Plants on Texel

Plant recordings in August 2015

by Rutger Barendse

Plants on Texel


In August 2015 Rutger went with his family to the island Texel, which is in the Dutch province Noord-Holland.


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Report of this BotanicalJourney

The main visited locations are displayed on a Google Map.


15 August 2015 (day 1)

Parnassia palustris We stayed in a small holiday-home in a holiday-park in the North-West of the Island Texel, near the nature reserve 'De Slufter'. As soon we were unpacked I started to make an inventory of the small gardens in the park and made a small base for a plant list of the island for myself. The most special findings were Aristolochia macrophylla and Arum italicum; naturalized in the hedges. After diner we took a short first look in De Slufter. The sea can infiltrate the dunes here, creating salty and silty places with transitions to the non-salty heaths and other communities of the dunes. The result is a very rich flora en fauna. There was an endless number of nice plants. To name a few: Parnassia palustris (see picture), Empetrum nigrum, Bupleurum tenuissimum and Catapodium marinum.


16 August 2015 (day 2)

Centunculus minumus This day we decided to go to the beach near the place where the actual Slufter is going through the dunes. It is quite a long walk if you have to carry all kinds of beach stuff and sometimes even a kid (or 2). So noting plants was a thing I had to do in between family tasks. Still nice plants could be noted around De Slufter. Schoenus nigricans, Oenanthe lachenallii, Genista tinctoria, Centunculus minumus (see picture) and new to the island: an escaped Pyrus communis. My oldest kid still reminds me regularly a bit cynical of this 'special find'.


17 August 2015 (day 3)

We visited the nice (small) town of Den Burg. I noted all kind of plants of disturbed places. Cynodon dactylon, Portulaca oleracea and Reseda alba were the best finds.


18 August 2015 (day 4)

Pedicularis palustris In the extreme south of the Island lies the nice nature-reserve The Muy. It is most famous for breeding Spoonbills (and we saw lots of them!) but for plants it is special too. The vegetation of 'primary dunes' is interesting with lot of orchids like Dactylorhiza incarnata, Liparis loeselii and Epipactis palustris. We also found Pedicularis palustris (see picture) here. Nice clumps of Pyrola rotundifolua, Blackstonia perfoliata and Carex trinervis made it really worthwhile. The kids got very tired from plowing through the loose sand but they were very impressed by the very broad beach we reached at last, and by the process of the wind making new dunes.


19 August 2015 (day 5)

Crithmum maritimum We went on bike to the north-east of the island, taking a break half-way to eat an ice cream at an diary farm. We could also take a look form a platform at the cows who were totally in sync with all modern gadgets like a switch to turn on a big cow-brush, or the relief of giving milk (only twice a day, Clarabel!). Reaching the nature reserve Utopia and De Schorren we got a very friendly explanation about the birds present, given by a bird-watcher who was volunteering for Natuurmonumenten. Texel is famous for the breeding terns like Sternula albifrons and Thalasseus sandvicensis. The kids could take a look through a big telescope. I asked to see the Inula crithmoides I knew was growing here. He looked a bit strange to me for this request, but knew instantly what I meant. We started an animated conversation about plants in general and he invited me to look for plants in Utopia one of the days after. On the dikes along the Waddensea I noted Crambe maritima, Limonium vulgare, Crtihmum maritimum (see picture) and Beta vulgaris maritima.


20 August 2015 (day 6)

We made a long bike-trip to Oudeschild with the goal to eat some fish brought to land here. Along the way I noted some plants, but not many. Mentha pulegium was probably the best find, but it could well be planted there. In the evening I went on bike to the far north of the island and noted some lacking species like Carex extensa and Torilis nodosa. Anthemis cotula was new for the island. A better finding than Pyrus for certain.


21 August 2015 (day 7)

Ruppia maritima This day we made an inventory of the plants of Utopia, together with the volunteer for Natuurmonumenten. The special plants were for sure Cotula coronopifolia, Parapholis strigosa and Ruppia maritima (see picture). All three in big numbers. Because I recorded in all the observations every evening online in Waarneming.nl I was also asked by other local enthusiastic nature-lovers to join them on their (botanical) journeys on the island. Unfortunately it was time to leave the next day, but it gave me the most inviting feeling I experienced for a long time. Texel; there will certainly be a next time!




List of the recorded plant species


15 August 2015
Acer pseudoplatanus
Achillea millefolium
Agrostis capillaris
Agrostis stolonifera
Aira caryophyllea
Alliaria petiolata
Allium vineale
Alnus glutinosa
Anisantha sterilis
Anthriscus sylvestris
Aristolochia macrophylla
Armeria maritima
Artemisia maritima
Arum italicum
Atriplex littoralis
Atriplex portulacoides
Atriplex prostrata
Bellis perennis
Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Briza media
Bromus hordeaceus
Calamagrostis arenaria
Calamagrostis epigejos
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Cardamine hirsuta
Cardamine pratensis
Carex arenaria
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare
Cirsium arvense
Convolvulus sepium
Crataegus monogyna
Dactylis glomerata
Daucus carota
Elymus repens
Epilobium tetragonum
Erigeron canadensis
Erodium cicutarium subsp. cicutarium
Festuca rubra
Fraxinus excelsior
Galium aparine
Galium verum
Geranium pusillum
Glaux maritima
Hieracium umbellatum
Hippophae rhamnoides
Holcus lanatus
Honckenya peploides
Hypochaeris radicata
Juncus gerardii
Juncus maritimus
Lamium album
Leymus arenarius
Limonium vulgare
Lolium perenne
Parapholis strigosa
Persicaria amphibia
Plantago lanceolata
Plantago major subsp. major
Plantago maritima
Poa annua
Poa pratensis
Polygonum aviculare
Prunus serotina
Rhinanthus minor
Rubus caesius
Rumex acetosella
Rumex obtusifolius
Sagina procumbens
Salsola kali
Sambucus nigra
Scorzoneroides autumnalis
Senecio vulgaris
Silene dioica
Sisymbrium officinale
Sonchus arvensis var. maritimus
Sonchus asper
Spartina anglica
Spergularia rubra
Suaeda maritima
Taraxacum officinale s.l. (incl. all sec.)
Trifolium fragiferum
Trifolium pratense
Trifolium repens
Triglochin maritima
Tripleurospermum maritimum
Tripolium pannonicum
Urtica dioica


16 August 2015
Acer pseudoplatanus
Aira praecox
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Angelica sylvestris
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Aristolochia tomentosa
Artemisia vulgaris
Betula pendula
Bolboschoenus maritimus
Cakile maritima
Calluna vulgaris
Carex distans
Carex flacca
Carex hirta
Carex oederi
Carex otrubae
Centaurea jacea
Centaurium littorale
Centaurium pulchellum
Centunculus minimus
Cerastium semidecandrum
Chamaenerion angustifolium
Chenopodium album
Cirsium palustre
Cochlearia officinalis
Corynephorus canescens
Cotoneaster dielsianus
Crepis capillaris
Cynoglossum officinale
Danthonia decumbens
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Echinochloa crus-galli
Eleocharis palustris
Eleocharis quinqueflora
Eleocharis uniglumis
Elymus farctus subsp. boreoatlanticus
Empetrum nigrum
Empetrum nigrum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium montanum
Epilobium palustre
Epilobium parviflorum
Equisetum arvense
Erica tetralix
Erigeron acris
Erigeron acris subsp. serotinus
Eupatorium cannabinum
Fallopia convolvulus
Festuca arenaria
Festuca filiformis
Forsythia spec.
Frangula alnus
Galeopsis bifida
Galium palustre
Galium uliginosum
Genista tinctoria
Gnaphalium luteoalbum
Hieracium umbellatum
Hordeum murinum
Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Hypericum tetrapterum
Jacobaea vulgaris
Jacobaea vulgaris subsp. dunensis
Jasione montana
Juncus anceps
Juncus articulatus
Juncus bufonius
Juncus effusus
Juncus effusus
Juncus ranarius
Juncus squarrosus
Juncus tenuis
Koeleria albescens
Leontodon saxatilis
Linaria vulgaris
Linum catharticum
Lonicera periclymenum
Lotus corniculatus
Lycopus europaeus
Lythrum salicaria
Malus x domestica
Malva moschata
Matricaria discoidea
Medicago lupulina
Medicago sativa
Mentha aquatica
Mentha aquatica
Myosotis laxa
Nasturtium microphyllum + Nasturtium officinale
Odontites vernus
Oenanthe lachenalii
Oenothera glazioviana
Oxybasis rubra
Parietaria judaica
Parnassia palustris
Persicaria maculosa
Phleum arenarium
Phragmites australis
Polygala vulgaris
Polypodium interjectum + Polypodium vulgare
Populus x canescens (P. alba x tremula)
Potentilla anserina
Potentilla erecta
Pulicaria dysenterica
Pyrus communis
Quercus robur
Ranunculus baudotii
Ranunculus flammula
Rorippa palustris
Rosa rugosa
Rosa rugosa
Rosa spinosissima
Rosa Subsec. Caninae
Rumex conglomeratus
Rumex crispus
Sagina nodosa
Salicornia procumbens
Salix cinerea
Salix repens subsp. dunensis
Samolus valerandi
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Schoenus nigricans
Senecio sylvaticus
Silene dioica
Silene flos-cuculi
Solanum dulcamara
Solanum lycopersicum
Sorbus aucuparia
Spergularia media
Tragopogon pratensis
Trifolium arvense
Trifolium dubium
Triglochin palustris
Valeriana officinalis
Verbascum nigrum
Verbascum thapsus
Veronica catenata
Vicia cracca


17 August 2015
Aethusa cynapium
Alchemilla mollis
Aphanes australis
Aquilegia vulgaris
Arctium minus
Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Buddleja davidii
Bupleurum tenuissimum
Bupleurum tenuissimum
Bupleurum tenuissimum
Butomus umbellatus
Calendula officinalis
Campanula rotundifolia
Carex nigra
Carex paniculata
Carlina vulgaris
Catapodium marinum
Catapodium marinum
Catapodium marinum
Centunculus minimus
Cerastium diffusum
Chaerophyllum temulum
Convolvulus soldanella
Cynodon dactylon
Descurainia sophia
Digitalis purpurea
Elodea nuttallii
Eragrostis multicaulis
Euphorbia helioscopia
Euphorbia paralias
Euphorbia peplus
Fallopia convolvulus
Galinsoga quadriradiata
Geum urbanum
Glyceria declinata
Glyceria fluitans
Gnaphalium uliginosum
Honckenya peploides
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Isolepis setacea
Lemna minor
Lemna trisulca
Luzula campestris
Lythrum portula
Matricaria chamomilla
Myosotis scorpioides
Nymphaea marliacea
Oenothera biennis
Oenothera x fallax (O. biennis x glazioviana)
Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa subsp. spinosa
Onopordum acanthium agg.
Oxybasis rubra
Papaver rhoeas
Parapholis strigosa
Petunia x punctata (P. axillaris x integrifolia)
Phleum nodosum + Phleum pratense
Pilosella officinarum
Plantago coronopus
Poa trivialis
Populus alba
Portulaca oleracea
Potentilla anglica
Ranunculus acris
Reseda alba
Ribes sanguineum
Rubus armeniacus
Sagina nodosa
Sagina nodosa
Salix x reichardtii (S. caprea x cinerea s.s.)
Scrophularia nodosa
Sinapis arvensis
Solidago gigantea
Sparganium erectum
Spergularia marina
Spirodela polyrhiza
Trifolium campestre
Typha latifolia
Veronica beccabunga
Veronica officinalis
Veronica persica
Veronica serpyllifolia
Viola arvensis
Viola canina
Viola tricolor subsp. curtisii
Vulpia myuros


18 August 2015
Agrostis gigantea
Amsinckia micrantha
Anagallis tenella
Anchusa arvensis
Arenaria serpyllifolia
Armoracia rusticana
Baldellia ranunculoides
Berberis thunbergii
Berula erecta
Blackstonia perfoliata
Carduus nutans
Carex disticha
Carex pendula
Carex pseudocyperus
Centunculus minimus
Cerastium glomeratum
Chenopodium ficifolium
Cynosurus cristatus
Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Euphorbia esula
Euphrasia stricta s.l.
Fallopia baldschuanica
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Impatiens glandulifera
Iris pseudacorus
Juncus subnodulosus
Lepidium didymum
Lotus pedunculatus
Lunaria annua
Malva sylvestris (cultivar)
Melilotus albus
Melilotus officinalis
Parnassia palustris
Pedicularis palustris
Petasites hybridus
Phedimus spurius
Polygala vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris
Pyrola rotundifolia
Raphanus raphanistrum
Reseda lutea
Rhamnus cathartica
Rhinanthus angustifolius
Ribes uva-crispa
Rumex hydrolapathum
Salix aurita
Salix repens
Scutellaria galericulata
Sedum acre
Silene latifolia
Solanum nigrum
Solanum tuberosum
Spergula arvensis
Stachys palustris
Tephroseris palustris
Trifolium repens
Ulmus minor
Urtica urens
Veronica arvensis
Vicia sativa
Zannichellia palustris


19 August 2015
Acer platanoides
Aegopodium podagraria
Agrostis capillaris
Alcea rosea
Amelanchier lamarckii
Anagallis arvensis
Arrhenatherum elatius
Artemisia maritima
Atriplex littoralis
Atriplex patula
Atriplex portulacoides
Atriplex prostrata
Atriplex spec.
Azolla filiculoides
Beta vulgaris
Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Bidens frondosa
Carex leporina
Castanea sativa
Cerastium fontanum
Cerastium glomeratum
Ceratophyllum demersum
Cirsium arvense
Cirsium vulgare
Claytonia sibirica
Cochlearia danica
Convolvulus arvensis
Convolvulus sepium
Crambe maritima
Crithmum maritimum
Cytisus scoparius
Daucus carota
Elymus athericus
Epilobium hirsutum
Festuca rubra
Geranium dissectum
Geranium robertianum
Gnaphalium luteoalbum
Holcus mollis
Honckenya peploides
Humulus lupulus
Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude' (H. spectabile x telephium)
Ilex aquifolium
Juncus conglomeratus
Lamium purpureum
Limonium vulgare
Linaria vulgaris
Lolium perenne
Lotus corniculatus
Malva neglecta
Medicago lupulina
Melilotus altissimus
Ornithopus perpusillus
Persicaria lapathifolia
Persicaria lapathifolia
Picris hieracioides
Pinus nigra
Plantago lanceolata
Plantago major
Plantago maritima
Poa pratensis
Polygonum aviculare
Prunus padus
Prunus spinosa
Rosa rugosa
Rumex crispus
Scorzoneroides autumnalis
Sedum acre
Setaria pumila
Sonchus arvensis
Sonchus asper
Spartina anglica
Spergularia media
Stellaria media
Stuckenia pectinata
Suaeda maritima
Taraxacum officinale s.l. (incl. all sec.)
Trifolium repens
Tripleurospermum maritimum
Tripolium pannonicum
Verbena bonariensis


20 August 2015
Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis
Anthemis cotula
Apera spica-venti
Arctium minus
Arenaria leptoclados
Armeria maritima
Atriplex patula
Atriplex prostrata
Avena fatua
Borago officinalis
Cakile maritima
Calamagrostis arenaria
Callitriche platycarpa
Campanula poscharskyana
Carex extensa
Carex extensa
Centaurium littorale
Centaurium pulchellum
Cerastium arvense
Chelidonium majus
Cichorium intybus
Clematis vitalba
Crambe maritima
Cymbalaria muralis
Descurainia sophia
Digitaria ischaemum
Echium vulgare
Equisetum palustre
Euphrasia tetraquetra
Geranium molle
Glaux maritima
Glechoma hederacea
Hedera helix
Helianthus annuus
Heracleum sphondylium
Honckenya peploides
Juncus gerardii
Juncus maritimus
Lactuca serriola
Lamium amplexicaule
Lamium maculatum
Lapsana communis
Linaria purpurea
Lobularia maritima
Lotus glaber
Lysimachia punctata
Matricaria chamomilla
Mentha pulegium
Odontites vernus
Oenanthe lachenalii
Papaver cambricum
Parapholis strigosa
Phalaris arundinacea
Phytolacca acinosa
Potamogeton berchtoldii + Potamogeton pusillus
Potentilla reptans
Prunus avium
Ranunculus bulbosus
Ranunculus sceleratus
Rorippa sylvestris
Rubus thalassarctos
Rubus thalassarctos
Rumex conglomeratus
Rumex crispus
Sagina nodosa
Samolus valerandi
Schoenus nigricans
Senecio inaequidens
Senecio vulgaris
Spergularia media
Stachys sylvatica
Suaeda maritima
Taraxacum officinale s.l. (incl. all sec.)
Torilis nodosa
Trifolium hybridum
Trifolium ornithopodioides
Triglochin palustris
Tripleurospermum maritimum
Tussilago farfara
Typha angustifolia
Zannichellia palustris subsp. pedicellata


21 August 2015
Alopecurus geniculatus
Amsinckia micrantha
Anthriscus caucalis
Bolboschoenus maritimus
Carex extensa
Centaurium littorale
Centaurium pulchellum
Convolvulus soldanella
Cotula coronopifolia
Cotula coronopifolia
Deschampsia cespitosa
Lathyrus pratensis
Oxybasis glauca
Parapholis strigosa
Potamogeton trichoides
Puccinellia distans
Ranunculus sardous
Rorippa palustris
Ruppia maritima