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

Greater Stitchwort

Stellaria refers to the ‘star like’ flower and holostea means entire bone, somehow a reference to the brittle stem....

Lesser Swine Cress

Lesser Swine Cress is a member of the Brassica family (Mustard or Cabbage Family), hence the ‘hot’ taste....

Scurvy Grass

A coastal plant that has made it inland due to salting and gritting of the roads. There are two common species, Common Scurvy Grass and Danish Scurvy Grass....

Three-Cornered Leek

An invasive species brought over to the UK from the Mediterranean, it is an offence under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and Wales to plant...

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.


Cowslips are now a common sight growing in large numbers in grassland.


Clover is very common but the four leaved clover is fairly rare and is considered lucky when found although the record for number of leaves is fifty six.


There are many different Buttercups so we are covering them all here as they all look very similar and none are edible.

Silver Birch

The Birch is a pioneer species and was one of the first trees to colonise Great Britain after the last ice age but short lived so it helps form woodland...