Herbs 2020


List of herbs recorded on Brook Meadow in 2020. 

Amphibious Bistort Persicaria amphibia general – leaves only
Beaked Hawk’s-beard Crepis vesicaria Seagull Lane gate
Bee Orchid Ophrysa Aapifera Lumley area + orchid area
Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara General
Black Horehound Ballota nigra Seagull Lane patch
Blue Water-speedwell Veronica x lackschewitzii Lumley Stream
Blunt-fruited Water-starwort Callitriche obtusangula River Ems south
Branched Bur-reed Sparganuim erectum Abundant in river
Bristly Ox-tongue Picris echioides Frequent
Broad-leaved Dock Rumex obtusifolius north meadow
Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius Seagull Lane patch
Broad-leaved Willowherb Epilobium montanum north meadow + Bramble path
Brooklime Veronica beccabunga south east corner 12-Dec-2020
Bullrush Typha latifolia Localised in river
Butterbur Petasites hybridus Abundant in localised areas
Catsear Hypochaeris radicata Seagull Lane + N and S exp areas
Celery-leaved Buttercup Ranunculus scelerartus “Lumley puddle”
Cleavers Galium aparine Frequent
Clustered Dock Rumex conglomeratus north meadow
Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus Lumley area
Common Comfrey Symphytum officinale purple
Common Field Speedwell Veronica persica Palmer’s Road Copse
Common Fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica general
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra Lumley area
Common Mallow Malva sylvestris Seagull Lane path
Common Mouse-ear Cerastium fontanum orchid area
Common Nettle Urtica dioica Abundant and widespread
Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa Locally frequent
Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii orchid area
Common Vetch Vicia cracca centre meadow
Corky-fruited Water-dropwort Oenanthe pimpinelloides north meadow west + north exp
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris Widespread and abundant
Creeping Buttercup Ranuculus repens Widespread and abundant
Creeping Cinquefoil Potentilla reptans river path + north path
Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense Widespread and abundant
Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis Infrequent – about 20 plants
Curled Dock Rumex crispus Localised – south east corner
Cut-leaved Crane’s-bill Geranium dissectum Localised – orchid area
Cyclamen   (Sowbread) Cyclamen hederifolium Localised – east path by Aspen
Daffodil Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’ On river bank – planted years ago
Daisy Bellis perennis Infrequent
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale agg infrequent + Widespread
Enchanter’s-nightshade Circaea lutetiana Palmer’s Road Car Park
Feverfew Chrysanthemum parthenium Lumley Road
Fool’s Water-cress Apium nodiflorum south bridge
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata Lumley Road
Gipsywort Lycopus europaeus Locally frequent – Palmer’s RC
Great Burnet Sanguisorba officinalis orchid area
Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum Widespread and abundant
Greater Periwinkle Vinca major south bridge
Greater Plantain Plantago major Widespread and localised
Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea Localised – Seagull Lane patch only
Ground-elder Aegopodium podagraria Localised – north-east corner
Groundsel Senecio vulgaris behind Rowans
Guernsey Fleabane Conyza sumatrensis Very localised
Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium Lumley area
Hedge Mustard Sisymbrium officinale Seagull Lane gate
Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica Seagull Lane patch
Hemlock Water Dropwort Oenanthe crocata Widespread and abundant
Hemp-agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum orchid area + south meadow
Herb-Robert Geranium robertianum north bridge
Hoary Cress Lepidium draba Seagull Lane patch
Hoary Ragwort** Senecio erucifolius north meadow
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium Widespread and abundant
Knotgrass Polygonum aviculare Palmer’s Road Car Park
Large Bindweed Calystegia silvatica Seagull Lane patch
Lesser Burdock Arctium minus Seagull Lane patch
Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria Widespread and localised
Lesser Stitchwort Stellaria graminea centre meadow
Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum Palmer’s Road Copse
Lungwort Pulmonaria officinalis causeway
Marsh Woundwort Stachys palustris south meadow
Meadow Buttercup Ranuculus acris orchid area
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Widespread and localised
Michaelmas Daisy (Aster spp) Abundant Lumley area
Mind your own business Soleirolia soleirolii north-east corner wall
Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris localised – Seagull Lane patch
Nipplewort Lapsana communis Seagull Lane path
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lumley area
Pepper-saxifrage** Silaum silaus Lumley area
Perennial Sow-thistle Sonchus arvensis Lumley area
Perforate St John’s-wort Hypericum perforatum Lumley area
Pineappleweed Matricaria discoidea south gate
Prickly Sow-Thistle Sonchus asper north meadow
Primrose (planted) Primula vulgaris north path
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria River. South of north bridge
Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis orchid area + Lumley
Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi Lumley area
Ramsons Allium ursinum Dan’s new plants
Red Bartsia Odontites vema Lumley area
Red Campion Silene dioca Palmer’s Road Copse
Red Clover Trifolium pratense centre meadow
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata orchid area
Rough Chervil Chaerophyllum temulum Lumley Road
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris Lumley area + exp area
Shepherd’s-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris Seagull Lane patch
Silverweed Potentilla anserina Lumley area
Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus Seagull Lane gate
Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis Lumley Stream
Southern Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza maculata orchid area
Spanish Bluebell (escape) Hyacinthoides x massartiana Palmer’s Road Copse
Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare Seagull Lane path north meadow
Spear-leaved Orache Atriplex prostrata south east corner
Square-stalked St John’s-wort Hypericum tetrapterum Lumley area + orchid area
Stinking Iris Iris foetidissima Lumley Path
Stone Parsley** Sison amomum Seagull Lane patch
Strawberry Clover** Trifolium fragiferum Lumley area
Stream Water Crowfoot Ranunculus penicillatus River Ems
Summer Snowflake Leucojum aestivum Seagull Lane patch
Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Seagull Lane patch
Three-cornered Leek Allium triquetrum Seagull Lane patch
Water Dock Rumex hydrolapathum Lumley Stream + PRC
Water Figwort Scrophularia auriculata Palmer’s Road Copse
Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides Palmer’s Road Copse
Water Mint Mentha aquatica Lumley area + PRCx
Water-cress Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum River Ems
Wavy Bitter-cress Cardamine flexuosa river bank
White Clover Trifolium repens Widespread
White Dead-nettle Lamium album Seagull Lane patch
Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris south meadow
Wild Carrot Daucus carota Lumley area
Wintercress Barbarea vulgaris Butterbur area
Winter Heliotrope Petastites fragrans river bank
Wood Avens Geum urbanum Palmer’s Road Copse
Wood Dock Rumex sanguineus Palmer’s Road Copse
Wood Forget-me-not (garden) Myosotis sylvatica Localised – Lumley Road
Yarrow Achillea millefolium Localised – Seagull Lane patch
Yellow Iris Iris pseudacorus south east corner
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor Abundant in flower areas


PLANTED – 2020                                                                                                                
Greater Burdock Arctium lappa Seedheads scattered – 17-Sep-2020                                                                                                            
Snake’s head Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris 45 bulbs planted 17-Sep-2020                                                                                                            


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