Flowers in Finland

There are many beautiful but small wildflowers
and we rarely even notice them.

Here are some. The names are in Finnish and in Latin.


  The identifications of the images of the plants are mostly based on my own guesswork!  
  Mistakes are possible. If you spot one, please  
let me know about it!

Hepatica triloba
Sinivuokko - Hepatica nobilis
(Hepatica triloba, Hepatica trifolia, Anemone hepatica)
Leberblümchen, Liver-Wort,
Ranunculaceae

Anemone nemorosa
Valkovuokko - Anemone nemorosa
Buschwindröschen, Wood Anemone (Wind Flower)
Ranunculaceae

Tussilago farfara
Leskenlehti - Tussilago farfara
Huflattich, Coltsfoot
Asteraceae

Taraxacum
Voikukka - Taraxacum officinale
Löwenzahn, Dandelion
Asteraceae

Corydalis
Kiurunkannus - Corydalis solida
Gefingerter Lerchensporn, Fumewort
Papaveraceae

Ranunculus ficaria
Mukulaleinikki - Ranunculus ficaria
Scharbockskraut, Lesser celandine
Ranunculaceae

Caltha palustris
Rentukka - Caltha palustris
Sumpfdotterblume, Marsh marigold
Ranunculaceae

Prunus padus
Tuomi - Prunus padus
Traubenkirsche, Bird Cherry
Rosaceae

Sorbus aucuparia
Pihlaja - Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan, Eberesche
Rosaceae

Primula veris
Kevätesikko - Primula veris
(Primula officinalis)
Echte Schlüßelblume, Cowslip
Primulaceae

Oxalis acetosella
Ketunleipä, Käenkaali - Oxalis acetosella
Wald-Sauerklee, Wood-sorrel
Oxalidaceae

Viola tricolor
Keto-orvokki - Viola tricolor
Wildes Stiefmütterchen, Wild Pansy
Violaceae


Ahomansikka - Fragaria Vesca
Walderdbeere - Woodland strawberry
Rosaceae

Viola riviana
Metsäorvokki - Viola riviniana
Hain-Veilchen, Common Dog-violet
Violaceae

Viola palustris
Suo-orvokki - Viola palustris
Sumpf-Veilchen, Marsh Violet
Violaceae

Vicia cracca
Hiirenvirna - Vicia cracca
Vogel-Wicke, Tufted Vetch
Papilionaceae

Filipendula ulmaria
Mesiangervo - Filipendula ulmaria
Großes Mädesüß, Meadowsweet
Rosaceae

Dianthus deltoides
Ketoneilikka - Dianthus deltoides
Heide-Nelke, Maiden Pink
Caryophyllaceae

Galium verum
Keltamatara - Galium verum
Echtes Labkraut, Lady's Bedstraw
Rubiaceae

Orchis maculata
Maariankämmekkä - Dactylorhiza maculata
(Orchis maculata)
Geflecktes Knabenkraut, Heath Spotted Orchid
Orchidaceae


Maariankämmekkä
Maariankämmekät kuvasi Hannu Aaltonen

Campanula rotundifolia
Kissankello - Campanula rotundifolia
Rundblättrige Glockenblume, Bluebell (Harebell)
Campanulaceae

Chrysanthemum vulgare
Päivänkakkara - Chrysanthemum vulgare
Gewöhnliche Wucherblume, Oxeye Daisy
Asteraceae

Campanula persicifolia
Kurjenkello - Campanula persicifolia
Pfirsichblättrige Glockenblume, Peach-leaved Bellflower
Campanulaceae

Anthemis tinctoria
Keltasauramo - Anthemis tinctoria
Färberkamille, Yellow Chamomile
Asteraceae

Trifolium medium
Metsäapila - Trifolium medium
Mittlerer Klee, Zigzag Clover
Fabaceae

Centaurea jacea
Ahdekaunokki - Centaurea jacea
Wiesen-Flockenblume, Brown Knapweed
Asteraceae

Achillea millefolium
Siankärsämö - Achillea millefolium
Wiesen-Schafgarbe, Yarrow
Asteraceae

Solidago virgaurea
Kultapiisku - Solidago virgaurea
Gewöhnliche Goldrute, Goldenrod
Asteraceae

Tripleurospermum inodorum
Peltosaunio (saunakukka)- Tripleurospermum inodorum
Tripleurospermum perforatum
Geruchlose Kamille, Scentless Mayweed
Asteraceae

Spiraea salicifolia
Pajuangervo - Spiraea salicifolia
Weiden-Spierstrauch, Bridewort (Meadow-sweet)
Rosaceae

Achillea ptarmica
Ojakärsämö - Achillea ptarmica
Sumpf-Schafgarbe, Sneezewort
Asteraceae

Aquilegia vulgaris
Lehtoakileija - Aquilegia vulgaris
Gewöhnliche Akelei, Columbine
Ranunculaceae

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Nuokkukohokki - Silene nutans
Nickendes Leimkraut, Nottingham Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae

Veronica longifolia
Rantatädyke - Veronica longifolia
Langblättriger Ehrenpreis, Garden Speedwell
Scrophulariaceae

Leontodon autumnalis
Syysmaitiainen - Leontodon autumnalis
Herbst-Lövenzahn, Autumn Hawkbit
Asteraceae

Epilobium angustifolium
Maitohorsma - Epilobium angustifolium
Schmalblättriges Weidenröschen, Rosebay Willowherb
Onagraceae

Myosotis scorpioides
Luhtalemmikki - Myosotis scorpioides
Sumpf-Vergißmeinnicht, Water Forget-me-not
Boraginaceae

Sedum telephium
Isomaksaruoho - Sedum telephium
Große Fetthenne, Orpine
Crassulaceae

Lysimachia vulgaris
Ranta-alpi - Lysimachia vulgaris
Gewöhnlicher Gilbweiderich, Yellow Loosestrife
Primulaceae


Heinätähtimö - Stellaria graminea
Gras-Sternmiere, Lesser Stitchwort
Caryophyllaceae

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Vuohennokka?

Ranunculus acris
Niittyleinikki - Ranunculus acris
Scharfer Hahnenfuß, Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculaceae


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Hypericum maculatum
Särmäkuisma - Hypericum maculatum
Geflecktes Johanniskraut, John's-wort
Hypericaceae


Galeopsis
Peltopillike - Galeopsis bifida
(Pienikukkainen pillike)
Lamiaceae

Valeriana officinalis
Virmajuuri - Valeriana officinalis
Echter Arznei-Baldrian,
Valerianaceae

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Myrkkykeiso - Cicuta virosa
Apiaceae

More wildflowers, their names only in Finnish

Interesting website about wildflowers in Nord Europa:
Linnés webbplatz

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