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The Butterbur puts out its flowers before the leaves appear. The flower-heads are crowned clusters in a dense spike, with many bracts (leaf like structures) interspersed, at the summit of a round, thick flower-stalk, which can differ in size.
Lady’s Smock flowers in late spring, early summer, and grows in wet places and at the sides of brooks. Although the plant prefers damp, shady locations it can also be found on roadside verges, meadows and in hedgerows.
Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) likes to live in damp places, like the woodland at Healey Dell. It is a biennial which means in the first year it puts on growth but does not flower until the second year.