What Wildflower

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 ID Dandy f

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

3rd April Stars of wonder Celandine1

Celandine. In flower from February to AprilLow ground level plant with heart shaped leaves

Bourton1  ButtercupHoly

Meadow Buttercup. Flowers April- September. Taller flower stems and different flower shape to Celandine



Birds Foot Trefoil

Bird’s Foot Trefoil

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Goats Beard Flower Goats Beard Seed Head

Goats Beard  Taller than dandelion,  the seed head is much bigger too

Yellow Corydalis Flower  Yellow Corydalis Plant 2

Yellow Corydalis

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow Flag Iris   Grows in ponds, boggy area or the edge of water.


Campion Red Campion 3 Red Campion

Red Campion

Red Dead Nettle  Pink Red Dead Nettle

Red Dead Nettle

REd Clover  Red Clover ID

Red Clover

Red Valerian

Red Valerian

Herb Robert

Herb Robert


Scarlet Pimpernel – Flowers are about 1cm across

Poppy3  Poppys

Poppy. On tall hairy stems, the flowers don’t last very long


Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Speedwell  Speedwell


Ivy Leaved Toadflax  Ivy Leaf Toadflax1

Ivy Leaved Toadflax  A tiny plant normally found growing in cracks in walls or pavement



Lesser Periwinkle Flower




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IMG_8275  Purple Dog Violet

Dog Violet

Meadow Cranesbill

Meadow Cranesbill.



Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley

Wild Carrot  Wild Carrot2

Wild Carrot

DogRose STEM  Dog Rose ID

Dog Rose



Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone

White Dead Nettle

White Dead Nettle

White Daisy  Daisy

Daisy. A familiar flower on school playing fields, parks and garden lawns. But have you noticed the pink edges of its petals

Oxete Daisy

Oxeye Daisy  Much bigger than normal daisies, oxeye daisy flowers  are 5-10cm across and 30 – 60cm high

Ribwort Plantain ID

Ribwort Plantain