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
Broussa Mullein Verbascum bombyciferum

This is a short lived perennial plant that is usually cultivated in gardens but can be found in... more

Tuberous Thistle Cirsium tuberosum

Tuberous Thistle is a wonderful thistle that is similar to Meadow Thistle but is not... more

Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris

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

Round-leaved Fluellin Kickxia spuria

Low-growing hairy annual plant. Flowers with purple upper lip and yellow lower lip.

Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata

Bog Bean is an aquatic or bog plant, which is a perennial that loses it's leaves in winter and... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Malva moschata
Trachystemon orientalis
Medicago arabica
Scilla bithynica


Title Description
Teal Sepals and petals that cannot bead distinguished from each other.