'wild flower' - an uncultivated variety of flower that grows freely without human intervention.
There are many thousands of different wild flowers across the world and field trips give us the opportunity to discover them in their natural habitat.
Follow the green links below to read about recent botanising field trips.
Field trips to Crete 2014 and 2016
John Fielding, co-author of Flowers of Crete gives a fascinating account of the plants seen in 2014 here, while John Fanagan’s personal and amusing article is here. There is also a gallery of photos from southern Crete from Roger Foden here.
MPG members took another trip with John Fielding in 2016 here
Click on the Paeonia image (right) to view another beautiful image gallery from Roger Foden's 2015 trip.