This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol5-6", by A. R. Horwood. Also available from Amazon: A British Wild Flowers In Their Natural Haunts.
(N.B.- The woodland plants preceded the vegetation of the open country, e.g. meadows and cornfields, but they may be found lingering where woods have been cut down, in shaded places, or in the open. Scrub, also, is an intermediate stage, and therefore the plants enumerated here may be found in some cases not in actual woodlands to-day, in meadows, or in hedges, &c)