Welcome to europe.ukwildflowers.com

In early Spring continental Eurasia bursts into flower. For the British botanist brought up on an early Spring diet of tiny white Cerastium or Erophila species, such natural history excursions are a joy. Early Spring (March, April even February if the weather holds) is best for places like Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Crete and Malta and later around May, June or July for the more northern countries of mainland Europe or mountain flowers. The flora of Europe and the near East is much richer than that of the British Isles having survived the last ice-age. Europe has a very loose definition here and includes the Canaries, all the countries around the Mediterranean basin including northern Asia.

Euphorbia flavicoma

Euphorbia flavicoma

Hills above Espina, Picos de Europa, 17th June 2015

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Euphorbia flavicoma  Hills above Espina, Picos de Europa

17th June 2015

The extensive indexing of the site is still available via the Sub Index page as in the main site but the European A to Z may be the most useful.

Currently 821 photos of plants found in Europe have been published some of which also grow in the British Isles and there are another 561 waiting to be added.

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Androsace villosa

Androsace villosa and Helianthemum oelandicum Rock Jasmine and Hoary Rockrose

Hills above Espina, Picos de Europa, 17th June 2015

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Rock Jasmine and Hoary RockroseAndrosace villosa and Helianthemum oelandicumHills above Espina, Picos de Europa

17th June 2015

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