Tag: tree

Spruce / All year round / Edible Spruce is a naturalised, fast-growing, evergreen tree. Common Names       UK spruce, Norway spruce Botanical Name Picea abies Scientific Classification Kingdom – Plantae Order – Pinales Family – Pinaceae Physical Characteristics for Spruce Leaves The needles are stiff and sharp and grow individually, around…

Lilac / Spring / Summer / Edible Other Common Names:  Lilac flower, sweet lilac Latin Name: Syringa vulgaris and other species Physical Characteristics:  This is a deciduous shrub that blooms in spring with cones of wonderfully fragrant flowers. It can grow up to 7m tall and can form suckers with…

Common Names Ash, Common Ash, European Ash. Botanical Name Fraxinus excelsior Scientific Classification Kingdom – Plantae Order – Lamiales Family – OleaceaeGenus – Fraxinus Known Hazards None known.  Could be Confused with… Rowan or elder but elder has fewer leaflets and rowan’s leaves are serrated. Habitat One of the most…

COMMON LIME / SPRING / SUMMER / AUTUMN / EDIBLE COMMON NAMES Common lime, European Lime, Linden. BOTANICAL NAME Tilia x Europaea SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION Kingdom – Plantae Order – Malvales Family – Malvaceae Genus – Tilia PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS For Lime Trees Stems/Bark Young trees have grey/brown smooth bark which becomes…

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