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Maiden Erlegh Reserve Wildflower Survey

Renee Grayer, a local expert on identification of flowers, has done a survey of the wildflower areas in the Maiden Erlegh Reserve. Two areas were surveyed - the "new" wildflower area bordering the lake path between the Green Fair field and Oakwood Meadow, and the scallops along Instow Road. The survey was conducted in late July. The results are shown in the tables below. Entries marked with * result from sowings of seed by the park rangers. Other flowers are naturally-occurring. See how many you can find when you next walk by.

Click on the English name of a flower to see a picture of it. Pictures are by permission of ukwildflowers.com.
Click on a picture of the flower beds to see a larger version.

Lake Path Border
English nameScientific name
Black HorehoundBallota nigra
Black MedickMedicago lupulina
Broad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius
Common KnapweedCentaurea nigra
Common Bird's-foot-trefoil * Lotus corniculatus
Common NettleUrtica dioica
Field Scabious * Knautia arvensis
Foxglove * Digitalis purpurea
Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum
Greater PlantainPlantago major
Hoary Plantain * Pantago media
Kidney Vetch * Anthyllis vulneraria
Lesser BurdockArctium minus
Lesser StitchwortStellaria graminea
Meadow Crane's-bill * Geranium pratense
Musk Mallow * Malva moschata
Nettle-leaved Bellflower * Campanula trachelium
Oxeye Daisy * Leucanthemum vulgare
Perforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum
Prickly Oxtongue * Picris echioides
Purple Toadflax * Linaria purpurea
Red Campion * Silene dioica
SelfhealPrunella vulgaris
White CloverTrifolium repens
Wild CarrotDaucus carota
  
 
 
 
lakeside border
lakeside border
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lakeside border
Instow Rd Scallops
English nameScientific name
Agrimony * Agrimonia eupatoria
Black HorehoundBallota nigra
BlackthornPrunus spinosa
BrambleRubus fruticosus
Broad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius
Butterfly-bushBuddleja davidii
Cock's-footDactylus glomerata
Common VetchVicia sativa
Common Bird's-foot-trefoil * Lotus corniculatus
Common MallowMalva sylvestris
Common NettleUrtica dioica
Common Restharrow * Ononis repens
Creeping ThistleCirsium arvense
Dark Mullein * Verbascum nigrum
Field Scabious * Knautia arvensis
Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum
Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil * Lotus pedunculatus
Greater Knapweed * Centaurea scabiosa
Hedge BindweedCalystegia sepium
Hedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica
Hemp-agrimonyEupatorium cannabinum
Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum
Hoary Plantain * Pantago media
HogweedHeracleum sphondylium
Hollyhock * Alcea rosea
Lady's Bedstraw * Galium verum
Lesser BurdockArctium minus
Marjoram * Origanum vulgare
Meadow Crane's-bill * Geranium pratense
MugwortArtemisia vulgaris
Musk Mallow * Malva moschata
NipplewortLapsana communis
Oxeye Daisy * Leucanthemum vulgare
Perforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum
Prickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper
RagwortSenecio jacobaea
Red Campion * Silene dioica
Red CloverTrifolium pratense
Ribwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata
Sainfoin * Onobrychis viciifolia
SelfhealPrunella vulgaris
Smooth Hawk's-beardCrepis capillaris
Spear ThistleCirsium vulgare
TeaselDipsacus fullonum
Tufted Vetch * Vicia cracca
White CloverTrifolium repens
White Dead-nettleLamium album
Wild Basil * Clinopodium vulgare
Wild CarrotDaucus carota
Wood DockRumex sanguineus
YarrowAchillea millefolium
 
 
 
Instow Rd scallop
Instow Rd scallop
Instow Rd scallop
Instow Rd scallop
Instow Rd scallop

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