Wildflowers Found in Wollaton Park

Wollaton Park is home to a diverse range of wildflowers, including both native and non-native species. Here, Friends of Wollaton Park have collected over 85 examples of the types of wildflowers that can be found in the park.

Which wildflowers have we missed?  Can you supply photos?

Autumn Hawkbit

Carnations, Asters and Knotweeds

Autumn Hawkbit, Cat’s-ear, Common Mouse-ear, Common Ragwort, Common Sorrel, Creeping Thistle, Daisy, Dandelion, Dianthus, Greater Burdock, Groundsel, Hawkweed, Knotgrass, Lesser Hawkbit, Lesser Stitchwort, Nipplewort, Oxeye Daisy, Red Campion, Red Daisy, Redshank, Sheep’s Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Trifid Bur-marigold, Wall Lettuce, Water-pepper, White Campion, Yarrow.

Buttercups, Lilys, Poppies and More…

Bluebells, Celery-leaved Buttercup, Common Spotted-orchid, Common Water-crowfoot, Creeping Buttercup, Crocus, Fern, Galingale, Greater Celandine, Iceland Poppy, Lesser Celandine, Lords-and-ladies, Meadow Buttercup, Snowdrops, Spring Squill, Welsh Poppy, White Water-Lily, Willowherb, Winter Aconite, Yellow Corydalis.

Water Lily
Bird's-foot Trefoil

Roses, Legumes, Brassicas, and More…

Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Bramble, Common Mallow, Common Whitlowgrass, Creeping Cinquefoil, Cuckooflower, Enchanter’s-nightshade, Garlic Mustard, Gorse, Hairy Bitter-cress, Hedge Mustard, Herb Robert, Perforate St John’s-wort, Petty Spurge, Shepherd’s-purse, Silverweed, Tormentil, Trailing St John’s-wort, Treacle-mustard, Water-cress, White Clover, Wild Strawberry, Yellow Averns.

Carrots, Nettles, Figwort, Bedstraw and More…

Black Nightshade, Bittersweet (Woody Nightshade), Cleavers, Common Hogweed, Common Nettle, Cow Parsley, Foxglove, Germander Speedwell, Gipsywort, Green Alkanet, Harebell, Heath Bedstraw, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge Woundwort, Hemlock, Lady’s Bedstraw, Lemon Balm, Red Dead-nettle, Selfheal, Skullcap, Water Mint, White Dead-nettle.


Wildflower Facts

Wildflowers provide food and shelter for a variety of animals. Bees, butterflies, birds, and small mammals all rely on wildflowers for food and shelter. Wildflowers also provide a habitat for beneficial insects, such as ladybirds which help to control pests.

On these Wildflower pages, we use Common Names for flowers, as they are more familiar to many people. The Common Names and families are aligned with those in Collins Complete Guide to British Wildflowers. Scientific names are shown in Italics.