Dog rose

Common name: Dog rose, wild rose, common briar rose, brier Botanical name: Rosa canina Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. Naturalised elsewhere. Local distribution: Common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Hedgerow, scrubland, woodland and gardens. Season: Flowers early summer to early autumn and fruit mid-autumn to early … Read more

Rowan

Rowan

Common name: Rowan, mountain ash Botanical name: Sorbus aucuparia Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to most of Europe, part of Asia and northern Africa. Local distribution: Common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Urban areas, forest edges and rocky hills. Season: Flowers late spring to early summer and berries early to mid-autumn. Our native … Read more

Pineapple weed

Pineappleweed

Common name: Pineapple weed, Pineappleweed, wild chamomile, disc mayweed, May weed, false chamomile, rayless chamomile Botanical name: Matricaria discoidea (syn Matricaria matricarioides) Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) Worldwide distribution: Native to Northeast Asia and North America. Naturalised in the UK and Ireland. Local distribution: Common and widespread throughout the UK and Ireland. Less common in some parts … Read more

Silverweed

Silverweed

Common name: Silverweed, silver weed cinquefoil, common silverweed Botanical name: Potentilla anserina (syn Argentina anserina) Family: Rosaceae Worldwide distribution: Native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Local distribution: Very common throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Grassland, wasteland, meadows and riverside. Foraging season: Roots in late summer and autumn. Leaves spring to autumn. The leaves are … Read more

Blackberry

Blackberry

Common name: Blackberry, bramble Botanical name: Rubus fruticosus agg. Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and naturalised elsewhere. Local distribution: Abundant in the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, roadsides and wasteland. Season: Leaves late spring to early summer and berries late summer to early autumn. Blackberries are one of those edible plants … Read more