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
Black Horehound Ballota nigra

Black Horehound is a hardy perennial that has toothed, hairy dull green leaves arranged in pairs... more

Narrow-leaved Vetch Vicia sativa subsp. nigra

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

Brooklime Veronica beccabunga

This plant is a perennial and evergreen. The stems are oval to rounded, hollow and the leaves... more

Bugloss Anchusa arvensis

Bulgloss is an annual with erect hairy stems and green hairy leaves that are crinkled at the... more

Bog Pimpernel Anagallis tenella

This plant is a creeping perennial. The flowers, which are in bloom from August - September are... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Oxalis pes-caprae
Erigeron glaucus
Thlaspi arvense
Calystegia soldanella


Title Description
Glandular hair Hair bearing a knob-like secretory swelling (head) at its apex.