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Birth, Death, Marriage

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Almond

Latin Name:
Prunus dulcis, family Rosaceae
Season:
March to April

Apple

Latin Name:
Malus Domestica (James Grieve) and Malus Domestica (Worcester Pearmain), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Appleringie (Lad's Love, Maid's Love, Wormwood)

Latin Name:
Artemisia abrotanum, family Compositae
Season:
May to October
Associations:

Aster

Latin Name:
Aster amellus (King George), family Compositae
Season:
August to October
Associations:

Bear's Breeches

Latin Name:
Acanthus spinosus, family Acanthaceae
Season:
July to August

Bell Heather

Latin Name:
Erica cinerea (C.D. Eason) and Erica cinerea (Hookstone White), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Birch

Latin Name:
Betula pendula, family Betulaceae
Season:
all year

Black Snakeroot

Latin Name:
Cimicifuga racemosa, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
June to July
Associations:

Boxwood

Latin Name:
Buxus sempervirens, family Buxaceae
Season:
all year

Columbine (Grannie's Bonnets)

Latin Name:
Aquilegia vulgaris, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
May to June
Associations:

Common Myrtle

Latin Name:
Myrtus communis, family Myrtaceae
Season:
All Year
Associations:

Cowslip

Latin Name:
Primula veris, family Primulaceae
Season:
April to May

Crab Apple

Latin Name:
Malus x robusta (Red Sentinel), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Daffodil, Wild (Lent Lily)

Latin Name:
Narcissus pseudonarcissus, family Primulaceae
Season:
March to April

Grape Hyacinth

Latin Name:
Muscari azureum, family Liliaceae
Season:
May

Hairy Thyme

Latin Name:
Thymus polytrichus, family Labiatae/Laminaceae
Season:
April to August

Hard Fern

Latin Name:
Blechnum spicant, family Blechnaceae
Season:
all year

Hazel

Latin Name:
Corylus avellana (Contorta), family Betulaceae
Season:
April - October

Horned Pansy

Latin Name:
Viola cornuta, family Violaceae
Season:
April to July
Associations:

Ivy

Ivy
Latin Name:
Hedera helix (Atropurpurea), family Araliaceae
Season:
all year

Lesser Periwinkle

Latin Name:
Vinca minor, family Apocynaceae
Season:
all year

Lily (Madonna)

Latin Name:
Lilium candidum, family Liliaceae
Season:
June to July

Monkshood (Aconitum)

Latin Name:
Aconitum (Bressingham Spire) and Aconitum (Blue Sceptre), family Ranunculaceae
Season:
July to October
Associations:

Pear

Latin Name:
Pyrus communis. Pear (Conference), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Primrose

Latin Name:
Primula vulgaris, family Primulaceae
Season:
March to April

Quamash

Latin Name:
Camassia quamash, family Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae
Season:
May

Rose (Dog)

Latin Name:
Rosa canina, family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Rose (Guelder)

Latin Name:
Viburnum opulus (Compactum), family Adoxaceae
Season:
April to October

Rosemary

Latin Name:
Rosmarinus officinalis, family Labiatae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Rowan

Latin Name:
Sorbus aucuparia (Sheerwater Seedling), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Scotch Thistle

Latin Name:
Onopordon acanthium, family Asteraceae/Compositae
Season:
all year

Shuttlecock Fern (Ostrich Fern)

Latin Name:
Matteuccia struthiopteris, family Dryopteridaceae/Woodsiaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Sowbread

Latin Name:
Cyclamen coum and Cyclamen hederifolium, family Primulaceae
Season:
January to March and September to October
Associations:

St John's Wort

Latin Name:
Hypericum (Hidcote), family Guttiferae
Season:
May to September
Associations:

Vervain

Latin Name:
Verbena bonariensis, family Verbenaceae
Season:
June to September
Associations:

Violet (Common Dog)

Latin Name:
Viola riviniana, family Violaceae
Season:
April to October

Violet (Sweet)

Latin Name:
Viola odorata, family Violaceae
Season:
March to May

White Rose of Scotland (Scots Rose, Burnet Rose)

Latin Name:
Rosa spinosissima (Syn. Rosa pimpinellifolia), family Rosaceae
Season:
May to October

Wild Flag Iris

Latin Name:
Iris pseudacorus, family Iridaceae
Season:
April-October (Form), April-May (Flowers)

Wood Anemone

Latin Name:
Anemone nemorosa, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
March to May
Associations:

Yew

Yew
Latin Name:
Taxus baccata, family Taxaceae
Season:
all year