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Prenanthes autumnalis commonly called Pine Barren Rattlesnake Root.

Searching For Rare Plants In The Great Swamp

The snakeshead fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is one of the loveliest and most distinctive British wildflowers.

An absolute winter favourite. Seasonal and beautiful for a winter/january wedding. Detailed purple, white and pink patterned petals.

Banksia ericifolia - Heath Banksia

Banksia ericifolia - Heath Banksia, one of the most beautiful banksias in Australia.

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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE: Banksia - These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

Ghost Pipes: Monotropa uniflora, known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant is a herbaceous perennial plant, It is native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America,.It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence.it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees.

White Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, or Corpse Plant (Monotropa uniflora) This plant produces no chlorophyll but is parasitic on mycorrhizal fungi.

UK wild flowers: Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris ) This is maybe the most exotic flower, its chequered bells look like stained glass when the light shines through them, each pale cell outlined by a darker frame. The reason fritillaries are now so rare is that, as bulbs, they can be destroyed by just one ploughing of a site where they may have been for centuries. Photograph: Jonathan Buckley

Ten of Britain's rarest wild flowers – in pictures

UK wild flowers: Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris ) This is our most exotic flower. The reason fritillaries are now so rare is that, as bulbs, they can be destroyed by just one ploughing of a site where they may have been for centuries.

The flowers of Farges's cobra lily (Asian jack-in-the-pulpit)

The flowers of Farges’s cobra lily (Asian jack-in-the-pulpit), Arisaema fargesii, are spectacular. Our recent trip to North Carolina for my son’s college graduation (see North Carolina …

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