Many fine wild flowers are considered to be ‘weeds’. Some of the most hated weeds are inherently beautiful.
This unusual fungus was spotted at Vogrie Country Park. It’s a rotter.
A pretty rose from Asia that can be invasive.
Maria Chamberlain goes looking for the thistle that’s properly Scottish.
It might be the most widely distributed flowering plant in the entire world.
Brian Ballinger, BSBI County Recorder for Easter Ross, introduces us to the very rare Oxytropis halleri (Purple Oxytropis) which occurs in his patch
A new look at an iconic species. To burn, or not to burn?
The Prickly Lettuce is a southern species, quite scarce in Scotland, but it may be on the increase.
Sea Beet is the wild ancestor of beetroot, chard and mangelwurzel. It contains an unusual pigment, betaine, which helps osmoregulation in the saline environment.
Wall Lettuce is native in England but probably not in Ireland and Scotland. However, it is spreading in the urban environment, although absent in some parts of the country for no apparent reason.