Meadow plant life is thriving

Visitors are always amazed at the variety of plant-life growing on the Meadow. However, we have never known the details of what we have growing here. Until today!

A friend of the Meadow has undertaken an examination of the plants inhabiting the land and provided us with a list of species below. More will be known once this examination is done in the summer months. But at last we have a better understanding of the amazing biodiversity on show at North Kelvin Meadow.

We will of course continue to maintain this list and add to it as we discover even more plant life.

If anyone finds something they think is missing please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

Remember that all this will be destroyed if the plans to build on the land get approved.

WILDFLOWERS
Odontites verna Red Bartisia
Fragarisa vesca Wild Strawberry
Euphrasia officinalis Eyebright
Origanum vulgare Wild Marjoram
Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp Agrimony
Trifolium campestre Hop-Trefoil
Trifolium pratense Red Clover
Trifolium repens White Clover
Leucantheum vulgare Ox-eye Daisy
Prunella vulgaris Self-heal
Senecio jacobaea Ragwort
Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot-Trefoil
Cerastium fontanum Common-Mouse-Ear
Geum urbanum Wood Avens
Potentilla anserine Sliverweed
Heracleum sphondylium Cow Parsnip
Daucus carota Wild Carrot
Lapsara communis Nipplewort
Lunaria annua Honesty
Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
Hedra helix Ivy
Hypericum tetrapterum Square-stemmed St John’s Wort
Tussilago farfara Colt’s Foot
Hieracium vulgatum Common Hawkweed
Geranium pratense Meadow Crane’s-bill
Geranium robertianum Herb Robert
Aegopodium podagraria Ground Elder
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort
Plantago major Great Plantain
Myosotis arvensis Common Forget-me-not
Rubus fruticosus Blackberry
Urtica dioica Common Nettle
Taraxarum officinale Dandelion
Epilobium angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
Epilobium montanum Broad Leaved Willowherb
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
ORCHIDS
Epipactis helleborine Broad-Leaved Helleborine
Dactylorhiza fuchsii Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza maculata Health Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza purpurella Northern Marsh Orchid
Dactylorhiza natural hybrid
FERNS / HORSETAILS
Polystichum aculeatum Hard Shield Fern
Dryopteris filix-mas Male Fern
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail
MOSSES
Hylocomium splendens Glittering Wood-moss
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus Springy Turf-moss
Eurynchium striatum Lesser Striated Feather Moss
FUNGI
Psathyrella hydrophila Crumble Tuft
Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle
Scleroderma verrucosum Earth Ball
Hygrophorus nigrescens
TREES / SHRUBS
Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
Betula pendula Silver Birch
Betula sp Birch
Quercus sp Oak
GRASSES
Yet to be identified  But very approx 15-20 different types so far.
NON-UK NATIVES
Pilosella aurantiaca Orange Hawkweed
Buddleia davidii Buddleia
Solidago canadensis Canadian Golden Rod
Aster novi-belgii Michaelmas Daisy
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Variegated Yellow Archangel
Alchemilla mollis Lady’s Mantle
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Montbretia
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2 Responses to Meadow plant life is thriving

  1. Rasheeqa says:

    Brilliant! And any Yarrow? (Achillea millefolium)

  2. Lisa Wesley says:

    One thing I didn’t see! I’m sure there will be lots more species to add by summer …

    Lisa

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