British Wildflowers

British Wild Flowers on Wild About Britain include the latest UK wild flower news, hundreds of British wild flower images in our photo gallery, lots of wild flower conversations in the insect forums, a directory of wild flower-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on UK species from the Stinking Tutsan and the Deadly Nightshade to the Oyster Plant and the Bird's-nest Orchid

Encyclopedia of British Wildflowers

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Colt's-foot Tussilago farfara

The flowers of the Colt's Foot appear before the leaves and produce terminal flower heads that... more

Blinks Montia fontana

A small creeping plant with spoon shaped, waxy leaves that are arranged in opposite pairs. The... more

Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza

Plant consists of a green thallus floating on water. The thallus is often tinged purplish... more

Barren Strawberry Potentilla sterilis

This plant, flowers from Feb - May.
As it's name suggests, the Barren Strawberry does not... more

Bramble Rubus fruticosus

The Bramble has arching stems that are covered in very sharp, hooked thorns, which enable it to... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Stachys sylvatica
Pancratium maritimum
Vicia sativa subsp. nigra
Ranunculus lingua


Title Description
Hemiparasitic A plant that relies partly on the nutrients abstracted from another plant.