Wild Flowers


Most of us love our gardens, and find them not only a beautiful space to be a part of, but also a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary. It is a way of being close to nature, and enjoying plants grow and florish, seeing how they change with the seasons. But of course nature has her own garden, full of flowers, wild flowers which grow and florish, and which not only provide a source of food and shelter for a range of birds, mammals, insects and other invertebrates, but an inspirational beauty which can touch the heart.


Nymphaeaceae (Water Lilies)

White Water-lily Nymphaea alba
White Water-lily
Nymphaea alba
Yellow Water-lily Nuphar lutea
Yellow Water-lily
Nuphar lutea

Papaveraceae (Poppies)

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Common Poppy
Papaver rhoeas
Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus
Greater Celandine
Chelidonium majus
Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum
Opium Poppy
Papaver somniferum
Yellow Corydalis Pseudofumaria lutea
Yellow Corydalis
Pseudofumaria lutea
Welsh Poppy Meconopsis cambrica
Welsh Poppy
Meconopsis cambrica

Ranunculaceae (Buttercups)

Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Marsh Marigold
Caltha palustris
Celery-leaved Buttercup Ranunculus sceleratus
Celery-leaved Buttercup
Ranunculus sceleratus
Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa
Wood Anemone
Anemone nemorosa
Lesser celandine Ficaria verna
Lesser celandine
Ficaria verna
Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) flower
Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris agg.
Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris agg.

Fabaceae (Peas & Beans)

Goat’s-rue Galega officinalis
Goat’s-rue
Galega officinalis
Common Restharrow Ononis repens
Common Restharrow
Ononis repens
Hare’s-foot Clover Trifolium arvense
Hare’s-foot Clover
Trifolium arvense
Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea (Lathyrus latifolius)
Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea
Lathyrus latifolius
Tufted Vetch Vicia cracca
Tufted Vetch
Vicia cracca
White Clover Trifolium repens
White Clover
Trifolium repens
Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
Tall Melilot Melilotus altissima
Tall Melilot
Melilotus altissima
Common Vetch Vicia sativa
Common Vetch
Vicia sativa
Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
Garden Lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus)
Garden Lupin
Lupinus agg.

Rosaceae (Roses)

Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria
Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg.
Bramble
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Dog Rose Rosa canina
Dog Rose
Rosa canina
Silverweed Potentilla anserina
Silverweed
Potentilla anserina
Rasberry Rubus idaeus
Rasberry
Rubus idaeus

Cucurbitaceae (Cucurbits)

White Bryony Bryonia dioica
White Bryony
Bryonia dioica

Violaceae (Violets)

Field Pansy Viola arvensis
Field Pansy
Viola arvensis
Common Dog-violet Viola riviniana
Common Dog-violet
Viola riviniana

Geraniaceae (Geraniums)

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Herb Robert
Geranium robertianum
Druce's Crane's-bill Geranium endressii x versicolor = G x oxonianum
Druce’s Crane’s-bill
Geranium endressii x versicolor = G x oxonianum
Common Stork_s-bill Erodium cicutarium
Common Stork’s-bill
Erodium cicutarium
Hedgerow Crane's-Bill Geranium pyrenaicum
Hedgerow Crane’s-Bill
Geranium pyrenaicum

Onagraceae (Evening Primroses)

Large-flowered Evening-primrose Oenothera glazioviana
Large-flowered Evening-primrose
Oenothera glazioviana
Rosebay Willowherb Chamerion angustifolium
Rosebay Willowherb
Chamerion angustifolium

Malvaceae (Mallows)

Common Mallow Malva sylvestris
Common Mallow
Malva sylvestris
Musk Mallow Malva moschata
Musk Mallow
Malva moschata

Brassicaceae (Mustards)

Wild Radish Raphanus raphanistrum
Wild Radish
Raphanus raphanistrum
Rape Brassica napus
Oil-seed Rape
Brassica napus
Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis
Cuckooflower
Cardamine pratensis
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata
Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
Hairy Bittercress Cardamine hirsuta
Hairy Bittercress
Cardamine hirsuta

Polygonaceae (Buckwheats)

Redshank Persicaria maculosa
Redshank
Persicaria maculosa
Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica
Japanese Knotweed
Fallopia japonica

Caryophyllaceae (Pinks)

White Campion Silene latifolia
White Campion
Silene latifolia
Sea Campion
Silene uniflora
Pink Campion Silene x hampeana
Pink Campion
Silene x hampeana
Snow-in-summer Cerastium tomentosum
Snow-in-summer
Cerastium tomentosum
Red Campion Silene dioica
Red Campion
Silene dioica

Balsaminaceae (Balsams)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
Himalayan Balsam
Impatiens glandulifera

Primulaceae (Primroses)

Primrose Primula vulgaris
Primrose
Primula vulgaris
Primrose Primula
Cultivated Primrose
Primula vulgaris ‘Cult.’
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis

Boraginaceae (Borages)


Green Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens
Green Alkanet
Pentaglottis sempervirens
Russian Comfrey Symphytum x uplandicum
Russian Comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum
Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
Wood Forget-me-not
Myosotis sylvatica

Convolvulaceae (Bindweeds)

Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis
Field Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

Plantaginaceae (Plantains)

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea
Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
Common Toadflax
Linaria vulgaris
Gemander Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys
Gemander Speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys
Common Field-speedwell Veronica persica
Common Field-speedwell
Veronica persica

Lamiaceae (Mints)

Red Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum
Red Dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum
Water Mint Mentha aquatica
Water Mint
Mentha aquatica
Variegated Yellow Archangel (Lamium galeobdolon subsp argentatum)
Variegated Yellow Archangel
Lamium galeobdolon subsp. argentatum
Skullcap Scutellaria galericulata
Skullcap
Scutellaria galericulata
Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Ground-ivy
Glechoma hederacea
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Selfheal
Prunella vulgaris

Campanulaceae (Bellflowers)

Nettle-leaved bellflower Campanula trachelium
Nettle-leaved bellflower
Campanula trachelium
Peach-leaved Bellflower Campanula persicifolia
Peach-leaved Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia
Trailing Bellflowe
Trailing Bellflower
Campanula poscharskyana

Araceae (Arums)

Common Duckweed Lemna minor
Common Duckweed
Lemna minor

Asteraceae (Daisies)

Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Daisy
Bellis perennis
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale agg.
Oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxeye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
Fox-and-cubs Pilosella aurantiaca
Fox-and-cubs
Pilosella aurantiaca
Prickly Sow-thistle Sonchus asper
Prickly Sow-thistle
Sonchus asper
Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea
Sicilian Chamomile Anthemis punctata ssp cupaniana
Sicilian Chamomile
Anthemis punctata ssp. cupaniana
Cat's-ear Hypochaeris radicata
Cat’s-ear
Hypochaeris radicata
Lesser Burdock Arctium minus
Lesser Burdock
Arctium minus
Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare
Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare
Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Canadian Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis
Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus
Smooth Sow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceus

Valerianaceae (Valerians)

Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber)
Red Valerian
Centranthus ruber

Dipsacaceae (Teasels)

Dipsacus fullonum
Common Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum
Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
Field Scabious
Knautia arvensis

Apiaceae (Umbellifers)

Wild Carrot Daucus carota
Wild Carrot
Daucus carota
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Hogweed
Heracleum sphondylium
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum)
Sea Holly
Eryngium maritimum

Alismataceae (Water-plantains)

Arrowhead Sagittaria sagittifolia
Arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia

Butomaceae (Flowering Rushes)

Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus)
Flowering Rush
Butomus umbellatus

Orchidaceae (Orchids)

Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common Spotted-orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Iridaceae (Irises)

Yellow Flag Iris Iris pseudacorus
Yellow Flag Iris
Iris pseudacorus
Spring Crocus Crocus vernus
Spring Crocus
Crocus vernus

Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllises)

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
Snowdrop
Galanthus nivalis
Grape Hyacinth Muscari armeniacum
Garden Grape-hyacinth
Muscari armeniacum
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Glory-of-the-snow Scilla forbesii
Glory-of-the-snow
Scilla forbesii
Hybrid Bluebell Hyacinthoides x massartiana
Hybrid Bluebell
Hyacinthoides x massartiana
Daffodil
Cultivated Daffodil
Narcissus agg.

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