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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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Meadowsweet

< back to flower guide Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June, July, August, September Natural Habitat This wild flower prefers damp conditions, although not sites that are permanently waterlogged. Look out for it in meadows, fens, road verges and on railway banks. Frothy and cream-white …

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Oxeye Daisy

< back to flower guide Oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June to August Natural Habitat Grassy places. It grows in a variety of habitats including meadows and fields, under open-canopy forests and scrub and in disturbed areas. DescriptionIn bloom around the solstice, this large …

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Foxglove

< back to flower guide FOXGLOVE Digitalis purpurea information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June, July, August, September Natural Habitat Woodland clearings, heaths and banks Well known and easily recognisable, this wildflower has tall spikes which can bear up to eighty bell-shaped blooms. These are usually pink but white …

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Musk Mallow

< back to flower guide MUSK MALLOW Malva moschata information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See July, August Natural Habitat It favours dry places and may be found on roadside verges, in hedgerows, pastures and along the edges of fields. A pretty, dainty relative of the common mallow, it has …

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Red Clover

< back to flower guide RED CLOVER Trifolium pratense information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See Flowers May to September Natural Habitat Waste ground, grassy places, roadsides While not as common as it’s white relation, red clover is still often found in lawns and parks throughout the UK. It’s reddish-pink …

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Birdsfoot Trefoil

< back to flower guide BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL Lotus corniculatus information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See When it blooms, usually between May and September Natural Habitat Meadows, roadsides and other grassland areas Also known as ‘eggs and bacon’ because of the yellow and orange hue of the pea-like flowers. Although …

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Forget-me-not

< back to flower guide Forget-me-not (common) Myosotis arvensis information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See Flowers from April to September Natural Habitat Cultivated land, roadsides, waste ground and dunes DescriptionOur most common forget-me-not is often found as a “weed” of arable land. It is also known as Field Forget-me-not …

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Yarrow

< back to flower guide Yarrow Achillea millefolium information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June, July, August, September Natural Habitat Can be found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle. Yarrow’s pretty little flowers, usually white but can be pink, cluster together …

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Common Poppy

< back to flower guide Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June, July, August, September Natural Habitat Farmland and waste ground, field edges, roadsides. The symbol of remembrance, the striking red flowers of the common poppy stand out from afar, painting entire fields vivid scarlet. …

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Cornflower

< back to flower guide CORNFLOWER Centaurea Cyanus information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See June, July, August Natural Habitat Cornfields, roadsides and hedgerows, particularly on light and sandy soils. An iconic image of rural meadows, the bright blue cornflower was once a common sight in cornfields, but it has …

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Wild Marjoram

< back to flower guide WILD MARJORAM Origanum Vulgare information provided by Conservation Status Green, least concern Best Time to See July, August, September Natural Habitat Found in grassland, hedge banks, road verges and scrub Description The wild marjoram, the pink flowers of which may be found on chalk and limestone grasslands in summer, is …

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