Search Results for:

132 results found for ''.

Lady's Smock

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

Meadow Bindweed

Meadow Bindweed is a member of the Morning Glory or Convolvulaceae family and contains poisonous alkaloids including pseudotropine. It can be a real problem for other plants as it can...

Walnut

The nuts of this tree need no introduction, but the green fruits of early Summer also have a lot to offer to the forager. These green fruits ooze a strongly...

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...

Green Alkanet

Green alkanet is a common weed of gardens and grows prolifically where ever it has a chance. Easily confused with borage or comfrey but with clear differences, it is in...

Stinking Hellebore

A striking and slightly smelly evergreen perennial in the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family. Rather uncommon, but always a lovely find if you look in undisturbed woodland and along hedge bases, usually...

Winter Heliotrope

This non native member of the Daisy family, Asteraceae, has flowers that track the sun during the day, hence the name Heliotrope....

Winter Aconite

Winter Aconite is not native to the UK but has become naturalised in woods, parks and roadsides. Its bright, glossy, yellow flowers are one of he first flowers of the...

Miner's lettuce

An excellent salad green, a bit like spinach and easily recognised. Often available from February onwards. A native of north America but now present across Europe, but not considered invasive....

Sour Fig

These plants are a non-native from the southern hemisphere, South Africa, Australia and Chile. The genus Carpobrutus contains a number of very closely related and hard to separate species and...