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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

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Yarrow

Common name: Yarrow, millefoil, thousand leaf, carpenter’s weed, staunchweed, herbe militaris, Soldier’s Woundwort Botanical name: Achillea millefolium Family: Asteraceae (Daisy) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and western Asia. Widely naturalised in North America, New Zealand and Australia. Local distribution: Very

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Lemon balm

Lemon balm

Common name: Lemon balm, common balm, balm mint, melissa Botanical name: Melissa officinalis Family: Lamiaceae (Mint) Worldwide distribution: Native to southern Europe and western Asia. Naturalised elsewhere. Local distribution: Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Park, gardens and urban areas. Foraging season:

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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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