Welcome to ukwildflowers.com

This is a photographic record with a personal commentary of some of the plants seen during the annual excursions into the countryside of an amateur field botanist. As the web site name suggests, countryside of the British Isles is the source of many photographs but to date there are nearly 900 European, and about 400 Australian plants plus some photographs of butterflies, fungi, birds and other creatures can be found here too. This site which has been live since 2004, does not use cookies and never will.

Smyrnium olustatrum

Smyrnium olustatrum Alexanders

Deganwy Hill summit, 21st May 2018

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Smyrnium olustatrum Alexanders

Deganwy Hill summit, 21st May 2018

The extensive indexing of the site is intended to help those wishing to identify a plant, where it can be found or the time of flowering. All species can be found from indexes on this first page.

You can find 1,577 photos of British Isles plants including over 200 rarities on the site but these are being updated following the release of the 3rd edition of New Flora of the British Isles by Clive Stace.

Some photographs were taken at meetings organised by the Wild Flower Society. If you are beginning to take an interest in British Wild Plants then why not join? (Wild Flower Society). The Wild Flower Society is probably the oldest society in the world dedicated to the wonder of wild flowers, established as it was in 1886. You can find out out more of what our members do on our Facebook page.

Use of photographs

Photographs on the site have a resolution of 72 dpi which is only suitable for web use. If you ask for permission to use a photograph the answer will invariably be yes. There are no charges but please ask first. Please read the Contact me page for more details.

Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum Milk Thistle

Deganwy Hill, 21st May 2018

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Silybum marianum Milk Thistle

Deganwy Hill, 21st May 2018

Identifying Wild Flowers in the Field

A good illustrated Wild Flower Book is excellent of course but a new way of carrying very compact information into the field is now available in the form of an app which can be used on an iPhone, iPad, or mobile Android device. There are quite a few of these available but none is as good as an expert human guide or illustrated book - yet.

Screen Resolution and Images

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If you want to see the images on this page expanded (also see butterfly and highslide indexes) then you must have scripts enabled in your web browser. The code for this is open source and is provided by Torstein H√łnsi at Highslide JS.