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Plants of the Mannheim Rhine and Muehlau Ports
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There are many common ruderal plants in Mannheim's Rhine ports of which several are shown here. But also plants which did not occur originally, i.e. neophytes, were introduced with shiploads. Examples are the Eastern Rocket Sisymbrium orientale from Eastern Europe, and probably also the Annual Valerian Centranthus calcitrapae from the Mediterranean. On the now almost unused wasteland in the ports also other plants found a new home, such as the Twiggy Spurge Euphorbia saratoi, the Branched Horsetail Equisetum ramosissimum, the Bald Wall Bedstraw Galium parisiense var. leiocarpum, or the Garden Baby's Breath Gypsophila scorzonerifolia, which are generally rather rare, but have important occurrences here and at some other locations in Germany.
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This and the above photo: The Mannheim Rhine port in 2021, seen from Ludwigshafen
 
Lepidium ruderale, Narrow-Leaved Pepperweed, Roadside Pepperweed
Lepidium ruderale / Narrow-Leaved Pepperweed, Roadside Pepperweed
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Sagina procumbens, Procumbent Pearlwort
Sagina procumbens / Procumbent Pearlwort
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 
Taraxacum sect. ruderalia, Dandelion
Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia / Dandelion
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Erodium cicutarium, Common Crane's-Bill, Philary
Erodium cicutarium / Common Crane's-Bill, Philary
Geraniaceae / Crane's-Bill Fam.
 
 
Capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris / Shepherd's Purse
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Sonchus oleraceus, Smooth Sow-Thistle
Sonchus oleraceus / Smooth Sow-Thistle
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Sisymbrium orientale, Eastern Rocket
Sisymbrium orientale / Eastern Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers  
Brassica napus, Oilseed Rape, Rapeseed
Brassica napus / Oilseed Rape, Rapeseed
Brassicaceae / Crucifers  
with Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas                                                                    with Bur Chervil Anthriscus caucalis
 
Sisymbrium orientale, Eastern Rocket
Sisymbrium orientale / Eastern Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Sisymbrium orientale, Eastern Rocket
Sisymbrium orientale / Eastern Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Saxifraga tridactylites, Rue-Leaved Saxifrage
Saxifraga tridactylites / Rue-Leaved Saxifrage
Saxifragaceae / Saxifrage Fam.
 
 
Anthriscus caucalis, Bur Chervil
Anthriscus caucalis / Bur Chervil
Apiaceae / Umbellifers
 
 
Galium aparine, Cleavers, Sticky Willy
Galium aparine / Cleavers, Sticky Willy
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
 
Anthemis austriaca, Austrian Chamomile
Anthemis austriaca / Austrian Chamomile
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 

 
Papaver rhoeas, Common Poppy
Papaver rhoeas / Common Poppy
Papaveraceae / Poppy Fam.  
Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus / Cornflower
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.  

 
Phacelia tanacetifolia, Phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia / Phacelia
Hydrophyllaceae / Phacelia Fam.
 
 
Hordeum vulgare, Barley
Hordeum vulgare / Barley
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
 
Lepidium virginicum, Least Pepperwort
Lepidium virginicum / Least Pepperwort
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Lepidium densiflorum, Common Pepperweed
Lepidium densiflorum / Common Pepperweed
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Geranium purpureum, Little Robin, Lesser Herb Robert
Geranium purpureum / Little Robin, Lesser Herb Robert
Geraniaceae / Crane's-Bill Fam.
 
 
Reseda lutea, Wild Mignonette
Reseda lutea / Wild Mignonette
Resedaceae / Mignonette Fam.  
Plantago lanceolata, Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata / Ribwort Plantain
Plantaginaceae / Plantain Fam.  

 
Sedum acre, Biting Stonecrop
Sedum acre / Biting Stonecrop
Crassulaceae / Stonecrop Fam.
 
 
Sedum album, White Stonecrop
Sedum album / White Stonecrop
Crassulaceae / Stonecrop Fam.
 
 
Crepis tectorum, Narrow-Leaved Hawk's-Beard
Crepis tectorum / Narrow-Leaved Hawk's-Beard
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard
Sisymbrium officinale / Hedge Mustard
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Galium parisiense var. leiocarpum, Bald Wall Bedstraw
Galium parisiense var. leiocarpum / Bald Wall Bedstraw
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
 
Galium parisiense var. leiocarpum, Bald Wall Bedstraw
Galium parisiense var. leiocarpum / Bald Wall Bedstraw
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
 
Chondrilla juncea, Rush Skeletonweed
Chondrilla juncea / Rush Skeletonweed
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Chondrilla juncea, Rush Skeletonweed
Chondrilla juncea / Rush Skeletonweed
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Nassella tenuissima, Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima / Mexican Feather Grass
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
 
Ruta graveolens, Rue
Ruta graveolens / Rue
Rutaceae / Rue Fam.
 
 
Eruca vesicaria, Garden Rocket
Eruca vesicaria / Garden Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Vulpia myuros, Fescue
Vulpia myuros / Fescue
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
 
Bromus diandrus, Great Brome
Bromus diandrus / Great Brome
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
 
Bromus sterilis, Poverty Brome
Bromus sterilis / Poverty Brome
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
 
Potentilla argentea agg., Hoary Cinquefoil
Potentilla argentea agg. / Hoary Cinquefoil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
 
Conyza albida, Tall Fleabane
Conyza albida / Tall Fleabane
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 
Parietaria judaica, Pellitory of the Wall
Parietaria judaica / Pellitory of the Wall
Urticaceae / Nettle Fam.
 
 
Dysphania pumilio, Clammy Goosefoot
Dysphania pumilio / Clammy Goosefoot
Chenopodiaceae / Goosefoot Fam.
 
 
Centaurea diffusa, Diffuse Knapweed
Centaurea diffusa / Diffuse Knapweed
Asteraceae / Composite Fam.
 
 

 
Phytolacca esculenta, Pokeweed
Phytolacca esculenta / Pokeweed
Phytolaccaceae / Pokeweed Fam.
 
 
Plantago coronopus, Buck's-horn Plantain
Plantago coronopus / Buck's-horn Plantain
Plantaginaceae / Plantain Fam.
 
 
Petrorhagia prolifera, Proliferous Pink
Petrorhagia prolifera / Proliferous Pink
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 

 

 

 

 
On May 3, 2009 I found several flowering plants of the Annual Valerian Centranthus calcitrapae in an old crane rail on the east side of the Muehlau port, this was a first find of the Mediterranean plant for Germany. Together with Centranthus calcitrapae I found Galium parisiense at that time but not the variety with hairless fruits, which is not uncommon today at the Mannheim Rhine port and since long time on the Friesenheimer Island, but the variety with hairy fruits, which I haven't seen since in Mannheim.
Unfortunately, the Mannheim location was destroyed in the winter of the same year when the expansion of the container port was built at this point. In 2009 Centranthus calcitrapae was also found in the port of Kehl.
Centranthus calcitrapae, Annual Valerian
Centranthus calcitrapae / Annual Valerian
Valerianaceae / Valerian Fam.
 
 

 
Centranthus calcitrapae, Annual Valerian
Centranthus calcitrapae / Annual Valerian
Valerianaceae / Valerian Fam.
 
 

 
Galium parisiense s.str., Wall Bedstraw
Galium parisiense s.str. / Wall Bedstraw
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
 
Galium parisiense s.str., Wall Bedstraw
Galium parisiense s.str. / Wall Bedstraw
Rubiaceae / Bedstraw Fam.
 
 
Vicia villosa subsp. villosa, Hairy Vetch
Vicia villosa subsp. villosa / Hairy Vetch
Fabaceae / Legumes
 
 

 
On May 22, 2021 I found a big population of Garden Baby's Breath Gypsophila scorzonerifolia on a now unused track near the Muehlau port.
 
Gypsophila scorzonerifolia, Garden Baby's Breath
Gypsophila scorzonerifolia / Garden Baby's Breath
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 
Gypsophila scorzonerifolia, Garden Baby's Breath
Gypsophila scorzonerifolia / Garden Baby's Breath
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 

 
At the exit of the Muehlau port to the Rhine, where the surface is not sealed with asphalt or concrete slabs, there are large populations of other plants:
 
Equisetum ramosissimum, Branched Horsetail
Equisetum ramosissimum / Branched Horsetail
Equisetaceae / Horsetail Fam.
 
Equisetum ramosissimum, Branched Horsetail
Equisetum ramosissimum / Branched Horsetail
Equisetaceae / Horsetail Fam.
 
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Twiggy Spurge Euphorbia saratoi and Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare
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Twiggy Spurge Euphorbia saratoi
 
Euphorbia saratoi, Twiggy Spurge
Euphorbia saratoi / Twiggy Spurge
Euphorbiaceae / Spurge Fam.
 
 
Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not
Myosotis arvensis / Field Forget-me-not
Boraginaceae / Borrage Fam.
 
 
Capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris / Shepherd's Purse
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
  petal-less variant
 
Isatis tinctoria, Woad
Isatis tinctoria / Woad
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Barbarea stricta, Small-Flowered Winter Cress
Barbarea stricta / Small-Flowered Winter Cress
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Sisymbrium loeselii, False London Rocket
Sisymbrium loeselii / False London Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Rorippa austriaca, Austrian Yellow-Cress
Rorippa austriaca / Austrian Yellow-Cress
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Perennial Wall Rocket
Diplotaxis tenuifolia / Perennial Wall Rocket
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
 
Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris / Bladder Campion
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 
Medicago x varia, Sand Lucerne
Medicago x varia / Sand Lucerne
= Medicago falcata x sativa
Fabaceae / Legumes
 
 
Securigera varia, Purple Crownvetch
Securigera varia / Purple Crownvetch
Fabaceae / Legumes
 
 
Rumex thyrsiflorus, Thyrse Sorrel
Rumex thyrsiflorus / Thyrse Sorrel
Polygonaceae / Knotweed Fam.
 
 
Potentilla recta, Sulphur Cinquefoil
Potentilla recta / Sulphur Cinquefoil
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
 
Rosa canina, Dog Rose, Wild Briar
Rosa canina / Dog Rose, Wild Briar
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
 
Rubus caesius, Dewberry
Rubus caesius / Dewberry
Rosaceae / Rose Fam.
 
 
Solanum dulcamara, Bittersweet
Solanum dulcamara / Bittersweet
Solanaceae / Nightshade Fam.
 
 
Acer negundo, Ash-Leaf Elder
Acer negundo / Ash-Leaf Elder
Aceraceae / Maple Fam.
 
 
Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple
Acer saccharinum / Silver Maple
Aceraceae / Maple Fam.
 
 
Paulownia tomentosa, Princess Tree, Foxglove Tree
Paulownia tomentosa / Princess Tree, Foxglove Tree
Scrophulariaceae / Figwort Fam.
 
 
Ailanthus altissima, Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima / Tree of Heaven
Simaroubaceae / Tree-of-Heaven Fam.
  with Acer negundo (right) and Euphorbia saratoi
 

 
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Filling stations for ships at the Mannheim Rhine port
 

 
This list is surely not complete yet. It will be continued on occasion.  
 

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Orchideen
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Plants acc. to Families
 
.. Verwandtschaft
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.. wiss. Namen
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.. Blütenfarben
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.. Blattform
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.. Regionen
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.. Aufn.-Monat
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.. Früchten + Samen
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.. Wurzeln + Knollen
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Bäume
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Sträucher
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Wasser-Pfl.
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Climbers + Twiners
 
Nutz-Pfl.
Useful Pl.
 
Zier-Pflanzen
Ornamental Pl.
 
Farb-Var.
Color Var.
 
Mehrere Kriterien
Multiple Criteria
 
Biotope + Gruppen
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Botan.Links
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19-Mai-2021

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