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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...


Bilberries are very hard to gather in large amounts, not due to their size or quantity but because they taste so good we haven’t managed to leave a Bilberry spot...


Columbine is in the Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family which contain mild toxins and should not be consumed by very young children or pregnant women. It is only the flowers we...

Greater Stitchwort

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

Wild Mustard

A large plant can yield tens of thousands of seeds but other varieties have been chosen for use by the makers of mustard.

Lady's Smock

With its beautiful cruciforme flowers this plant belongs to the Brassica family and tastes of English mustard or wasabi.


Some people have an allergic reaction of the skin from touching Ragwort.

Yew Tree

Apart from the flesh on the berries the rest of the Yew contains taxines which are very toxic. This also applies to any mushrooms growing on or under the tree...