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
Bell Heather Erica cinerea

It's leaves are dark green and the flower is short stalked and a crimson purple colour. This... more

Spring Gentian Gentiana verna

Very rare. Early flowering Gentian. Perennial. Flowers in early May, only opens on bright sunny... more

Cleavers Galium aparine

This plant forms dense tangled masses of vegetation that scramble and climb over other plants.... more

Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

A perennial climber with tendrils that flowers from July - September. The leaves are broad and... more

Narrow-leaved Vetch Vicia sativa subsp. nigra

Climbing or procumbent plant with branching tendrils. Flowers bright pink-purple. Leaves divided... more

Identification of British Wildflowers


Title Description
Involucral bract A bract forming part of an involucre.