01.06.2011 Park Wildlife Meadow.
Just received the report for the types of wild flower plants recorded in the new wildflower meadow before planting last month.
Black Medick, Broad-leaved Dock, Broad-leaved Plantain ,Bulbous Buttercup, Charlock,Cleavers
Common Chickweed ,Common Knotgrass, Common Mouse-ear, Common Nettle, Common Ragwort
Common Sorrel, Common Toadflax , Cow Parsley, Creeping Buttercup, Creeping Thistle, Cuckooflower
Curled Dock, Daffodil, Daisy, Dandelion, Fat-hen, Feverfew, Forget-me-not, Germander Speedwell
Hybrid Bluebell, Ivy-leaved Speedwell,, Lesser Celandine, Meadow Buttercup, Mugwort,Pignut
Ribwort Plantain, Selfheal, Slender Speedwell, Spear Thistle, Thyme-leaved Speedwell, White Clover
Wood Avens, Yarrow
Of these the plants normally found in meadows are Bulbous Buttercup, Common Mouse-ear, Common Sorrel, Creeping Buttercup, Creeping thistle, Cuckooflower, Daisy, Dandelion, Germander Speedwell, Lesser Celandine, Meadow Buttercup, Pignut, Ribwort Plantain, Selfheal, Thyme-leaved Speedwell, White Clover, and Yarrow.
Slender Speedwell is an alien plant and some of the others are more common on disturbed ground than in grassland reflecting the recent history of the area.
Of the grasses that were flowering there were the following
Annual Meadow-grass,Cock's-foot,Meadow Foxtail
There are other grasses present but not flowering and so hard to identify.
We planted the following meadow wildflowers during our planting session.
Betony ,Common Bird's-foot-trefoil, Common Knapweed, Common Restharrow, Cowslip
Greater Stitchwort, Lady's Bedstraw, Meadow Buttercup, Meadow Crane's-bill, Oxeye Daisy
Pignut, Primrose, Red Clover, Selfheal, Yarrow, Zigzag Clover