Common name: Cleavers, goosegrass, sticky Willy, stick-a-back, catch weed, coachweed, scratch tongue, Lady’s bedstraw. Botanical name: Galium aparine Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee) Worldwide distribution: Native to a wide region of Europe and north and western Asia. Naturalised in many countries around
Common name: Ground ivy, creeping Charlie, catsfoot, field balm, tunhoof, alehoof Botanical name: Glechoma hederacea Family: Lamiaceae (Mint) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and south-western Asia. Invasive species in North America. Local distribution: Common and widespread throughout Britain and Ireland.
Common name: Scarlet elf cup, Scarlet elfcup, moss cup Botanical name: Sarcoscypha coccinea Family: Sarcoscyphaceae (Cup fungi) Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Dead wood near streams and
Common name: Jelly ear, Jew’s ear, wood ear Botanical name: Auricularia auricula-judae Family: Auriculariaceae (Jelly fungi) Worldwide distribution: Temperate regions worldwide. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain (particularly in the South) and Ireland. Habitat: Dead elder branches. Occasionally, you