Plant Finder

European Silver-fir

An evergreen tree of estate woodlands and plantations, less commonly found in towns. It regenerates freely from self-sown seed in mixed woodland on fertile soils, and saplings develop even under a woodland canopy. Lowland.

Giant Fir

An evergreen tree of plantations and estate woodland, and an ornamental in parks, estates and large gardens. Though mainly grown in fertile soils in sheltered sites, it can thrive on poorer soils and survive in exposed situations. It occasionally regenerates from self-sown seed. Lowland.

Caucasian Fir

An evergreen tree used as an ornamental in parks, estates and large gardens. It is also grown in plantations. It occasionally regenerates by seed. Lowland.

Noble Fir

This evergreen tree is grown in parks and estate woodland, and occasionally reproduces from self-sown seed. Generally lowland, but reaching 420 m near Esgair Hir (Cards.).

Velvetleaf

An annual found as a casual in waste places, fields and on rubbish tips. Lowland.

Australian Blackwood

An evergreen tree or shrub grown in gardens and naturalised on cliffs in S. Devon and in woods on Tresco (Isles of Scilly). It reproduces by seed and vegetatively by suckers. Lowland.

Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur

A mat-forming perennial with a woody base and herbaceous stems, occurring as a naturalised garden escape on barish ground such as banks, roadside verges, pathsides and waste ground; also introduced with wool shoddy. Some populations are very persistent. Lowland.

A mat-forming perennial with a woody base and herbaceous stems, occurring as a naturalised garden escape on barish ground. Lowland.

Spineless Acaena

A mat-forming perennial with a woody base and herbaceous stems, occurring as a naturalised garden escape by streams and reservoirs and on banks, roadsides and waste ground. Some populations are very persistent. Generally lowland, but reaching 305 m at Heriot (Midlothian).

Pirri-pirri-bur

A prostrate dwarf perennial herb of freely-draining soil, naturalised in sparsely vegetated sites subject to moderate disturbance. Habitats include sand dunes, cliffs, heaths, conifer plantations on sandy soils, old gravel workings, roadsides and disused railways. Reproduction is from seed, and sometimes from pieces of rooted stolon. Lowland.