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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.

Cowslip

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

Clovers

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.

Buttercups

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...

Bilberry

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

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.