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Henbane

This poisonous member of the Solonacea family (nightshades, potatoes, tomatoes) is an unusual and striking non native. The dramatic creamy yellow and purple veined flowers are an unusual sight, most...

Rough Chervil

This widespread and common member of the apiacea or carrot family looks very much like edible wild chervil but it is poisonous. The scientific name temulum means drunken alluding to...

Salsify

Salsify is an easily identified if not always easily spotted biennial plant coming in two distinct species. It grows in meadows to about 1m tall with very grass like stems...

Pimpernel

The pimpernels, yellow, scarlet, and blue to name a few, although not closely related (actually in the primula family) are very similar in appearance to the chickweeds but with clear...

Good King Henry

One of the goosefoots, a good edible leafy vegetable in the Chenopodioideae (Latin = goosefoot) family which includes spinach, quinoa, orache, and around 22 other genuses. It produces prolific leaves...

Crown Vetch

A striking and beautiful plant, crown vetch is poisonous. Introduced and planted as a fodder crop for ruminants it has escaped and is found in the wild. In the USA...

Dewberry

Looking very like a slightly over-ripe blackberry this plant is easily overlooked as just another bramble. The waxy coating on the berries gives them their name can also make them...

Mouse-Eared Chickweed

There are anything up to 20 species, sub species and varieties of Mouse-ear/Cerastium sp in the UK. They are all very similar to Common Chickweed but hairy rather than having...

Lamb's lettuce

Lamb’s lettuce or corn salad is a leafy green vegetable with a nutty flavour, commonly cultivated in France but less commonly found in shops. In the wild it grows as...

Gorse

There are three species of this thorny evergreen growing in the UK, Common, Western and Dwarf Gorse. They are members of Faboideae, a subfamily of Fabaceae which is the Pea...