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A woody climber native to Europe, common ivy has long been collected for winter decorations and is an important food-source for wildlife.
A distinctive symbol of remembrance, the common poppy has seeds that can lie dormant for over 80 years.
The yellow rattle may look pretty and innocent – but it is a vampire at heart.
The nettle is one of the most useful plants in Britain and even its sting can be beneficial.
The elder, although a much-appreciated source of food and medicine, was once reviled as the tree from which Judas Iscariot supposedly hanged himself. However, since elder is not native to the Palestine region, this story is probably apocryphal.
The humble yet cheerfully attractive daisy is familiar to most people as a weed of lawns and as a feature of children's games.
The 'wonder-herb' rosemary has been used variously as a medicine, food preservative, stimulant, memory enhancer, and of course as a flavoursome cooking ingredient.
The white dead-nettle has nettle shaped leaves that do not sting, and grows in woodlands and grasslands.