Plants are essential to everyone's lives. Welcome to Plantlife.
More than any other habitat, grasslands define the British countryside. However, much of our natural grassland has been lost. Did you know, for example, that 97% of our meadows have been lost since the 1930s? Find out what has gone wrong and what can be done.
Grasslands are home to some of our most cherished and charismatic wild flowers, from flamboyant orchids and striking gentians to gem-like waxcap fungi and the honey-scent of lady's bedstraw. Click below to browse some common - and not-so common - plants to look out for.
Great Britain is home to a wide range of grasslands from the machair and coastal pastures of Scotland’s islands and highlands to the chalk grasslands of England’s downlands. Here's where you can find them: browse our list of Coronation Meadows and Important Plant Areas.
From identification guides for the amateur botanist to practical advice for land owners and managers, Plantlife has produced a range of publications to help both celebrate and conserve our native woodland flora and habitat.