Plants and fungi species browser
Search through our bank of illustrated plant and fungi profiles. Try our quick search using the common or scientific name. Or for something more specific use the filters to locate species by country, habitat or plant family.
Bird's-eye primrose smut, regarded as an extinct British fungus until its rediscovery in 2010, lives concealed inside its pink-flowered host, only attracting attention when it replaces the plant's seeds with masses...
The Cape daisy is native to southern Africa and is cultivated for its bright orange to yellow flowerheads.
The nettle is one of the most useful plants in Britain and even its sting can be beneficial.
Maize smut is an economically important fungus which infects the stems, leaves and flowers of sweetcorn and may cause severe crop losses.
Blueberry is cultivated in North America and Europe for its edible fruits, which have been promoted as an antioxidant-containing 'superfood'.
Vallea stipularis is a beautiful, evergreen, South American shrub with masses of pinkish-red or crimson, bell-shaped flowers.
The stunning blue vanda is responsible for the dramatic blues and purples seen in many cultivated vanda orchids.
Vanilla planifolia is the source of vanilla, one of the most popular flavours in the world, and weight for weight, one of the most valuable spice crops.
Shrubby mullein is found only among the ruins of the ancient city of Termessus in Antalya, southern Turkey.
Linden viburnum is a large shrub with neat, round leaves and flat heads of small white flowers followed by red, or sometimes yellow, fleshy berries.