Coltfoot - an iconic February flower
February is a quietish month for wild flowers in England.
Those regularly first appearing in February include:
Alder, Cherry Plum, Coltsfoot, Danish Scurvygrass, Dog's Mercury, Goat Willow,
Golden Saxifrage, Lungwort, Primrose, Spring Crocus, Sweet Violet and Three-
Although the numbers of new wild flowers are low in February, it is fun looking for them.
It is also a month in which there is considerable year on year variation.
Flowers that first appear in January, such as Snowdrops, become much more
common and dominate their habitats in February.
Flowers hanging on from the previous year, progressively disappear, especially
in cold winters.
- Barren Strawberry
- Cherry Plum
- Danish Scurvygrass
- Dog's Mercury
- Double-flowered Snowdrop
- Early Crocus
- Glory of the Snow
- Goat Willow
- Green Snowdrop
- Musk Stork's-bill
- Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage
- Spring Crocus
- Spring Snowflake
- Sweet Violet
- Three-cornered Garlic