Posted: 30/03/2013 at 16:14
With respect, it is not illegal for a private individual to pick many types of wild flowers for their own enjoyment - it is illegal to uproot them and it is illegal to pick them for sale. Children can still pick a bunch of primroses for Mothering Sunday.
Some endangered species are specifically protected by law and may not be picked or uprooted.
It is illegal to pick flowers on Natiional Trust property, Nature reserves, SSSI and some other land - details here http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/wfs_new_pages/1f_code_of_conduct.htm