Facts and Figures About Wildflowers

  • Unlike a plant that has been cultivated for its blooms, a
    wildflower is a flower that has not been intentionally seeded or
    planted and grows in a natural, uncultivated state. 
  • The term 'wildflower' isn't listed in many modern dictionaries.
  • There are at least 1500 different species of wildflower in the UK
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) makes it illegal to uproot any wild plant without the permission of the land owner.
  • Britain's
    rarest wildflowers are protected by laws that make it an offence to
    remove or sell any part of these species, with a fine of up to £1,000
    per plant.