Growing at the side of roads…
Growing in woods…
Growing next to river banks..
Growing on ponds….
Growing ‘in the wild’ means flowers growing in places where humans have not planted them.
Sometimes flowering plants grow very fast and a stop a gardener’s flowers and vegetables growing properly.
Sometimes gardeners do not like the look of certain flowers. People call flowering plants they do not want or like ‘weeds’.
This flowering plant is a ‘common thistle’. People often call it a ‘weed’.
When you see a wild plant it is sometimes difficult to know what it is by looking at the leaves. It is much easier to know what it is by looking at its flowers. So we will identify plants by what their flowers look like.
Look at these ten different wild flowers.
1) Snowdrops- in bloom January to mid February
2) Daisies- in flower May to September
3) Daffodils- in bloom March to late April
4) Bluebells – in flower April and May
5) Stinging Nettles!!- in bloom May to September
6) Cow Parsley-in flower April to June
7) Poppies-in bloom from June to October
8) Buttercups-in flower May to August
9) Brambles (Blackberries ) in flower June to September. Produces berries in September and October
10) Bind weed -in bloom June to September