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
Chives Allium schoenoprasum

Bulbous perennial plant forming clump of strongly onion-scented, hollow, rush-like leaves. The... more

Celery-leaved Buttercup Ranunculus sceleratus

This is an annual plant which blooms from June until August. It has thick hollow branching stems... more

Gorse Ulex europaeus

Up to 2m tall, common Gorse is a familiar sight in most of the British Isles. From March to June... more

Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

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

Chicory Cichorium intybus

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

Identification of British Wildflowers

Vicia tetrasperma
Lathyrus sylvestris
Mecanopsis cambrica var. aurantiaca
Lavatera cretica


Title Description
Carapace Hardened shell.