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
Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris

The leaves of the Common Toadflax are blue-green in colour, usually lanceolate although very... more

Bedstraw Broomrape Orobanche caryophyllacea

This is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to the host plant by their roots. They have a... more

Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum

This plant, which is a perennial herb produces yellow star shaped flowers on the end of upright... more

Primrose Primula vulgaris

Low carpeting plant, with a rosette of leaves and normally pale yellow flowers, flowering in... more

Yellow-rattle Rhinanthus minor

Annual plant with narrow, toothed leaves held in opposite pairs along the stem. The flowers are... more

Identification of British Wildflowers


Title Description
Umbel A flat or dome shaped flower cluster, with all the stems originating at the same place, as in Cow Parsley.