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
Bastard Balm Melittis melissophyllum

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

Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria

Spikes of yellow flowers, the leaves being pinnate, smaller leaflets - 3-6 pairs, between the... more

Lords-and-ladies Arum maculatum

The glossy leaves of Cuckoo Pint, which are dagger shaped with purplish blotches emerge in early... more

Basil Thyme Clinopodium acinos

Basil Thyme is a low growing annual that has slightly toothed oval or elliptical leaves. It... more

Common Bird's-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus

A bright yellow flower, with orange tints and some red streaks occasionally. Leaves are 5-lobed... more

Identification of British Wildflowers

Spirodela polyrhiza
Daucus carota
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Duchesnea indica

Glossary

Title Description
Globose Spherical.