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Honesty

The Latin name Lunaria means moon like and refers to the shape and appearance of the seedpods.

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed was brought to the UK by Victorian botanists due to its impressive large flowers and general size, DEFRA would now like to get rid of it.

Crow Garlic

Crow Garlic is another native plant of the onion family. It looks very similar to Chives and it is used in similar manner....

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir is an evergreen tree in the Pine family, native of North America but widely planted in the UK. Although closely related it is not a true Fir. Considered...

White Bryony

A poisonous plant that is a purgative and will give you terrible diarrhoea. The root used to be sold to unfortunate victims as mandrake root with unpleasant results. It has...

Pheasant Berry

The Pheasant Berry was brought over by the Victorians from the Himalayas or South West China and has toffee tasting berries when ripe but are dreadful and very bitter before...

Water Mint

A sweet tasting and large common mint found near or in water or sometimes damp woodland. Water mint hybridises easily with other mints and a cross of water mint and...

Pink Purslane

A succulent and tasty plant with an almost beetroot like earthy flavour that can be found throughout the year, it flowers from April to July....

Few-Flowered Garlic

An invasive wild onion from Asia, this plant produces small garlic like bulbils at the base of the short, thin, flower stem....

Monkshood

A beautiful but deadly poisonous common plant that can poison by touch but this does not seem to cause fatal toxicity.