratensis
Symphytum officinale
Trisetum flavescens
Triticum aestivum
Verbascum thapsus
Veronica beccabunga
Veronica chamaedrys
Vicia sepium
Viscum album
 

21 June 2019: Le Thier à la Tombe (Google map)

Anagallis arvensis
Aphanes arvensis
Brachypodium pinnatum
Briza media
Bryonia dioica
Carex flacca
Chenopodium polyspermum
Crepis biennis
Echinochloa crus-galli
Galinsoga quadriradiata
Galium verum subsp. verum
Genista tinctoria
Gymnadenia conopsea
Helianthemum nummularium
Knautia arvensis
Lactuca sativa
Pimpinella saxifraga
Polygala vulgaris
Rhinanthus alectorolophus
Rhinanthus minor
Veronica persica
Viola canina
 

21 June 2019: Montagne Saint Pierre  (Google map)

Arenaria leptoclados
Arum maculatum
Asplenium scolopendrium
Astragalus glycyphyllos
Brachypodium sylvaticum
Buddleja davidii
Campanula rotundifolia
Carduus nutans
Carex caryophyllea
Carex divulsa
Carex spicata
Carex sylvatica
Cirsium acaule
Clinopodium acinos
Colchicum autumnale
Convolvulus arvensis
Cornus sanguinea
Dactylorhiza x grandis (D. fuchsii x praetermissa)
Epipactis atrorubens
Jacobaea erucifolia
Lathyrus latifolius
Marrubium vulgare
Myosotis sylvatica
Orchis anthropophora
Orchis militaris
Plantago media
Potentilla tabernaemontani
Pyrola rotundifolia
Ranunculus bulbosus
Rhamnus cathartica
Rosa arvensis
Rosa rubiginosa
Scabiosa columbaria
Teucrium chamaedrys
Ulmus minor
Valerianella dentata
Verbascum lychnitis
Viola hirta
Viola riviniana
 

21 June 2019: River Meuse/Maas near Smeermaas (Google map)

Acer negundo
Alcea rosea
Alisma lanceolatum
Bolboschoenus laticarpus
Carex acuta
Crepis foetida subsp. foetida
Cyperus eragrostis
Eleocharis palustris
Erysimum cheiranthoides
Impatiens glandulifera
Juncus compressus
Juncus subnodulosus
Mentha suaveolens
Mentha x verticillata (M. aquatica x arvensis)
Myriophyllum spicatum
Nasturtium officinale
Oenothera glazioviana
Onopordum acanthium agg.
Platanus hispanica
Potamogeton nodosus
Rorippa amphibia
Rumex maritimus
Salix purpurea
Salix viminalis
Salvia pratensis
Saponaria officinalis
Silybum marianum
Sisymbrium austriacum
Spirodela polyrhiza
Thalictrum flavum
Urtica spec.
Verbascum x semialbum (V. nigrum x thapsus)
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Xanthium strumarium s.l.
Zannichellia palustris subsp. palustris
 

21 June 2019: Near Tongeren (Google map)

Hieracium amplexicaule
Lepidium draba
 

22 June 2019: Hautes Fagnes (Google Map)

Ajuga reptans
Blechnum spicant
Calamagrostis arundinacea
Caltha palustris
Cardamine pratensis
Carex curta
Carex demissa
Carex echinata
Carex ovalis
Carex panicea
Carex vesicaria
Centaurea jacea subsp. nigra
Chamaespartium sagittale
Comarum palustre
Equisetum hyemale
Euphrasia stricta s.l.
Fagus sylvatica
Galium saxatile
Genista anglica
Geranium sylvaticum
Helictotrichon pubescens
Hypericum pulchrum
Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Lathyrus linifolius
Linaria repens
Linum catharticum
Luzula luzuloides
Melampyrum pratense
Mentha arvensis
Meum athamanticum
Montia fontana
Myriophyllum alterniflorum
Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Oxalis acetosella
Persicaria bistorta
Phyteuma spicatum subsp. nigrum
Poa chaixii
Polygala serpyllifolia
Polygonatum verticillatum
Prunus padus
Ranunculus penicillatus
Sanguisorba officinalis
Senecio hercynicus
Stellaria graminea
Stellaria holostea
Trifolium medium
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Veronica serpyllifolia
Vicia orobus
Viola palustris
 

22 June 2019: Reinhardstein (Warche) near Ovifat  (Google map)

Aconitum lycoctonum
Alchemilla acutiloba
Alchemilla glabra
Arctium lappa
Asplenium trichomanes
Bromopsis ramosa
Campanula trachelium
Cardamine amara
Cardamine impatiens
Centaurea montana
Chrysosplenium alternifolium
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Circaea x intermedia (C. alpina x lutetiana)
Cystopteris fragilis
Dryopteris affinis
Epilobium montanum
Festuca altissima
Festuca gigantea
Geum rivale
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Heracleum sphondylium var. angustifolium
Hesperis matronalis
Impatiens noli-tangere
Knautia dipsacifolia
Luzula sylvatica
Lysimachia nemorum
Meconopsis cambrica
Mercurialis perennis
Milium effusum
Mimulus luteus
Petasites hybridus
Phegopteris connectilis
Polygonatum multiflorum
Polypodium spec.
Polystichum aculeatum
Pulmonaria montana
Ranunculus platanifolius
Ribes uva-crispa
Rosa pseudoscabriuscula
Sambucus racemosa
Sedum rupestre
Senecio nemorensis
Stellaria nemorum
Ulmus glabra
Valeriana dioica
Vinca minor
Sorbus aria (near Fagne de la Poleur)
 

23 June 2019: Harbor in Antwerp  (Google map)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Anchusa arvensis
Anisantha diandra
Anisantha tectorum
Anthemis arvensis
Apera spica-venti
Asphodelus tenuifolius
Avena fatua
Avena sativa
Blackstonia perfoliata
Bromus arvensis
Bromus japonicus
Bromus secalinus
Bromus sitchensis
Carduus acanthoides
Carex distans
Catapodium rigidum
Ceratochloa cathartica
Chenopodium ficifolium
Chenopodium glaucum
Commelina spec.
Consolida regalis
Datura stramonium
Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Epipactis palustris
Galium parisiense
Galium spurium
Geranium purpureum
Geranium rotundifolium
Gnaphalium luteoalbum
Herniaria hirsuta
Hirschfeldia incana
Hordeum jubatum
Hordeum vulgare
Impatiens parviflora
Lamium hybridum
Lappula squarrosa
Lepidium bonariense
Lolium rigidum
Lotus glaber
Myosotis ramosissima
Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa
Plantago arenaria
Prunus mahaleb
Ranunculus marginatus
Rhinanthus angustifolius
Rumex stenophyllus
Salix repens
Saxifraga tridactylites
Sisymbrium altissimum
Sisymbrium loeselii
Sisymbrium orientale
Sonchus arvensis
Sorghum halepense
Thlaspi arvense
Tordylium maximum
Torilis arvensis
Tragopogon dubius
Veronica peregrina
Viburnum lantana
Vulpia ciliata
Euphorbia peplus (near Zelzate)
 

23 June 2019: Kavel I straat, Knokke  (Google map)

Alopecurus geniculatus
Aster tripolium
Atriplex littoralis
Atriplex micrantha
Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Bolboschoenus maritimus
Brassica nigra
Callitriche truncata
Centaurium pulchellum
Coronopus squamatus
Cotula coronopifolia
Cymbalaria muralis
Elytrigia atherica
Euphorbia helioscopia
Fumaria officinalis
Hordeum secalinum
Juncus ambiguus
Limosella aquatica
Malva neglecta
Medicago arabica
Ononis repens subsp. repens
Papaver somniferum
Phalaris canariensis
Phleum pratense subsp. serotinum
Picris echioides
Polypogon viridis
Potamogeton berchtoldii
Ranunculus baudotii
Ranunculus sardous
Raphanus sativus
Spergularia salina
Stachys palustris
Torilis nodosa
Trifolium fragiferum
Veronica catenata
 

24 June 2019: Zwinduinen (Google map)

Ammophila arenaria
Anthriscus caucalis
Ballota nigra
Bromus hordeaceus subsp. thominei
Cakile maritima
Carex viridula
Centaurium littorale
Ceratocapnos claviculata
Claytonia perfoliata
Convolvulus soldanella
Corispermum intermedium
Cynoglossum officinale
Dactylorhiza incarnata
Erodium cicutarium subsp. dunense
Erodium lebelii
Eryngium maritimum
Euphorbia paralias
Festuca arenaria
Honckenya peploides
Juncus maritimus
Lithospermum officinale
Medicago minima
Oenothera oehlkersii
Phleum arenarium
Prunus cerasifera
Prunus persica
Rosa canina s.s.
Rosa rugosa
Rosa squarrosa x Rosa vosagiaca
Rosa tomentosa
Samolus valerandi
Spartina anglica
Thalictrum minus
Vulpia fasciculata
 

24 June 2019: Kleiputten van Heist (Google map)

Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Prunus domestica
Tamarix gallica
 

24 June 2019: Baai van Heist  (Google map)

Apium graveolens
Atriplex portulacoides
Elytrigia juncea
Euphrasia tetraquetra
Glaux maritima
Juncus gerardii
Limonium vulgare
Parapholis strigosa
Puccinellia maritima
Rosa spinosissima
Salicornia europaea
Salix repens subsp. dunensis
Silene conica
Spergularia media
Suaeda maritima
Triglochin maritima
Yucca gloriosa
 

24 June 2019: De Fonteintjes (near Heist) (Google map)

Lathyrus tuberosus
 

24 June 2019: Westhoek, De Panne  (Google map)

Anagallis tenella
Anchusa officinalis
Asparagus officinalis
Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Carex disticha
Carex trinervis
Cerastium diffusum
Dactylorhiza x kerneriorum (D. fuchsii x incarnata)
Euphrasia nemorosa
Herminium monorchis
Koeleria albescens
Lagurus ovatus
Parnassia palustris
Pentaglottis sempervirens
Viola curtisii
 

24 June 2019: Camping Greenpark (De Panne) (Google map)

Capsella rubella
Carduus tenuiflorus
Colutea x media (C. arborescens x orientalis)
Crassula tillaea
Lycium barbarum
Paronychia argentea
Polycarpon tetraphyllum
Trifolium glomeratum
Trifolium micranthum
Trifolium scabrum
Trifolium suffocatum
 

25 June 2019: Nature réserve "De Blankaart" south of Diksmuide (Google map)

Butomus umbellatus
Callitriche platycarpa
Carex riparia
Cornus sericea s.l.
Lathyrus palustris
Lemna minuta
Lysimachia nummularia
Nymphoides peltata
Oenanthe fistulosa
Oenanthe silaifolia
Salix triandra
Salix x holosericea (S. cinerea x viminalis)
Spiraea douglasii
Stellaria palustris
Symphoricarpos albus
 

25 June 2019: Honnelles  (Google map)

Aegopodium podagraria
Allium ursinum
Alnus incana
Anemone ranunculoides
Bromopsis ramosa subsp. ramosa
Cirsium oleraceum
Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii
Dipsacus pilosus
Elymus caninus
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Euphorbia dulcis
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Luzula pilosa
Melica uniflora
Orchis purpurea
Paris quadrifolia
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Quercus pubescens
Tamus communis
Tilia cordata
Veronica montana
Viola reichenbachiana
 

25 June 2019: Lime stone meadows near Nismes (Google map)

Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis f. azurea
Asperula cynanchica
Bromus racemosus subsp. commutatus
Bunium bulbocastanum
Bupleurum falcatum
Campanula persicifolia
Centaurea scabiosa
Digitalis lutea
Euphorbia platyphyllos
Fragaria viridis
Galium pumilum
Geranium columbinum
Geranium sanguineum
Globularia bisnagarica
Helleborus foetidus
Hippocrepis comosa
Koeleria pyramidata
Neotinea ustulata
Ophrys fuciflora
Orobanche teucrii
Platanthera bifolia
Polygonatum odoratum
Primula veris
Sambucus ebulus
Scandix pecten-veneris
Sesleria caerulea
Teucrium botrys
Thlaspi perfoliatum
Torilis japonica
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria
Viola odorata
 

25 June 2019: Camp site Du Moulin in Romedenne  (Google map)

Draba muralis
Equisetum telmateia
Sagina apetala
Stachys byzantina
Trifolium striatum
 

26 June 2019: Lime stone hill near Treignes  (Google map)

Allium oleraceum
Allium sphaerocephalon
Carex digitata
Carex pendula
Euphorbia cyparissias
Euphorbia lathyris
Fumana procumbens
Hieracium vulgatum
Himantoglossum hircinum
Limodorum abortivum
Prunus cerasus
Prunus laurocerasus
Quercus petraea
Tragopogon pratensis subsp. minor
Valerianella carinata
 

26 June 2019: Grassland near Mazee (Google map)

Bromopsis erecta
Ophrys insectifera
Orchis mascula
Prunella laciniata
Prunella x intermedia (P. laciniata x vulgaris)
 

26 June 2019: Lime stone hill near Vaucelles  (Google map)

Asplenium ceterach
Carex humilis
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Euphrasia officinalis subsp. rostkoviana
Melica ciliata
Rumex scutatus
Seseli libanotis
Teucrium montanum
 

26 June 2019: Along the river Meuse near Waulsort   (Google map)

Cerastium tomentosum
Melilotus altissimus
 

26 June 2019: Fonds-de-Leffe (Google map)

Artemisia alba
 

26 June 2019: Réserve naturelle domaniale de Champalle near Yvoir  (Google map)

Arabidopsis arenosa
Aster linosyris
Buxus sempervirens
Cornus mas
Dianthus carthusianorum
Festuca pallens
Helianthemum apenninum
Lactuca perennis
Phleum phleoides
Pyrus pyraster
Ranunculus auricomus
 

26 June 2019: La Houille near Bourseigne-Neuve  (Google map)

Alchemilla xanthochlora
Anthericum liliago
Epilobium palustre
Epilobium roseum
Euphrasia micrantha
Galium mollugo subsp. mollugo
Hieracium aurantiacum
Hieracium maculatum
Hieracium peleterianum
Persicaria mitis
Phyteuma spicatum subsp. spicatum
Pimpinella saxifraga var. dissectifolia
Pulmonaria mollis
Serratula tinctoria
 

27 June 2019: Réserve naturelle de Raymond Mayne near Torgny (Google map)

Dianthus armeria
Euphorbia exigua
Euphorbia stricta
Galium odoratum
Laburnum anagyroides
Melampyrum arvense
Orobanche alba
Orobanche minor
Pulmonaria obscura
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Rubus pedemontanus
Sanicula europaea
Stachys alpina
 

27 June 2019: Réserve naturelle domaniale du Cron de Montauban near Buzenol  (Google map)

Carex lepidocarpa
Carex rostrata
Galium sylvaticum
Juniperus communis
Melica nutans
Neottia nidus-avis
Rubus saxatilis
 

27 June 2019: Swamp in the Réserve naturelle le marais de Chantemelle (Google map)

Aconitum napellus
Anacamptis pyramidalis
Carex appropinquata
Carex flava
Cerastium arvense
Dianthus deltoides
Helichrysum arenarium
Menyanthes trifoliata
Orobanche purpurea
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Salix repens subsp. rosmarinifolia
Saxifraga granulata
Solanum tuberosum
 

27 June 2019: Old railway tracks south of Heinsch  (Google map)

Alyssum alyssoides
Apera interrupta
Barbarea intermedia
Chaenorhinum minus
Chondrilla juncea
Crepis foetida
Epilobium brachycarpum
Epilobium ciliatum
Eragrostis minor
Galeopsis angustifolia
Herniaria glabra
Koeleria macrantha
Linaria supina
Minuartia hybrida
Oenothera deflexa
Papaver argemone
Populus trichocarpa
Senecio vernalis
Senecio viscosus
 

27/28 June 2019: Camp site in Bertogne

Galeopsis segetum
Mimulus guttatus
 

28 June 2019: Slate slopes near Vielsalm (Google map)

Bergenia crassifolia
Cryptogramma crispa
Epilobium lanceolatum
Euphrasia officinalis
Euphrasia stricta s.s.
Spiraea japonica
Spiraea x billardii (S. alba x douglasii)
Symphoricarpos x chenaultii (S. microphyllus x orbiculatus)
 

28 June 2019: Rocky outcrop near Aywaille (Google map)

Artemisia campestris
Asplenium adiantum-nigrum
Asplenium septentrionale
Berberis vulgaris
Erysimum cheiri
Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea
Sedum telephium
Sempervivum funckii
Silene viscaria