Biodiversity

I counted over 90 different species currently flowering between Moorhaven and Green Lane, starting with the weeds in our garden (1-36), progressing to Moorhaven communal gardens where Perforate St John’s Wort (37) and Dark Mullein (38) were growing in a weedy border (they could have been planted there originally), and then via Wrangaton Road to the top of Green Lane (46 onwards, but including most of the previously mentioned species). New species flowering this month include knotgrass, hemp agrimony, slender St John’s wort, bittersweet, burdock, honeysuckle, meadow vetchling, greater bird’s foot trefoil, and common hempnettle.

  1. Short-fruited willowherb
  2. Broad-leaved willowherb
  3. Hoary willowherbhoary willowherb
  4. Square-stalked willowherb
  5. Groundsel
  6. Germander speedwell
  7. Thyme-leaved speedwell
  8. Wall speedwell
  9. Common field speedwellcommon field speedwell
  10. Smooth sowthistle
  11. Prickly sowthistle
  12. Dandelion
  13. Chickweed
  14. Yellow rattle (which we planted)
  15. Salad burnet (planted and gone wild)
  16. Cleavers/goose grass
  17. Ribwort plantain
  18. Greater plantain
  19. Pearlwort
  20. Pale persicaria
  21. Procumbent yellow sorrelprocumbent yellow oxalis
  22. White clover
  23. Wild strawberrywild strawberry
  24. Lesser trefoil
  25. Daisy
  26. Foxglove
  27. Herb robert
  28. Wood avens
  29. Hairy bittercress
  30. Petty spurge petty spurge
  31. Selfheal
  32. Hybrid cinquefoil
  33. Hawkweedhawkweed
  34. Creeping buttercup
  35. Red campion
  36. Hedge woundworthedge woundwort
  37. Perforate St John’s Wortperforate st john's wort
  38. Dark mulleindark mullein
  39. Clustered dock clustered dock
  40. Broad leaved dock
  41. Catsear
  42. Common deadnettle
  43. Smooth hawksbeard
  44. Nipplewort
  45. Bird’s foot trefoil
  46. Greater bird’s foot trefoilgreater bird's foot trefoil
  47. Zigzag cloverzigzag clover
  48. Yarrow
  49. Common mouse-ear
  50. Ox-eye daisy
  51. Rough chervil
  52. Common valerian
  53. Red valerian
  54. Himalayan balsamHimalayan balsam
  55. Common figwort
  56. Ground elder
  57. Hogweed
  58. Knotgrassknotgrass
  59. Black medick
  60. Large bindweed
  61. Hedge bindweed
  62. Ragwort
  63. Silverweed
  64. Cut-leaved cranesbillcut-leaved cranesbill
  65. Shiny cranesbill
  66. Common vetchcommon vetch
  67. Bush vetch
  68. Tufted vetch
  69. Alkanet
  70. Wood sagewood sage
  71. Navelwort
  72. Ivy-leaved toadflax
  73. Enchanter’s nightshadeenchanter's nightshade
  74. Pink purslane
  75. Jack by the hedge
  76. Hemp agrimonyhemp agrimony
  77. Bistort
  78. Ground elder
  79. Slender St John’s Wortslender St John's-wort
  80. Bittersweet/Woody nightshadewoody nightshade
  81. Three-nerved sandwort
  82. Greater burnet saxifrage
  83. Pineapple weedpineapple weed
  84. Marjorammarjoram
  85. Spear thistlethistle
  86. Tutsan
  87. Red valerian
  88. Forget-me-not
  89. Perennial sowthistle
  90. Meadowsweetmeadowsweet
  91. Lesser burdocklesser burdock
  92. Honeysucklehoneysuckle
  93. Common hempnettle
  94. Meadow vetchlingmeadow vetchling closeup

 

 

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