Toadflax, woundwort, goat’s-beard, viper’s bugloss: the names read like a 16th Century Herbal. But if you’re looking for our native wildflowers you might struggle to find them in the countryside, where intensive methods can leave little habitat. Instead, turn your attention to the verges alongside Britain’s road network. There you will find these plants from a lost bucolic era, now thriving undisturbed on roundabouts, slip roads and in litter-strewn lay-bys.