Fritillaria meleagris Alba

Fritillaria meleagris Alba
Batemans, Sussex

Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba is a bulbous perennial to 30cm, with linear-lanceolate, grey-green leaves. Solitary or paired, nodding, bell-shaped flowers 3-4cm in length are white and open in spring.

Flowering Chive

Flowering Chive
Nymans, National Trust

Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, are an edible species of the genus Allium. Their close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion. A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia, and North America.

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex

A genus of perennial and biennial flowering plants in the Asteraceae, one of several genera known commonly as thistles. They are more precisely known as plume thistles. These differ from other thistle genera (Carduus, Silybum and Onopordum) in having feathered hairs to their achenes. The other genera have a pappus of simple unbranched hairs.

Lavender

Lavender
Standen House, National Trust

Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

Magnolia

Magnolia
Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex

Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.

Young Fern

Young Fern
Borde Hill Gardens, Sussex

A fern is a member of a group of vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem) that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.