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
Chicory Cichorium intybus

A tall perennial plant that is a member of the Aster family and has hairy stems and large sky-... more

Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum

They have the familiar three-parted clover leaf. The flowers are axillary, not terminal as in... more

Asarabacca Asarum europaeum

A creeping hardy perennial with dark green, kidney shaped leaves and a single, purple drooping... more

Yellow Day-lily Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Perennial plant forming a dense tuft of grassy leaves. The flowers are lily-like, yellow and... more

Bastard Balm Melittis melissophyllum

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

Identification of British Wildflowers


Title Description
Sepal A leaf of the calyx; the outer whorl of the perianth.