Which wildflowers can I pick?
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 it is illegal to uproot wild plants without the permission of the landowner or occupier. There are 62 rare plants protected under European Community Law for which it is an offence to deliberately pick, collect, cut, uproot, destroy and sell. See the Botanical Society of the British Isles website for a full list.
If you wish to pick some of the more common varieties of British plants then firstly make sure you are not trespassing and do not pick plants from Nature Reserves. Only pick flowers and foliage where there are large amounts of the plants present and remember to pick in moderation. Also be careful not to damage the surrounding vegetation.