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
Common nettle Urtica doica; Cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris; Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens;
Daisy Bellis perennis
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Great willowherb Epilobium hirsutum
Greater Plantain Plantago major; Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna; Herb Robert Geranium robertianum; Ivy Hedera helix;
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Red campion Silene dioica
Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata
Silverweed potentilla anserina; White dead nettle Lamium album
Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis
Common dog-violet Viola riviniana
Dock Rumex obtusifolius L.
Forget-me-not Myosotis arvensis
Geranium lucidum Shining Crane’s-bill
Geum urbanum Wood avens Herb Bennet
Jack by the hedge Alliaria petiolata
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell
+ a bonus: Orange tip butterfly
If anyone disagrees with any of the photos, please tell!