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
Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum

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

Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris

This is a tall upright perennial plant with cultivated bonnet shaped flowers of numerous shades... more

Boisser's Glory-of-the-snow Chionodoxa luciliae

Flowers have six petals that are blue with white centres that are in bloom in early Spring,... more

Bastard Balm Melittis melissophyllum

A plant with erect hairy stems and also strongly aromatic. It flowers from May - July and the... more

Bristly Oxtongue Picris echioides

A perennial plant with bristly stems, narrow clasping leaves with pale spots and bristles and... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Rhinanthus minor
Polygala vulgaris
Centaurium erythraea
Veronica filiformis


Title Description
Latex White  fluid within the stem of a plant, such as in the Euphorbia family. The colour and changes in colour of latex can be used for identification purposes.