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Local Species

Conducted by Mrs J Tuchener May & July 1993
F = Frequent O = Occasional R = Rare

  Proper name Common name
F Anthriscus sylv. Cow Parsley
F Cerastium arven Field Mouse-ear
F Convolvulus arv. Field Bindweed
F Galium aparine Cleavers
F Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
F Geranium pusillium Small-flowered Crane's-bill
F Glechome heder Ground-ivy
F Lamium album White Dead-nettle
F Lotus corniculat Common Bird's-foot Trefoil
F Myosotis ramosis Early Forget-me-not
F Pimpinella saxifr. Burnet-saxifrage
F Plantago lanceol Ribwort Plantain
F Plantago media Hoary Plantain
F Ranunculus bulb Bulbous Buttercup
F Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
F Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
F Rumex acetosella Sheep's Sorrel
F Sanguisorba min. Great Burnet (Salad)
F Saxifraga granul Meadow Saxifrage
F Senecio jacobea Common Ragwort
F Silene latifolia  
F Stellaria media Common Chickweed
F Taraxacum sp. Dandelion
F Trifolium camp. Hop Trefoil
F Urtica dioica Common Nettle
O Achillea mill Yarrow
O Arenaria serpyll Thyme-lvd. Sandwort
O Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
O Geranium molle Dove's-foot, Crane's-bill
O Linaria vulgaris Common Toadflax
O Paparer dubium  
O Salvia verbanaca Common Clary
O Saxifraga tridact Rue leaved Saxifrage
O Silene vulgaris Bladder Campion
O Sonchus asper Smooth Sow-thistle
O Trifilium repens White Clover
O Veronica arvensis Wall Speedwell
O Veronica cham. Germander Speedwell
O Veronica hederifolia Ivy-leaved speedwell
O Veronica serpyll Thyme-leaved Speedwell
O Vivia sativa Common Vetch
R Bellis perennis Daisy
R Cirsium vulgare Spear thistle
R Digitalis purp. Foxglove
R Euphorbia sp.  
R Galium mollugo Hedge-bedstraw
R Geranium dissec. Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
R Lamium purpureum  
R Ornithogalum umbellatum  
R Rumex obtusifol Broard leaved Dock
R Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle

The above species have been found in our churchyard and because of the nature of management, i.e. no herbicides or pesticides applied, probably still exist today. The best time to view the flora is in May /June when the area is a mass of yellow and white flowers with occasional splashes of blue and pink. In recent years the grass has been left uncut during this time to allow and encourage the plants to flourish and seed. 

special thanks to the excellent Henriette's Herbal Database for links to its pictures
see also Natural History and Nature Reserve

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