There are millions of wild flowers that carpet the woods of England. Some people consider many of them to be weeds, but they are actually not. Some common wild flowers that grow in England include Lesser Spearwort, Lesser Celandine, Gorse, Fennel, Dandelion, Cowslip, Common Toadflax, Common Ragwort, Comfrey, Burnet Rose, and the Autumn Hawkbit. Bees, wasps and butterflies are attracted to these beautiful wild flowers and many of them depend on them for food. These flowers not only grow in the woods of England, but in the rough grasslands, road verges and hedgebanks. The Common Toadflax is very useful in bordering gardens. It is a spreading plant and it is bright yellow.
Dandelions bloom from April to December and they love to grow in meadows, parks and gardens. The stems of this wild flower contain a substance that is used for making latex. Many wild flowers are useful in herbal medicine and have been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses and ailments. The Lesser Celandine has heart-shaped leaves and these flowers bloom from March to May. They like to grow in damp meadows and scrubland. Their stalks are long and they are quite common throughout the UK.
Lesser Spearwort is one of the wild flowers that has traditional herbal medicine uses. This wild flower likes to grow in wet places like along streams, marshes and ditches. Sometimes this flower is confused with the buttercup. Buttercups thrive on drier ground. The Lesser Spearwort blooms from May to September. In herbal medicine, it is useful in treating toothaches. Common Gorse has spines and it is a bushy plant. They bloom throughout the year, but are abundant in the spring. Common Gorse is bright yellow and they are very similar to pea flowers. This wild flower has a sweet smell of coconut. When this wild flower blooms, it will burst open making a popping noise. They thrive in acid soils and grasslands. The seeds of this flower are used as a natural flea repellent.
Wild flowers play a very important role in the environment and the ecosystems. Even though many of them are considered as weeds, they can be really beautiful in home gardens. They provide food for birds as well. They can also be used for decorative purposes. Gorse flowers have been very useful in treating scarlet fever, jaundice, kidney stones and spleen problems. The bark and flowers of the Gorse plant contain a yellow substance that is useful as a dye. The flowers of this wild flower are used to make wine in Britain.