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Lords-and-ladies - Arum maculatum
Wild Arum flowers can be seen during May in the woodlands. Unfortunately quite often they are nibbled and so do not produce the poisonous red berries in autumn.
Wintercress - Barbarea vulgaris
Daisy - Bellis perennis
Daisy is a corruption of "day's eye" . The Daisy opens its flower as noon approaches and then closes up for the evening.
Lesser Water-parsnip - Berula erecta
Silver Birch - Betula pendula
Silver Birch grows through out the reserve and in autumn, can turn some areas yellow.
Downy Birch - Betula pubescens
Rape - Brassica napus
Buddleja - Buddleja davidii
Flowering Rush - Butomus umbellatus
Intermediate Water-starwort - Callitriche hamulata
Recorded during a survey in July and August in 2015
Autumnal Water-starwort - Callitriche hermaphroditica
Found on the wetland.
Various-leaved Water-starwort - Callitriche platycarpa
Water Starwort - Callitriche stagnalis
Heather/Ling - Calluna vulgaris
Heather has been used as thatching and to make brushes and baskets! On the Reserve it provides pollen for the bees during August and September.
Marsh Marigold - Caltha palustris
Marsh Marigold was confined to the Voley ponds and one place in the Scrapes ponds. Not so now and the bright yellow flower heads can be seen through the Scrapes and on the moor. Many insects feed from this flower.
Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia
Over the last few years this delicate blue flower has spread across the moor. It flowers in the late summer.
Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris
Large Bittercress - Cardamine amara
This plant does not flower for a long period of time. it can be seen in the Scrapes.
Wavy Bittercress - Cardamine flexuosa
Hairy Bittercress - Cardamine hirsuta
Lady's Smock - Cardamine pratensis
Milkmaids and Cuckoo Flower are just two of the names that this flower is known by. This is the food plant of the Orange Tip butterlfy.
Welted Thistle - Carduus crispus
Hornbeam - Carpinus betulus
This tree was planted as part of the Foxglvoe 25 celebrations.
Sweet Chestnut - Castanea sativa
This was palnted as part of the Foxglove 25 celebrations in July 2017