Woodland Wildflower identification and information

The flowers are arranged in blocks of 8 and roughly in the order in which they first come into bloom. If you click on the appropriate  highlighted name below the block then that will link through to a page dedicated to that species.

(At present most species have been photographed  and written up, however a few rare , elusive or mundane species are still to be completed. If you can help with locations and or the loan of photos then please let me know.) Contact

NB Click on the typed name, not the photo

First flowers appearing  in January/February.

    Gorse        Winter Heliotrope        Winter Aconite   Greater Periwinkle  

   Lesser Periwinkle    Snowdrop      Coltsfoot                Lesser Celandine      


Stinking Hellebore     Green Hellebore       Sweet Violet         Golden Saxifrage

Alternate leaved Saxifrage Barren Strawberry  Dogs Mercury     Giant Butterbur

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First flowers appearing in March.

Yellow Star of Bethlehem       Butchers broom     Wood Anemone       Primrose

Ground Ivy            Butterbur                  Wild Daffodil          Spring Crocus

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Creeping Buttercup   Common Dog Violet  Wood Dog Violet         Wood Spurge

Green Alkanet      Lungwort     White Dead Nettle                Red Campion

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First flowers appearing in April

Greater Stitchwort     Cuckooflower       Moschatel         Bilberry

Wood sorrel    Herb Robert     Bugle         Ramsons

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Wild Tulip          Bluebell               Greater Chickweed       Three-nerved Sandwort

Sheep’s sorrel   Fringe Cups    Garlic Mustard     Wild Strawberry 

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First flowers appearing in May

Water Avens       Pink Purslane     Bush Vetch    Bitter Vetchling

  Cow Parsley   Wood Forget me not      Yellow Archangel          Wood Speedwell

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Toothwort       Woodruff       Early Purple Orchid      Lords and Ladies

Pick a back plant     Goldilocks Buttercup      False Oxlip      Columbine

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Monkshood       Climbing Corydalis      Stinging Nettle      Wood Stitchwort

Common Bistort  Narrow-leaved Bittercress  Large Bittercress      White Bryony

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Flowers first appearing in June

Yellow Pimpernel      Navelwort        Herb Bennet    Shining Cranesbill

Hog weed       Rough Chervil    Pignut     Sanicle

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  Common Figwort      Heath Speedwell     Common Cow-wheat    Cleavers

Leopardsbane    Star of Bethlehem   Solomons Seal    Herb Paris

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Lilly of the Valley   Common Spotted Orchid  Common Twayblade     Fly Orchid

White Helleborine Narrow-leaved Helleborine Wood Dock Common Wintergreen

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Slender St John’s Wort      Trailing St John’s Wort      Tutsan     Creeping Jenny

Meadow Sweet       Trailing Tormentil    Fragrant Agrimony     Wood Vetch

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Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil     Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea     Broad-leaved Willow Herb     American Willow Herb

Rosebay Willow Herb   Upright Spurge    Caper Spurge    Wood Cranesbill

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Ground-elder Wild Angelica Lesser Centaury  Bittersweet

Tuberous Comfrey Common Gromwell Hedge Woundwort Selfheal

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Foxglove Ivy Broomrape  Nettle-leaved Bellflower Spreading Bellflower

Wild Madder Common Valerian  Marsh Thistle Nipplewort

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Martagon Lilly  Angular Solomon’s Seal Stinking Iris  Greater Butterfly Orchid

Red Helleborine  Birds Nest Orchid  Wall Lettuce  Water Pepper

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Pale St John’s Wort  Heather  Orpine  Pale Willow Herb

Greater Willow HerEnchanters Nightshade Hedge Parsley Lesser Skullcap

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Wood Sage Yellow Birds Nest Giant Bellflower Ivy-leaved Bellflower

Small Teasel Goldenrod Ploughman’s Spikenard Heath Cudweed

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Saw wort Wood Burdock  Hemp Agrimony   Violet Helleborine

Broad-leaved Helleborine Narrow-lipped Helleborine Green-flowered Helleborine Sowbread

 

 

The flowers in this last set have been added recently and are not in the right sequence according to flowering time.                                                                                This will be sorted out in due course

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Autumn Crocus Laurel Spurge  Black Bryony   Germander Speedwell    

Thyme-leaved Speedwell Ivy leaved speedwell Ragged Robin

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That’s  yer lot

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