This page contains a list of wildflowers that I have managed to photograph and identify, although any errors in identification are purely mine. My definition of wildflower is any flower I have found growing wild. I have listed them in alphabetical order by Latin name, with common names alongside, and the aim is to continually add to the list.
Achillea millefolium – Yarrow. Also known as Common Yarrow.
Agrimonia eupatoria – Common Agrimony. Also known as church steeples, sticklewort.
Ajuga reptans – Bugle. Also known as bugleweed, common bugle, blue bugle, carpetweed, carpet bugleweed.
Alliaria petiolata – Garlic Mustard. Also known as Jack-by-the-hedge, garlic root, hedge garlic, sauce-alone, Jack-in-the-bush, penny hedge and poor man’s mustard.
Anacamptis pyramidalis – Pyramidal Orchid.
Anthericum liliago – St Bernard’s Lily.
Anthriscus sylvestris – Cow Parsley. Also known as wild chervil, Queen Anne’s lace, wild beaked parsley, keck.
Aquilegia vulgaris – Columbine. Also known as European columbine, common columbine, granny’s nightcap, granny’s bonnet.
Barbarea vulgaris – Yellow Rocket. Also known as herb barbaras, bittercress, rocketcress, winter cress, winter rocket, wound rocket, rocketcress, yellow rocketcress, upland cress.
Bellis perennis – Common Daisy. Also known as lawn daisy, English daisy.
Bituminaria bituminosa – Pitch Trefoil. Also known as Arabian pea.
Bryonia alba – White Bryony. Also known as wild hop.
Campanula patula – Spreading Bellflower.
Cardamine pratensis – Cuckoo Flower. Also known as lady’s smock.
Carduus crispus – Welted Thistle.
Centaurea jacea – Brown Knapweed. Also known as brownray knapweed.
Chelidonium majus – Greater Celandine. Also known as tetterwort, nipplewort, swallowwort.
Cichorium intybus – Common Chicory.
Convolvulus arvensis – Field Bindweed.
Cruciata laevipes – Crosswort. Also known as smooth bedstraw.
Echium vulgare – Viper’s Bugloss. Also known as blueweed.
Erodium cicutarium – Common Stork’s-bill. Also known as redstem filaree, redstem stork’s bill, pinweed.
Euphorbia amygdaloides – Wood Spurge.
Euphorbia polychroma syn. Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge.
Filipendula vulgaris – Dropwort. Also known as fern-leaf dropwort.
Fragaria vesca – Wild Strawberry. Also known as woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, European strawberry, fraise des bois.
Galium mollugo – Hedge Bedstraw. Also known as false baby’s breath.
Galium palustre – Marsh Bedstraw. Also known as common marsh bedstraw.
Galium verum – Lady’s Bedstraw. Also known as yellow bedstraw.
Geranium dissectum – Cut-Leaved Cranesbill.
Geranium lucidum – Shining Cranesbill. Also known as shiny geranium.
Geranium molle – Dove’s Foot Cranesbill. Also known as dove’s foot geranium.
Geranium purpureum – Little Robin.
Geranium robertianum – Herb Robert. Also known as red robin, death come quickly, storksbill, dove’s foot, crow’s foot.
Geranium sanguineum – Bloody Cranesbill. Also known as bloody geranium.
Geum urbanum – Wood Avens. Also known as herb Bennet, colewort, St. Benedict’s herb.
Glechoma hederecea – Ground Ivy. Also known as creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, ill-over-the-ground, run-away-robin.
Globularia Punctata – Common Globularia. Also known as globe daisy, ball flower, globe flower, common globe flower.
Helianthemum apenninum – White Rock-Rose.
Helianthemum nummularium – Common Rock-Rose.
Helleborus foetidus – Stinking Hellebore. Also known as dungwort, setterwort and bear’s foot.
Himantoglossum hircinum – Lizard Orchid.
Hippocrepis comosa – Horseshoe Vetch.
Hypericum hirsutum – Hairy St John’s Wort.
Iris germanica – Bearded Iris. Also known as German iris.
Knautia arvensis – Field Scabious.
Lamium galeobdolon – Yellow Archangel. Also known as artillery plant, aluminium plant.
Lamium maculatum – Spotted Dead-Nettle. Also known as spotted henbit, purple dragon.
Lamium purpureum – Red Dead Nettle. Also known as purple dead nettle, purple archangel.
Lathyrus pratensis – Meadow Vetchling. Also known as meadow pea.
Lathyrus sylvestris – Narrow-Leaved Everlasting Pea. Also known as flat pea.
Leucanthemum vulgare – Oxeye Daisy.
Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum – Purple Gromwell. Also known as blue gromwell.
Lotus corniculatus – Bird’s-Foot Trefoil. Also known as common bird’s-foot trefoil.
Lunaria annua – Honesty. Also known as annual honesty.
Malva sylvestris – Common Mallow. Also known as cheeses, high mallow, tall mallow (mauve des bois in France).
Medicago arabica – Spotted Medick. Also known as spotted burclover, heart clover.
Medicago lupulina – Black Medick. Also known as nonesuch, hop clover.
Melilotus officinalis – Ribbed Melilot. Also known as yellow melilot, common melilot, yellow sweet clover.
Melittis melissophyllum – Bastard Balm.
Muscari comusum syn. Leopoldia comosa – Tassel Grape Hyacinth. Also known as tassel hyacinth.
Ononis repens – Common Restharrow.
Ophrys apifera – Bee Orchid.
Ophrys scolopax – Woodcock Bee-Orchid.
Orchis mascula – Early Purple Orchid.
Orchis purpurea – Lady Orchid.
Orchis simia – Monkey Orchid.
Origanum vulgare – Oregano. Also known as wild marjoram.
Orobanche caryophyllacea – Bedstraw Broomrape.
Papaver rhoeas – Common Poppy. Also known as corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, red poppy.
Plantago lanceolata – Ribwort Plantain. Also known as ribwort, English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribleaf lamb’s tongue.
Plantago media – Hoary Plantain.
Potentilla reptans – Creeping Cinquefoil. Also known as European cinquefoil, creeping tormentil.
Primula veris – Cowslip. Also known as common cowslip, cowslip primrose.
Prunella laciniata – Cut-Leaved Selfheal.
Pulmonaria officinalis – Pulmonaria. Also known as lungwort.
Ranunculus bulbosus – Bulbous Buttercup. Also known as St Anthony’s turnip, goldcup, frog’s foot.
Ranunculus acris – Meadow Buttercup. Also known as tall buttercup, common buttercup, giant buttercup.
Salvia pratensis – Meadow Sage. Also known as meadow clary.
Sambucus ebulus – Dwarf Elder. Also known as European dwarf elder, danewort, dane weed, danesblood, walewort, dwarf elderberry, elderwort, blood hilder.
Saxifraga granulata – Meadow Saxifrage.
Silene latifolia – White Campion.
Stellaria holostea – Greater Stitchwort. Also known as addersmeat.
Symphytum officinale – Comfrey.
Thymus serpyllum – Breckland Thyme. Also known as Breckland wild thyme, wild thyme, creeping thyme.
Trifolium pratense – Red Clover.
Trifolium repens – White Clover. Also known as Dutch clover, Ladino clover.
Veronica chamaedrys – Germander Speedwell. Also known as bird’s-eye speedwell.
Vicia sativa – Common Vetch. Also known as vetch, garden vetch, tare.
Vicia sepium – Bush Vetch.
Viola odorata – Violet. Also known as sweet violet, common violet, garden violet, wood violet, English violet.