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African Blue Lily

Latin Name:
Agapanthus africanus, family Alliaceae
Season:
August to September
Associations:

Almond

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

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

Birch (ornamental)

Latin Name:
Betula albosinensis, family Betulaceae
Season:
all year
Associations:

Bluebell

Latin Name:
Scilla non-scripta, family Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae
Season:
April to May
Associations:

Cowslip

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

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

Hazel

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

Lesser Periwinkle

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

Lily (Leopard)

Latin Name:
Lilium pardalinum
Season:
July to August
Associations:

Ling (White Heather)

Latin Name:
Calluna vulgaris (Kinlochruel), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Male Fern

Latin Name:
Dryopteris filix-mas, family Dryopteridaceae
Season:
March 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 (Glenfiddich)

Latin Name:
Rose (Glenfiddich), family Rosaceae
Season:
June to August
Associations:

Rose (Guelder)

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

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

Snake's Head Fritillary

Latin Name:
Fritillaria meleagris, family Liliaceae
Season:
April to May
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

Wild Flag Iris

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