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White Mustard - Sinapis alba


Charlock - Sinapis arvensis


Hedge Mustard - Sisymbrium officinale


Blue-eyed-grass - Sisyrinchium bermudiana

Found on wetland.


Bittersweet - Solanum dulcamara


Perennial Sow-thistle - Sonchus arvensis

Also known as Corn Sow-thistle


Prickly Sow-thistle - Sonchus asper


Whitebeam - Sorbus aria


Rowan/ Mountain Ash - Sorbus aucuparia

The white flowers of the Rowan can be seen from May. The berries turn suddenly from green to red in the autumn. Blackbirds enjoy feeding on the berries.


Japanese Rowan - Sorbus commixta


Scarlet Rowan - Sorbus commixta ‘Embley’


Branched Bur-reed - Sparganium erectum

This strange looking plant can be seen growing in the ponds. Damselflies use the plant as a place to rest and eat their prey.


Sphagnum angustifolium

This moss was found on the wetland when it was surveyed in July 2012 and reported as 'very local'.


Red Bog-moss - Sphagnum capillifolium


Sphagnum capillifolium subsp rubellum

This moss was found on the wetland when it was surveyed in July 2012 and recorded as 'rare'.


Feathery Bog-moss - Sphagnum cuspidatum


Flat-topped Bog-moss - Sphagnum fallax


Fringed Bog-moss - Sphagnum fimbriatum


Blunt-leaved Bog-moss - Sphagnum palustre


Sphagnum squarrosum


Lustrous Bog-moss - Sphagnum subnitens


Spirogyra sp

A bright green algae seen in some ponds in early spring.


Betony - Stachys officinalis

This flower is in bloom in mid to late summer and feeds the many insects on the wing at this time. The best place to view this flower is on the heath.


Marsh Woundwort - Stachys palustris

We have only found this plant in the Scrapes. As we have both Marsh and Hedge Woundwort there should be the possiblity of the hybrid, but we have not found it yet.


Hedge Woundwort - Stachys sylvatica

The leaves of this flower smell awful!


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