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Wild strawberry

Wild strawberry

Common name: Wild strawberry, alpine strawberry, fraise des bois Botanical name: Fragaria vesca Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Most of Europe, temperate Asia and North America. Local distribution: Very common throughout Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland clearings, grassy places, hedge

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Elderflower

Elder

Common name: Elder, black elder, European elder, bour tree Botanical name: Sambucus nigra Family: Adoxaceae Worldwide distribution: Native to most of Europe and North America. Local distribution: Very common everywhere in the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Hedgerow, woodland, scrub and

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Dandelion

Dandelion

Common name: Dandelion, dent-de-lion, lion’s tooth, piss-en-lit, piss-a-bed Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale agg. Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) Subfamily: Cichorioideae (Chicory) Worldwide distribution: Native to Eurasia and found in the northern temperate zones. Local distribution: Extremely common all over the UK and

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Garlic mustard

Common name: Garlic mustard, hedge garlic, jack in the edge, jack in the bush, poor man’s mustard, hedge garlic, sauce alone Botanical name: Alliaria petiolata Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage) Worldwide distribution: Native throughout Europe, North Africa, western and central Asia. Introduced

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Nettle

Common name: Stinging nettle, common nettle, nettle leaf Botanical name: Urtica dioica Family: Urticaceae (Nettle) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa and North America. Introduced elsewhere. Local distribution: Widespread in the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland edges, wasteland

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