Wild Flower Web
Find a Flower
Click here to search for a different flower
-- All habitats --
Dark pink flowers but some specimens have pure white flowers. 5 petals, spurred and in loose clusters.
A nut-like fruit with a feathery plume on top.
Dull or pale blue-green glossy leaves. The lower leaves are stalked, and the upper leaves are stalkless. Egg-shaped, up to 12cm long, and can be either toothed or toothless.
The young leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked, in a similar way as you would eat vegetables. They are good in salads. The root can be cooked and eaten.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Bouncing Bess, Bovis and Soldier, Delicate Bess, Devil's Beard, Drunkards, Drunken Sailor, Fox's Brush, German Lilac, Jupiter's Beard, Keys of Heaven, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Valerina, Pretty Betsy, Red-spur Valerian, Scarlet Lightning, Spanish Valerian, Spur Valerian, Sweet Betsy.
Gardens, grassland, roadsides, rocks, sand dunes, seaside, towns, walls, wasteland.