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
Asarabacca Asarum europaeum

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

Bugle Ajuga reptans

A common herb often found growing in large clumps. The leaves are dark green with dark purplish... more

Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum ssp. nigrum

This annual plant has a hollow green stem that has many branches giving the plant a bush like... more

Bristly Oxtongue Picris echioides

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

Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

A perennial climber with tendrils that flowers from July - September. The leaves are broad and... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Drosera anglica
Verbascum thapsus
Rorippa palustris
Helleborus viridis


Title Description
Cladode A modified stem that resembles a leaf.