Plantlife survey 2013

Did my Plantlife survey on 3rd June and it was a very hot day as you all no doubt remember! Out of a possible 100 on the list, I found 19! I could also name another 13 (with clicker help) not on the list, leaving just one unknown.

I decided to do what I thought was the ‘easy’ option of a 2 metre deep x 1 kilometre linear roadside strip. Not easy at all and it took 2 hours plus 30 mins walking there and back!

Anyway, for those interested, here goes:

On the Plantlife list:

Ash Fraxinus excelsior; Beech Fagus syvatica; Bramble rubus frutcosus;

Cleavers Galium aparine

Goosegrass Cleaver Galium aparine


Goosegrass Cleaver Galium aparine

 

Common nettle Urtica doica; Cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris; Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens;

Daisy Bellis perennis

Daisy Bellis perennis

Daisy Bellis perennis

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Great willowherb Epilobium hirsutum

Great willowherb Epilobium hirsutum


Great willowherb Epilobium hirsutum

Greater Plantain Plantago major;  Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna; Herb Robert Geranium robertianum; Ivy Hedera helix;

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris


Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris

Red campion Silene dioica

Red Campion   Silene dioica

Red Campion Silene dioica

Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata

Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata


Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata

Silverweed potentilla anserina;  White dead nettle Lamium album

 

Additional species:

Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis


Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

Common dog-violet Viola riviniana

Common dog-violet Viola riviniana


Common dog-violet Viola riviniana

Dock Rumex obtusifolius L.

Dock Rumex obtusifolius L.

Dock Rumex obtusifolius L.

Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis

Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis


Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis

Geranium lucidum Shining Crane’s-bill

Geranium lucidum   Shining Crane's-bill


Geranium lucidum Shining Crane’s-bill

Geum urbanum Wood avens Herb Bennet

Geum-urbanum-Wood-avens-Herb-Bennet


Geum-urbanum-Wood-avens-Herb-Bennet

Hogweed

Hogweed

Hogweed

Hop clover

Hop clover

Hop clover

Horsestail

Horsestail

Horsestail

Jack by the hedge Alliaria petiolata

Jack-by-the-hedge-Alliaria-petiolata


Jack-by-the-hedge-Alliaria-petiolata

Veronica chamaedrys   Germander Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys   Germander Speedwell


Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell

White bluebells

White bluebells

White bluebells

White clover

White clover

White clover

+ a bonus: Orange tip butterfly

Orange tip (male)

Orange tip (male)

 

 

If anyone disagrees with any of the photos, please tell!

9 Responses

  1. gonewest says:

    I recce’d mine a few times when nuffin’ much was in flower. Then a couple of weeks ago at the weekend I got Mr G to come with me to help with spotting, noting down, and mainly supervising the hound. I ticked off things I knew on the sheet and wrote down things I knew by one name or another that didn’t seem to be on the ticksheet. I also photographed anything I wasn’t sure of. I need to get down to collating it and submitting it.

    Well done on yours, and thanks for posting the photos, there are a couple there that help me out too.

  2. NorthernTeacher says:

    Glad you can make use of this, Lizzie. Takes a long time, innit 😉 It’s good to have it finished and I’m sure you’re glad you’ve been out and done the ticking :yes:

  3. Daffy Gardener says:

    Well done NT & GW for doing that. Always surprising how long things like that take :rose: :rose:

  4. VegVamp says:

    Nice one Jane, never ceases to amaze me how diverse and wonderful Mother nature is. :good:

  5. NorthernTeacher says:

    Thanks Daffy and Karen – when doing a plant survey though, mother nature would be kinder to have all plants flowering at the same time. Some of those are SO boring :yes:

  6. gertie says:

    Had plans once to do this in various regions of France where I go sometimes, but noticed that I was beaten to it by some woman publishing an on-going survey a few years back….Wish I’d made a written note….. :unsure:

  7. Hayleyagora says:

    Well done Jane you beat me to it. It does take a long time, perhaps longer than I thought when I registered. When I did the workshop it was mentioned that things bloom at different times so a suggestion was made to go back in a months time to check the ID was correct. 🙂

  8. NorthernTeacher says:

    That’s probably a good idea, Hayley. I haven’t actually put it all on the Plantlife site yet. B-)

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