Wild Parsnip
  Wild Parsnip
Annual Mercury
  Annual Mercury
Annual Wall-Rocket
  Annual Wall-Rocket
Bell Heather
  Bell Heather
Common Hemp Nettle
  Common Hemp Nettle
Bird's-Foot Trefoil
  Bird's-Foot Trefoil
Bird's-Nest Orchid
  Bird's-Nest Orchid
Black Bindweed
  Black Bindweed
Black Bryony
  Black Bryony
Black Horehound
  Black Horehound
Black Medick
  Black Medick
Common Bramble
  Common Bramble
Bladder Campion
  Bladder Campion
Blue Bugle
  Blue Bugle
Blue Fleabane
  Blue Fleabane
Bristly Ox-Tongue
  Bristly Ox-Tongue
Broadleaf Plantain
  Broadleaf Plantain
Everlasting-Pea
  Everlasting-Pea
Brooklime
  Brooklime
Bush Vetch
  Bush Vetch
Buddleia
  Buddleia
Canadian Goldenrod
  Canadian Goldenrod
Carline Thistle
  Carline Thistle
Cat's Ear
  Cat's Ear
Wild Chamomile
  Wild Chamomile
Changing Forget-Me-Not
  Changing Forget-Me-Not
Common Chickweed
  Common Chickweed
Wild Chicory
  Wild Chicory
Cleavers
  Cleavers
Climbing Corydalis
  Climbing Corydalis
Clustered Bellflower
  Clustered Bellflower
Common Agrimony
  Common Agrimony
Common Centaury
  Common Centaury
Common Fiddleneck
  Common Fiddleneck
Common Fleabane
  Common Fleabane
Marsh Samphire
  Marsh Samphire
Common Knapweed
  Common Knapweed
Common Mallow
  Common Mallow
Mouse-Ear Chickweed
  Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Common Orache
  Common Orache
Common Ragwort
  Common Ragwort
Common Restharrow
  Common Restharrow
Common Storksbill
  Common Storksbill
Annual Sunflower
  Annual Sunflower
Common Toadflax
  Common Toadflax
Common Vetch
  Common Vetch
Wild Mint
  Wild Mint
Wall Speedwell
  Wall Speedwell
Cotton Thistle
  Cotton Thistle
Creeping Buttercup
  Creeping Buttercup
Creeping Thistle
  Creeping Thistle
Cross-Leaved Heath
  Cross-Leaved Heath
Cut-Leaved Cranesbill
  Cut-Leaved Cranesbill
Common Daisy
  Common Daisy
Common Dandelion
  Common Dandelion
Deadly Nightshade
  Deadly Nightshade
Dove's-Foot Cranesbill
  Dove's-Foot Cranesbill
Dropwort
  Dropwort
Dwarf Gorse
  Dwarf Gorse
Dwarf Thistle
  Dwarf Thistle
Enchanter's Nightshade
  Enchanter's Nightshade
English Stonecrop
  English Stonecrop
Eyebright
  Eyebright
Fairy Flax
  Fairy Flax
Fat Hen
  Fat Hen
Feverfew
  Feverfew
Field Bindweed
  Field Bindweed
Blue Field Madder
  Blue Field Madder
Field Poppy
  Field Poppy
Field Scabious
  Field Scabious
Water Figwort
  Water Figwort
Wood Forget-Me-Not
  Wood Forget-Me-Not
Common Foxglove
  Common Foxglove
Common Fumitory
  Common Fumitory
Common Hogweed
  Common Hogweed
Goat's Rue
  Goat's Rue
European Goldenrod
  European Goldenrod
Great Burnet
  Great Burnet
Great Willowherb
  Great Willowherb
Greater Burdock
  Greater Burdock
Greater Celandine
  Greater Celandine
Greater Knapweed
  Greater Knapweed
Greater Sea-Spurrey
  Greater Sea-Spurrey
Yellow Rattle
  Yellow Rattle
Green Alkanet
  Green Alkanet
Common Groundsel
  Common Groundsel
Gypsywort
  Gypsywort
Hairy St John's-Wort
  Hairy St John's-Wort
Harebell
  Harebell
Hedge Bedstraw
  Hedge Bedstraw
Hedge Bindweed
  Hedge Bindweed
Common Hedge Mustard
  Common Hedge Mustard
Upright Hedge Parsley
  Upright Hedge Parsley
Hedge Woundwort
  Hedge Woundwort
Hedgerow Cranesbill
  Hedgerow Cranesbill
Hemp Agrimony
  Hemp Agrimony
Herb Robert
  Herb Robert
Himalayan Balsam
  Himalayan Balsam
Himalayan Honeysuckle
  Himalayan Honeysuckle
Wild Honeysuckle
  Wild Honeysuckle
Common Hop
  Common Hop
Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
  Ivy-Leaved Toadflax
Common Kidney Vetch
  Common Kidney Vetch
Common Knotweed
  Common Knotweed
Lady's Bedstraw
  Lady's Bedstraw
Large-Flowered Evening Primrose
  Large-Flowered Evening Primrose
Lesser Burdock
  Lesser Burdock
Lesser Water Parsnip
  Lesser Water Parsnip
Common Heather
  Common Heather
Wild Marjoram
  Wild Marjoram
Marsh Mallow
  Marsh Mallow
Marsh St John's-Wort
  Marsh St John's-Wort
Marsh Thistle
  Marsh Thistle
Marsh Woundwort
  Marsh Woundwort
Meadow Buttercup
  Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Cranesbill
  Meadow Cranesbill
Monkey Flower
  Monkey Flower
Monkshood
  Monkshood
Montbretia
  Montbretia
Mugwort
  Mugwort
Nettle-Leaved Bellflower
  Nettle-Leaved Bellflower
Nipplewort
  Nipplewort
Orange Balsam
  Orange Balsam
Oregon Grape
  Oregon Grape
Oxeye Daisy
  Oxeye Daisy
Oxford Ragwort
  Oxford Ragwort
Perforate St John's-Wort
  Perforate St John's-Wort
Pineapple Mayweed
  Pineapple Mayweed
Pink Sorrel
  Pink Sorrel
Ploughman's Spikenard
  Ploughman's Spikenard
Prickly Sow Thistle
  Prickly Sow Thistle
Procumbent Yellow Sorrel
  Procumbent Yellow Sorrel
Red Bartsia
  Red Bartsia
Red Bistort
  Red Bistort
Red Campion
  Red Campion
Red Clover
  Red Clover
Red Dead-Nettle
  Red Dead-Nettle
Red Shank
  Red Shank
Red Valerian
  Red Valerian
Ribwort Plantain
  Ribwort Plantain
Common Rock-Rose
  Common Rock-Rose
Rosebay Willowherb
  Rosebay Willowherb
Rough Hawkbit
  Rough Hawkbit
Salad Burnet
  Salad Burnet
Wood Sanicle
  Wood Sanicle
Scarlet Pimpernel
  Scarlet Pimpernel
Sea Beet
  Sea Beet
Sea Bittersweet
  Sea Bittersweet
Sea Purslane
  Sea Purslane
Portland Spurge
  Portland Spurge
Common Sea-Lavender
  Common Sea-Lavender
Common Selfheal
  Common Selfheal
Shepherd's Purse
  Shepherd's Purse
Common Skullcap
  Common Skullcap
Small Balsam
  Small Balsam
Small Scabious
  Small Scabious
Small Teasel
  Small Teasel
Small Toadflax
  Small Toadflax
Smooth Sow Thistle
  Smooth Sow Thistle
Common Soapwort
  Common Soapwort
Spear Thistle
  Spear Thistle
Long-Leaved Speedwell
  Long-Leaved Speedwell
Sticky Groundsel
  Sticky Groundsel
Stinging Nettle
  Stinging Nettle
Tansy
  Tansy
Thyme-Leaved Speedwell
  Thyme-Leaved Speedwell
Tormentil
  Tormentil
Traveller's Joy
  Traveller's Joy
Tree Mallow
  Tree Mallow
Twiggy Mullein
  Twiggy Mullein
Common Vervain
  Common Vervain
Viper's Bugloss
  Viper's Bugloss
Wall Lettuce
  Wall Lettuce
Water Mint
  Water Mint
Watercress
  Watercress
Wavy Bittercress
  Wavy Bittercress
Welted Thistle
  Welted Thistle
White Bryony
  White Bryony
White Campion
  White Campion
White Clover
  White Clover
White Dead-Nettle
  White Dead-Nettle
White Water-Lily
  White Water-Lily
Common Yarrow
  Common Yarrow
Wild Basil
  Wild Basil
Wild Carrot
  Wild Carrot
Wild Mignonette
  Wild Mignonette
Wild Teasel
  Wild Teasel
Wild Thyme
  Wild Thyme
Wood Avens
  Wood Avens
Wood Sage
  Wood Sage
Woody Nightshade
  Woody Nightshade
Yellow Corydalis
  Yellow Corydalis
Yellow Horned Poppy
  Yellow Horned Poppy
Yellow-Wort
  Yellow-Wort
Hairy Bittercress
  Hairy Bittercress
Petty Spurge
  Petty Spurge
Procumbent Pearlwort
  Procumbent Pearlwort
Charlock Mustard
  Charlock Mustard
Field Speedwell
  Field Speedwell
Sea Thrift
  Sea Thrift
Sea Plantain
  Sea Plantain
Sheep's Bit Scabious
  Sheep's Bit Scabious
Sun Spurge
  Sun Spurge
Common Milkwort
  Common Milkwort
Sea Spurge
  Sea Spurge
Wild Clary
  Wild Clary
Shining Cranesbill
  Shining Cranesbill
Pellitory-of-the-Wall
  Pellitory-of-the-Wall
Sticky Storksbill
  Sticky Storksbill
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Wildflowers of the UK

Native Flower celebrates the diversity of natural floral beauty to be found in the UK

and helps you identify the finds you make on country walks throughout the year. You can find flowers on this site by name or identify unknown flowers by selecting features.

Identifying plants

If you have an idea of the plant name (common or scientific), enter this in the search box (top-right). Unknown plants can be identified by floral features, using selectors for colour, shape or petal number.

Plant features

Each wildflower entry provides a snapshot profile describing the plant, with a limited use of botanical terms. If you are unfamiliar with any of these, please check the Terminology page for explanations.

Plant entries

Native Flower features plants found growing without cultivation, in natural and urban environments in the UK. This includes both 'native' indigenous plants and 'non-native' species introduced to the UK - in many cases garden 'escapes' that have naturalised. In some cases, 'non-native' plants may also be classed 'invasive', where there is evidence of harm to the environment or plants are difficult to keep under control*. These species may be listed and regulated by law, to limit environmental damage.

* Introduced species have not co-evolved with indigenous species, so there may be lack of natural competition or population control by predators to keep them in check.