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Field scabious

< back to flower guide Field scabious Knautia arvensis information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See When it flowers, between July and September. Natural Habitat Grasslands, meadows, roadside banks. The dainty, lilac blooms that bob on the end of long stalks, can be a common sight on wayside banks at …

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Ragged Robin

< back to flower guide Ragged Robin Silene flos-cuculi information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See May, June Natural Habitat Wetter woods and meadows. A wild flower with a rakish charm. Ragged robin’s dishevelled beauty enlivens many a damp meadow. How to spot itPetals deep pink or white, each divided …

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Red campion

< back to flower guide Red campion Silene dioica information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See May, June, July, August Natural Habitat Lowland, shady sites, woods, hedge banks, scree, cliffs. It is a common sight along rural roadside verges. A splash of pink found on many a roadside verge in …

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Sheeps sorrel

< back to flower guide Sheeps sorrel Rumex acetosella information provided by Conservation Status N/A Best Time to See Flowers May-August. Natural Habitat Dry grassland, heaths, shingle beaches. Similar to common sorrel but smaller in size. Its flowers are small and greenish-red. The leaves are arrow-shaped at base with side-lobes spreading or pointing forwards. Did …

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Tufted vetch

< back to flower guide Tufted vetch Vicia cracca information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See Flowers June to August. Natural Habitat Grassy places, bushes, meadows and hedgerows. Scrambling plant with 10-40 blue violet flowers in a one sided cluster. Leaves pinnate with 6-10 pairs of leaflets and branched tendrils …

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Wild Carrot

< back to flower guide Wild carrot Daucus carota (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) information provided by Conservation Status N/A Best Time to See Wild carrot flowers in the summer (June to August). However, being an umbellifer, its skeletal frame often adds a stark beauty to the winter landscape. Natural Habitat Wild carrot can …

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White campion

< back to flower guide White campion Silene latifolia information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See In flower from May to October Natural Habitat On waste ground, disturbed roadside verges, hedgerows and well-drained arable field margins DescriptionA common wildflower of grassland and waste ground, its cheerful white flowers can be …

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White clover

< back to flower guide White clover Trifolium repens information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See Flowers from June to September Natural Habitat Almost any grassy habitat Often found in parks, banks and lawns – any type of grassland habitat – white clover is the commonest of the clovers. The …

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Viper’s-bugloss

< back to flower guide Viper’s-bugloss Echium vulgare information provided by Conservation Status N/A Best Time to See When it flowers between June and August Natural Habitat Dry grassland, banks and dunes, especially where there is chalky soil DescriptionA flamboyant wild flower of dry banks and dunes. Serpentine in appearance, it was once used as …

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Purple loosestrife

< back to flower guide Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria information provided by Conservation Status … Best Time to See In the summer when it flowers (June to August). Natural Habitat Grows on the edges of rivers and in other damp places such as marshes, fens and wet woodlands. Spiky in appearance this pleasant purple plant …

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Corn marigold

< back to flower guide Corn marigold Glebionis Segetum information provided by Conservation Status Amber – Vulnerable and Near-Threatened Best Time to See In flower June to October Natural Habitat Most often found as an arable weed, but it can also be found on other disturbed sites such as rubbish tips, road verges, waste ground …

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Common Toadflax

< back to flower guide Toadflax (common) Linaria vulgaris information provided by Conservation Status Stable, though there have been local losses in the north. Best Time to See In flower July to October. A late bloomer, it often is at its best in the autumn and can even flower in November if grass is given …

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Selfheal

< back to flower guide Selfheal Prunella vulgaris information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See Flowers from June to September Natural Habitat Grassland, wood clearings, rough ground, lawns. A quirky violet-blue wildflower with a squarish, compact head on short erect stems. Its leaves are hairy, stalked, scarcely toothed, often purple …

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Cowslip

< back to flower guide Cowslip Primula veris information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See April to May Natural Habitat Open woods, grassy places, meadows, pastures and roadsides. They tend to favour rank grasses and scrub than amongst large numbers of spring-grazing sheep. DescriptionOne of the best known spring flowers, …

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Cow parsley

< back to flower guide Cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See April, May and June. It is one of the earliest flowering of the Carrot family. Natural Habitat Often seen on roadsides and near hedgerows. Also found in woodland edges. Frothy and lacy, this wildflower …

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Meadow Cranesbill

< back to flower guide Meadow crane’s-bill Geranium pratense information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June to September Natural Habitat Meadows, roadsides, grasslands, open woods and dunes, especially in limestone areas in the Cotswolds and Wiltshire. Further north, it is less choosy about soils. DescriptionThe most widespread and striking …

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