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
Bristly Oxtongue Picris echioides

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

Common Butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris

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

Shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Annual or biennial herb with small white flowers. The fruits are heart shaped.

Cowslip Primula veris

This is a hardy perennial with a rosette of oval, crinkly in rolled leaves that are covered in... more

Common Bistort Persicaria bistorta

This is a clump forming plant with oval or triangular leaves that alternate on the stem,... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Eupatorium cannabinum
Vinca minor
Legousia hybrida
Senecio vulgaris


Title Description
Spathe A large, hooded bract enclosing an inflorescence, especially a spadix.