Wild Flowers seen nearby.

I am trying to build up a list of wildflowers that I have seen in our area - this might take quite a long time!!!

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum).

Dove's-foot Crane's-bill (Geranium molle).

As above, flower.

Small-flowered cranesbill (Geranium pusillum).

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).

Common hawthorn, (Crataegus monogyna).

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta).

Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosa Ranunculaceae).

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense).

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica).

Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes).

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).

Seeds of above.

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata).

Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea).

Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata).

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna).

Cowslip (Primula veris).

Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).

As above.

Common or lawn daisy (Bellis perennis) with Sweet violet (Viola odorata).

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea).

Gorse (Ulex europaeus).

Honesty  (Lunaria annua).

Beaked hawk's-beard or Crepis dandelion (Crepis vesicaria). Leaf inset.

Rough Howksbeard (Crepis biennis Lapeyr).

Green Creps (Crepis capillaris).

Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris). Leaf inset.

Toothed Medic (Medicago polymorph) Leaf inset.

Common sorrel (Rumex acetosa).

Bugle weed (Ajuga reptans).

Broad-leaved dock, bluntleaf dock, dock leaf, butter dock or bitter dock. 
(Rumex obtusifolius).

Sun Spurge (Euphorbia helioscopia).

Large Cuckoo Pint or Large Lords and Ladies (Arum italicum).

Elder (Sambucus nigra).

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).

As above.

Bladder campion, White Cockle or maiden tears (Silene vulgaris).

As above.

White Clover (Trifolium repens).

Mallow one of the Malva species. Probably Common Mallow 
(Malva neglecta).

Greater musk mallow (Malva alcea).

Blue Mallow (Malva sylvestris).

Senecio - probably (Jacobaea vulgaris).

Common Velvet Grass (Holcus lanatus).

Brown knapweed (Centaurea jacea).

Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra).

Dog rose (Rosa canina).

Poppy (Papaver rhoeas).

As above.

Algerian vetch (Vicia benghalensis).

Rampion Bellflower (Campanula rapunculus).

Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum).

Box Holly. (Ruscus aculeatus)

English Holly (Ilex aquifolium).

Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas).

Blackberry (Rubus moluccanus).

Common vetch (Vicia sativa L.)

Garden or Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus).

Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica).

Pyramid Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis). 

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera).

Bee Orchid (Ophrys scolopax).

Lizard orchid, (Himantoglossum hircinum).

As above.

Spiked star-of-bethlehem, Bath asparagus, (Ornithogalum pyrenaicum).

Hart's tongue fern plant (Asplenium scolopendrium).

Possibly Canary grass (Phalaris canariensis) ?

Dogwood - Family: Cornaceae

White bryony (Bryonia alba). Creeper.

Klamathweed (Hypericum perforatum).

Hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo).

As above.

Grass pink (Dianthus armeria).

Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).

As above.

Bind Weed (Convolvulus arvensis).

Bearbind (Calystegia sepium).

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

Belgium Endive or Common Chicory (Cichorium intybus). 

As above.

Compact rush (Juncus conglomeratus).

Viper's bugloss.or Blue Echium (Echium vulgare).

 As above.

Common foxglove (Digitalis purpura).

As above.
 the plant is poisonous if consumed directly,

Not really a wild plant but a farm escapee!
Alfalfa or lucerne (Medicago sativa).

Thorn-apple (Datura stramonium).

Tree - European Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill).

Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides Walter).

Wood Germander (Teucrium scorodonia).

Cushion Calamint (Clinopodium vulgare).

Bats in the Belfrey (Campanula trachelium).

European fivefinger (Potentilla_reptans).

Golden oat Grass (Trisetum flavescens).

Official vervain (Verbena officinalis).

Creeping wood-sorrel Oxalis corniculata.

As above.

Fumaria officinalis, the common fumitory, drug fumitory or earth smoke.
fumitory is poisonous and should only be used "under the direction of a medical herbalist"

Lythrum salicaria or Purple loosestrife.

Lady's bedstraw (Galium verum).

(93 Species updated 14/06/2022)


  1. Hi Diane - wonderful ... I can come back and check often to learn as I go, so to speak. Once I'm through my clearing out - I'm going to get reference books and nature notes out ... so I can increase my learning as we're let loose. I need to find out some names for the plants along the seafront ... enjoy this week's walks ... you always capture brilliant things for us to see - all the best Hilary

    1. Thank you Hilary for the comment. I am really happy how this page has progressed and I am hoping that there will be more flowers that I find in July, August and September to add. I am more than surprised how many I have already discovered. Seafront plants should be interesting. Take care Diane

  2. Wild flowers are so delicate and beautiful. I knew some of them, others I never saw here where I live.
    Beautiful photos.

    1. Thanks Maria. There are just so many and ID is not always easy. Diane

  3. I simply love all wildflowers but don't have the ability to name them as you have, Diane. These are beautiful; if I could my entire yard would be filled with as many as possible. I see them as gifts from God.


    1. Thanks Sally. I love wild flowers but naming them is not all that simple :-)) Keep well Diane


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