Annual Flower Information

This entry is an indicative, but by no means comprehensive list of wild flowers that appear during each month throughout the year. There are hundreds of such wild flowers, and each will depend on the topography and other local variations; however the indicative list here is collected from a radius of 2 miles from Edenbridge here in the SE of England. Each plant is found growing in the wild and can be readily seen by anyone who looks and sees. This may sound a contrary comment, however, many look, but hardly anyone sees; a fact of life. I hope to enlighten your interest and actually make you look and see and when you see then the interest is sparked and knowledge gained.

I suggest two vital books to enhance this experience, both have full colour pictures and good explanatory notes.

Collins Complete Guide to British Wild Flowers by Paul Sherry
ISBN: 978-0-00-723684-8.
Wild Flowers of Britain by Roger Phillips. ISBN: 0 70635580.

Historically over time, certain flowers can be accurately dated by day as blooming on that day. The actual flowering determines how advanced or retarded the season is, but, for the greater part, these plants do appear as indicated year in year out. As such these plants will be the first separate entry for each month.

It is significant that each historical flower is associated with a Christian Saint’s day or other such religious event; this stems from the origins in the mediaeval times that all my foundation methodology is based, and as such has proved to be both accurate and reliable.

JUNE

Historical Flower of the month is, on 11th (St Barnabas), Ragged robin and on 24th (St John) the Scarlet lynchis.

This is the first month of summer (June, July August), the month of heat extended daylight hours and better warmer weather.

First Flowerings:

Chives

Deptford Pink

Honesty

Scarlet Pimpernel

Pepperwort

Dropwort

Teasel

Woundwort

Mignonette

Common Sorrel

Lavender

Loosestrife

Harebell

Monbretia

Sage

Smooth Tare

Burdock

Cinquefoil

Black Horehound

Numerous Grasses

Colombine

Saxifrage

Jake-go-to-bed

Mallow

Toadflax

Fumitory

Woody Nightshade

Hydrangea

Vipers Bugle

Clary

Cow Wheat

Hypericum

Meadowsweet

Hawkbit

Rowan

Cordyalis

Selfheal

Willowherb

Mallow