27 Jul 2020

Guide to August’s Wildflowers

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

As the nights begin to draw in, the first yellow leaves of autumn begin to appear. However, the end of summer still provides some spectacular displays of colour.

Moorlands are transformed by deep purple of heather and the electric yellow gorse, making our uplands come alive with bees and butterflies.

Knapweed dominates meadows in late summer but in damp grass and marshes its overshadowed by the bobbing heads of Devils-bit Scabious.

Keep an eye out Harebells along road verges, it’s easily one of the prettiest native wildflowers.

Rowan berries and blackberries are the first fruits to be seen along hedgerows and start off the harvest season with aplomb.

We’ve put together this handy guide to some of the most common and beautiful wildflowers you can find in August, which you can download below. With an abundance of wildflowers around now, this is an excellent time to practise your identification skills.

We’ll be publishing more guides throughout the year and giving you more tips to help your identification skills.

You’re welcome to tag @BiophilicWales or @WatersElliot into photos of wildflowers on twitter that you’ve seen, or you need help with identifying!

Download: August Wildflower Guide