Common name: Oyster mushroom, grey oyster, straw mushroom, hiratake, tamogitake Botanical name: Pleurotus ostreatus Family: Pleurotaceae (Oyster mushroom) Worldwide distribution: Widespread and common throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Northern Africa and Australia. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and
Common name: Forsythia Botanical name: Forsythia sp. Family: Oleaceae (Olive) Worldwide distribution: Mostly native to eastern Asia, except Forsythia europaea, native to the Balkans in southeastern Europe. Local distribution: Commonly planted in British and Irish gardens. Habitat: Parks and gardens.
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