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
Henbane Hyoscyamus niger

A sticky and smelly plant, Henbane is also very hairy.

Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza

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

Bedstraw Broomrape Orobanche caryophyllacea

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

Common Butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris

Common Butterwort in an insectivorous perennial plant that has a rosette of basal leaves that... more

Blue Eryngo Eryngium planum

Eryngium planum is a hardy perennial that is clump forming with heart shaped, spiny leaves on... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Mimulus guttatus
Leontodon hispidus
Persicaria maculosa
Silene gallica var. quinquevulnera


Title Description
Bulbil A small bulb often located in the axil of a leaf or bract.