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We bought a field

The story of an 11.4 acre field in South West Shropshire

Plant List

Stony Field, New Invention – Plant lists recorded May & July 2019 and from 2020+ (thanks to John Clayfield and Rob Rowe)

Flowers

 

Betony*
Yarrow
Lesser Celandine
Meadowsweet
Goose-grass (Cleavers)
Marsh Bedstraw
Ladys Bedstraw
Dove’s Foot Cranesbill
Herb Robert
Cats Ear
Birds-Foot Trefoil
Greater Birds-Foot Trefoil
Blinks*
Cow Parsley
Parsley Piert (slender)*
Thale Cress
Daisy

Knapweed

Harebell
Shepherds Purse
Wavy Bittercress
Hairy Bittercress
Ladies Smock
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed
Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed
Rough Chervil
Creeping Thistle
Marsh Thistle
Spear Thistle
Pignut
Foxglove
Heath Groundsel
Groundsel (?)
Red Campion
Bog Stitchwort
Greater Stitchwort
Lesser Stitchwort
Chickweed
Bush Vetch
Common Violet
Field Forget-me-Not
Changing Forget-me-Not*
Creeping Forget-me-Not*

Water-cress (hybrid?)
BirdsFoot*
Mouse-Ear Hawkweed
Ribwort Plantain
Tormentil
Meadow Buttercup
Bulbous Buttercup
Lesser Spearwort

Whitlow Grass
Creeping Buttercup
Round-leaved Water-Crowfoot*
Common Sorrel
Sheep’s Sorrel
Broad-leaved Dock
Procumbent Pearlwort
Autumn Hawkbit
Dandelion
Lesser Trefoil
?Alsike Clover
Red Clover
White Clover
Nettle (common)
Wall Speedwell
Brooklime
Germander Speedwell

Male Fern

Appearing in 2021:

Common Valerian
Meadow Vetchling
Moonwort
Trailing St Johns Wort
Tormentil
Musk Mallow

Cut-leaved Cranesbill

 

Grasses

 

Silver Hair Grass*
Creeping Soft Grass
Yellow Oat Grass*
Early Hair Grass*
Yorkshire Fog
Cocksfoot
Rye Grass
Marsh Foxtail
Meadow Foxtail
Sweet Vernal Grass
Soft Brome
Crested Dogstail
Heath Grass*
Sheeps Fescue
Red Fescue
Floating Sweet-Grass
Annual Meadow Grass
Smooth Meadow Grass
Rough Meadow Grass

Sedges & Rushes

 

Prickly Sedge*
Spring Sedge*

Hairy Sedge
Remote Sedge

Sharp-flowered Rush
Bulbous Rush*
Soft Rush

*Axiophytes = species considered to be indicators of good ecological habitat

 

Trees

 

Newly planted, January 2020
(top wood):


Sessile Oak

Pedunculate Oak

Hazel
Blackthorn

Holly

Silver Birch

Field Maple
Dogwood

Bird Cherry

Beech

Rowan

Guelder Rose
Dog Rose

Spindle

Planted Autumn/Winter 2021/22
Wild Service

Planted December 2021 (wetland)


Alder
Grey Willow

Alder Buckthorn

Downy Birch
 

Hedgerow trees:

Hawthorn
Crack Willow
Blackthorn
Elder
Holly
Plus Dog Rose

 

 

Fungi (recorded December 2018)
(thanks to Rob Rowe)

Hygrocybe virginea - Snowy Waxcap
Hygrocybe pratensis - Field Waxcap
Hygrocybe ceracea - Butter Waxcap
Hygrocybe coccinea - Scarlet Waxcap
Hygrocybe glutinosa - Glutinous Waxcap

Parrot Waxcap (2021)
Blackening Waxcap (2021)

Galerina sp - Moss Bell
Enteloma sp - Pink Gill
Bolbitius titulans
Mycena flaveoalba - Ivory Bonnet
Rickenella swartzii - Collared Mosscap
Rickenella fibula - Orange Mosscap
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis - The Goblet
Hares Foot Inkcap (2021)

Butterflies observed
(not formal survey)


Meadow Brown
Ringlet
Common Blue
Orange Underwing (moth)
Silver Y (moth)

Common Tortoiseshell
Small Copper
Cabbage White
Orange Tip
Wall

Green Veined White
 

Damselflies/Dragonflies observed

(not formal survey)


Common Blue damselfly
Large Red damselfly

Beautiful Demoiselle
Broad bodied Chaser
Southern Hawker dragonfly

Common Darter dragonfly

Pond insects observed
(not formal survey)

Water Skater
Water Boatman
Diving Beetle

Whirlygig Beetle
Water snail
Water shrimp

Invertebrates surveyed July 2021 (thanks to Joy of Wildlife)