When you start looking for wild flowers, you’ll realise how rich the flora of the British Isles is, even from just a short walk along a road. But this can also be a bit confusing, as it turns out that there are many, many more wild flowers than just daisies, dandelions and clover (and a fair number of different varieties of daisies, dandelions and clovers at that).
So where do you start?
Best thing to do is to get yourself a decent wild flower book that you can take with you, or consult against pictures on your phone when you get home. We recommend Harrap’s Wild Flowers, or a Collins guide such as this one.
Or, there are a number of apps you can download. There’s Wild Flower ID, and Wildflowers, which we use regularly.
The best websites to look at are:
If you really don’t know what a flower is, then just tweet it using the #wildflowerhour hashtag or post it on our Facebook page and we’ll take a look for you.