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.
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.
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.
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.