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Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Seeds

Grass-like perennial with spikes of blackish-brown flowers with yellow anthers. Common meadow component.

  • Flowers: April - September.
  • Requires: Prefers a sunny position.
  • Height: 60-90cm.
  • Approx. 400 seeds per gramme.
Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Seeds

Perennial. A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly, light green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens.

  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade.
  • Height: 30cm
  • Approx. 1600 seeds per gramme.
Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Seeds
  • Perennial. Has a finely-ribbed stem and mostly rounded leaf lobes.
  • Flowers: May - September.
  • Requires: Dry grassland, heaths and open woodland, not acid soils.
  • Height: 50 - 100cm.
  • Approx 750 seeds per gramme. 
Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Seeds

Perennial. Soft hairy stem, flowering heads about 2cms across, compact and violet-blue.

  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Poor grassland, fenland, meadows, damp, acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 50-80cm.
  • Approx 600 seeds per gramme. 
Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Seeds

Perennial. Blue-lilac 'pincushion' flowers in summer. Looks attractive with Ox-eye Daisies.

  • A nectar plant for butterflies and bees.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-90cm
  • Approx. 130 seeds per gramme.
Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Seeds

Perennial. A smaller version to Field Scabious, slightly hairy leaves.

  • Flowers: July - August.
  • Requires: Dry chalky grassland, banks.
  • Height: 60 - 70 cms
  • Approx 700 seeds per gramme. 
Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Seeds

A perennial with purple-violet flower, self-seeds readily.

  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade
  • Height: Up to 20cm.
  • Approx. 1350 seeds per gramme.
Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Seeds

Perennial. Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson.

  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.Found in many meadows.
  • Height: 15-60cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.
Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Seeds

Perennial. Flower spikes are reddish pink - smaller than Common Sorrel - with daintier leaves.

  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 7-25cm
  • Approx. 2500 seeds per gramme.
St John's-wort, Common (Hyp. perforatum) Seeds

Perennial. A shrub-like plant with clusters of golden yellow flowers.

  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soils.
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Approx. 9000 seeds per gramme.
Sweet Vernal-grass (Anthox. odoratum) Seeds

Perennial. Anthoxanthum odoratum. Gives the characteristic smell of freshly mown hay.

  • Flowers: April - July
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 - 60 cm.
  • Approx. 2500 seeds per gramme.