What wildflower is it?
There are hundreds of different species of wild flowers in the UK. Identifying them can be a very tricky, so here is a photo ID guide to some of the more common species you may find in your school, park or garden. NB This page is a work in progress.
Take a photo of the flower or whole plant and see if it matches any of these. Click on photos to enlarge.
Dandelion. In flower from March to October, once pollinated the golden flowers change to seedhead clocks. Explore change over time with Wonder Study resources here
Celandine. In flower from February to April. Low ground level plant with heart shaped leaves
Meadow Buttercup. Flowers April- September. Taller flower stems and different flower shape to Celandine
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Goats Beard Taller than dandelion, the seed head is much bigger too
Yellow Flag Iris Grows in ponds, boggy area or the edge of water.
Red Dead Nettle
Scarlet Pimpernel – Flowers are about 1cm across
Poppy. On tall hairy stems, the flowers don’t last very long
Forget Me Not
Ivy Leaved Toadflax A tiny plant normally found growing in cracks in walls or pavement
White Dead Nettle
Daisy. A familiar flower on school playing fields, parks and garden lawns. But have you noticed the pink edges of its petals
Oxeye Daisy Much bigger than normal daisies, oxeye daisy flowers are 5-10cm across and 30 – 60cm high