The towpath of the Regent’s Canal behind the station between York Way (Maiden Lane), Caledonian Road and the Islington tunnel is rich in naturally growing wildflowers. Here’s just a small selection of those seen this year. Many thanks to the Wildflowers of Britain and Ireland Facebook page for identifications, although any errors are purely my own!
I’ll update this page to include more details for each plant including their contribution to wildlife generally and their uses. Hover over or click on the images for text.
The verge where these grow was strimmed last week by the Canal and Rivers Trust for maintenance reasons. However, as more plants spring up keep your eyes peeled for wildflowers – there’s still a little time before winter kicks in!