Hugh Harris: Moore Nature Reserve Species List

 

Field trip plant list of 180 species in Latin name alphabetic order.  The number in the comments column indicates the order in which the plant was seen during the event.

The weather was mostly sunny, some cloud & pleasantly warm 22c.

Occasional page references from Clive Stace “New Flora of the British Isle” third edition.

Assume flowering-plants in flower &/or seed unless otherwise stated in the comments column.

Latin Names

English Names

Comments

Acer campestre

Field Maple

153)

Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore

33) With keys.

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

82)

Agrostis capillaris

Common Bent

56) Peter Gateley.

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Water-plantain

141) In ditch. Eric Greenwood.

Alliaria petiolata

Garlic Mustard

41) In seed by standing bird-hide.

Alnus glutinosa

Alder

11)

Althaea officinalis

Marsh-mallow

104) More typical plants were seen later on heath grassland.

Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel

169)

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Sweet Vernal-grass

106) Dried out.

Apium nodiflorum

Fool’s Watercress

138) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Arctium minus

Lesser Burdock

15) Mostly in seed. Flowers later.

Armoracia rusticana

Horse-radish

71) In leaf.

Arrhenatherum elatius

False Oat-grass

9) Fresh flowers.

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort

69)

Asplenium scolopendrium

Harts-tongue

152)

Athyrium filix-femina

Lady-fern

36) Peter Gateley.

Bellis perennis

Daisy

117)

Betula pendula

Silver Birch

42)

Betula pubescens

Downy Birch

51) Peter Gateley.

Brassica napus ssp. oleifera

Oil-seed Rape

134)

Buddleja davidii

Butterfly-bush

128)

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shepherd’s-purse

66)

Cardamine flexuosa

Wavy Bittercress

37) Peter Gateley 6 stamen count.

Carex acutiformis

Lesser Pond-sedge

58) Stems only. Peter & Eric id.

Carex leporina

Oval Sedge

171) Peter Gateley.

Carex pendula

Pendulous Sedge

61) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Carex remota

Remote Sedge

39) Peter Gateley.

Centaurea nigra

Common Knapweed

78) Mostly in seed.

Centaurium erythraea

Common Centaury

172) Eric Greenwood.

Cerastium arvense

Field Mouse-ear

113) Peter Gateley.

Chamerion angustifolium

Rosebay Willowherb

13) In field.

Circaea lutetiana

Enchanter’s-nightshade

43) In seed.

Cirsium arvense

Creeping Thistle

4) Mostly in seed.

Cirsium palustre

Marsh Thistle

168)

Cirsium vulgare

Spear Thistle

7) Most dried out, a few flowers.

Convolvulus sepium

Hedge Bindweed

68)

Conyza canadensis?

Canadian Fleabane?

131)  Did not examine closely for recent spreading species.

Cornus sanguinea

Dogwood

70) Black berries. Peter Gateley.

Corylus avellana

Hazel

96) A few with young catkins.

Cotoneaster bullatus?

Hollyberry Cotoneaster?

114) Garden variety seen before but unidentified.  Later Peter Gateley suggested C. bullatus – Stace p233

Crassula helmsii?

New Zealand Pigmyweed?

29) Lake edge, mat not accessible.

Crataegus laevigata

Midland Hawthorn

20) An odd tree with shallow lobed leaves.

Crataegus monogyna

Common Hawthorn

19)

Crepis capillaris

Smooth Hawksbeard

95)

Cynosurus cristatus

Crested Dog’s-tail

177) Wendy Atkinson.

Dactylis glomerata

Cock’s-foot

105) Dried out.

Daucus carota ssp. carota

Wild Carrot

86)

Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted Hair-grass

136) Tall with dropping tops, light & airy structure, golden in sunshine. Peter Gateley.

Dipsacus fullonum

Wild Teasel

166) Photo.

Dryopteris affinis agg.

Scaly Male-fern

53) Many scales on stipe. Impressed veins to tips of pinnules. Eric Greenwood.

Dryopteris dilatata

Broad-leaved Buckler-fern

40) Eric Greenwood.

Dryopteris filix-mas

Male-fern

21)

Elytrigia repens

Common Couch

140)

Epilobium ciliatum

American Willowherb

62) Eric Greenwood.

Epilobium tetragonum

Square-stalked Willowherb

162) Peter Gateley.

Epilobrium hirsutum

Great Willowherb

109)

Epilobrium montanum

Broad-leaved Willowherb

45)

Equisetum arvense

Field Horsetail

111)

Erodium cicutarium

Common Stork’s-bill

18) By exit.

Eupatorium cannabinum

Hemp-agrimony

103)

Fagus purpurea

Copper Beech

75) In leaf only.

Festuca rubra

Red Fescue

107) Pale & dried out.

Filipendula ulmaria

Meadowsweet

14) In field, mostly in seed.

Galium mollugo

Hedge Bedstraw

84) Peter Gateley.

Galium verum

Lady’s Bedstraw

175) Photo.

Geranium molle

Doves-foot Crane’s-bill

164) Pale flower form.

Geranium nodosum

Meadow Crane’s-bill

180) Side of hillock.

Geranium robertianum

Herb-robert

31) White form.

Geum urbanum

Wood Avens

35) Mostly in seed, a few flowers.

Glechoma hederacea

Ground-ivy

55) Basal leaves. Peter Gateley.

Gnaphalium uliginosum

Marsh Cudweed

118)

Hedera helix

Ivy

32) Many flower buds present.

Heracleum sphondylium

Hogweed

5) Most dried out a few umbel flowers.

Hieracium vagum

Leafy Hawkweed

151) Stace p724. Eric Greenwood.

Holcus lanatus

Yorkshire-fog

147) Dried out.

Hypericum hirsutum

Hairy St. Johns-wort

101) Peter Gateley.

Hypericum perforatum

Perforate St. John’s-wort

155) Peter Gateley.

Hypochaeris radicata

Cat’s-ear

100)

Ilex aquifolium

Holly

25) In leaf only.

Impatiens glandulifera

Indian Balsam

50)

Juncus acutiforus

Sharp-flowered Rush

143) In ditch. Eric Greenwood.

Juncus inflexus

Hard Rush

163)

Kniphofia uvaria

Red-hot-pokers

144) Heads withered. Stace p896. Eric Greenwood.

Lactuca serriola

Prickly Lettuce

129) Seen from bird-hide window.

Lamium album

White Dead-nettle

17)

Lamium hybridum

Cut-leaved Dead-nettle

157)

Lamium purpureum

Red Deadnettle

102) Fresh flowers.

Lapsana communis

Nipplewort

81)

Lathyrus pratensis

Meadow Vetchling

133) Peter Gateley.

Leontodon saxatalis

Lesser Hawkbit

161) Grey under ligules.

Lepidium didymum

Lesser Swine-cress

125) Peter Gateley.

Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye Daisy

112)

Ligustrum vulgare

Wild Privet

170) Small plant in leaf.

Lolium perenne

Perennial Rye-grass

124)

Lonicera periclymenum

Honeysuckle

76) In flower & berry.

Lotus corniculatus

Common Birds-foot-trefoil

148)

Luzula campestris

Field Wood-rush

174) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Lythrum salicaria

Purple-loosestrife

28) Lake edge.

Malus pumila var.

Apple var.

94) Red & pleasant to eat.

Malva moschata var.

Musk-mallow var.

176) Keyed out as Dwarf Mallow but unclear.  Basal leaves whole & stem leaves deep splits but not typical.  Eric Greenwood later emailed it was a Musk-mallow variant. Check BSBI literature. Photo.

Matricaria chamomilla

Scented Mayweed

119) Small flowers. Peter Gateley.

Matricaria discoidea

Pineapple Mayweed

123)

Medicago lupulina

Black Medick

132) Peter Gateley.

Myosotis arvensis

Field Forget-me-not

54)

Odontites vernus

Red Bartsia

89)

Oenothera glazioviana

Large-flowered Evening-primrose

160) Large flowers, style longer than stamen, red sepals.

Persicaria amphibia

Amphibious Bistort

139) In leaf only. Pater Gateley.

Persicaria hydropiper

Water-pepper

46) Peter Gateley.

Persicaria maculosa

Redshank

145) Black mark in leaf centre.

Phalaris arundinacea

Reed Canary-grass

59) Compact long pale inflorescence. Peter Gateley.

Phragmites australis

Common Reed

26) Lake edge.

Pilosella officinarum

Mouse-ear-hawkweed

165) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Plantago lanceolata

Ribwort Plantain

80)

Plantago major

Greater Plantain

88) In seed.

Poa annua

Annual Meadow-grass

8)

Poa pratensis

Smooth Meadow-grass

167) Peter Gateley.

Polygonum aviculare

Knotgrass

126)

Polygonum polychnemiforme

Knotgrass

127) Eric Greenwood, email id from Sell & Murrell book.

Most prostrate with small leaves, but variable.  A few prostrate with raised tips.  None seen erect.

Populus nigra ‘Italica’?

Lombardy Poplar?

137) No bosses on fissured trunk, branches rising. Eric Greenwood’s suggestion.

Populus tremula

Aspen

130) In leaf. Peter Gateley.

Potentilla anglica

Trailing Tormentil

154) Peter & Eric id.

Potentilla reptans

Creeping Cinquefoil

63)

Prunella vulgaris

Selfheal

44) Flowers seen later in meadow.

Prunus padus

Bird Cherry

22) In leaf. Peter Gateley.

Prunus spinosa

Blackthorn

121)

Pulicaria dysenterica

Common Fleabane

87)

Quercus robur

Pendunculate Oak

34) A few stalked acorns.

Quercus rubra

Red Oak

74) Young trees, id by Eric & Peter.

Ranunculus acris

Meadow Buttercup

16)

Ranunculus repens

Creeping Buttercup

38) Few flowers.

Ranunculus sceleratus

Celery-leaved Buttercup

142) in ditch. Peter Gateley.

Rhamnus cathartica

Purging Buckthorn

158) Stace p279. Peter Gateley.

Rhinanthus minor

Yellow-rattle

91) Dried out seed heads.

Ribes rubrum

Red Current

97) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Rosa canina

Common Dog-rose

149) Oval hips with lobed sepals.

Rosa rubiginosa

Sweet-briar

90) Hips oval, glandular-hispid. Eric Greenwood email.

Rosa rugosa

Japanese Rose

150) Red flowers.

Rubus ‘fruticosus’ agg.

Brambles

10) Berries & occasional flowers.

Rubus caesius

Dewberry

73) Eric Greenwood.

Rubus idaeus

Raspberry

72) A few fruits remaining picked by Peter Gateley!

Rubus ulmifolius

‘Himalayan Giant’ Bramble

99) Leaves large & white under. Stace p247. Eric Greenwood.

Rumex acetosa

Common Sorrel

92) Taller than Peter Gateley!

Rumex acetosella

Sheep’s Sorrel

178) In leaf only.

Rumex crispus

Curled Dock

2) Brown seed heads.

Salix caprea

Goat Willow

52)

Salix caprea x aurita?

Goat x Eared Willow hybrid?

49) Small stipules, oblong mottled leaves.  Stace p328.

Salix caprea x cinerea

Goat x Grey Willow hybrid

110) Stace p328. Eric Greenwood.

Salix cinerea

Grey Willow

108) In leaf.

Salix x rubens

Crack-willow hybrid

30) Stace p323. Eric Greenwood.

Sambucus nigra

Elder

24) Ripe black berries.

Scorzoneroides autumnalis

Autumn Hawkbit

156)  Eric Greenwood states var. salina was the most common here.  Stace p705.

Senecio jacobaea

Common Ragwort

1)

Senecio vulgaris

Groundsel

179)

Silene dioica

Red Campion

6)

Sonchus arvensis

Perennial Sow-thistle

98)

Sonchus asper

Prickly Sow-thistle

120)

Sonchus oleraceus

Smooth Sow-thistle

64)

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan

115) In berry.

Stachys sylvatica

Hedge Woundwort

23) All in seed.

Stellaria graminea

Lesser Stitchwort

60) In leaf only. Peter Gateley.

Stellaria media

Common Chickweed

67)

Taraxacum spp.

Dandelion

57) Few seen in flower.

Taxus baccata

Yew

85) In leaf only.

Torilis japonica

Upright Hedge-parsley

122)

Trifolium hybridum

Alsike Clover

83) Peter Gateley.

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

77)

Trifolium repens

White Clover

79)

Typha latifolia

Bulrush

27) Lake edge.

Ulex europaeus

Gorse

146) In seed.

Ulex gallii

Western Gorse

173) In flower. Photo.

Ulmus glabra

Wych Elm

159) Peter & Eric id.  Also other Elms - Ulmus procera possible?

Urtica dioica

Common Nettle

3)

Urtica urens

Small Nettle

65) In opposite hedge to 2 barking Alsatians in garden.

Veronica chamaedrys

Germander Speedwell

47) Fresh bed all with Galls on top.

Veronica filiformis

Slender Speedwell

135) Peter Gateley.

Veronica persica

Common Field-speedwell

116)

Veronica serpyllifolia

Thyme-leaved Speedwell

48) Fresh flowers.

Vicia cracca

Tufted Vetch

12) In field.

Vicia hirsuta

Hairy Tare

93) In seed. Peter Gateley.

 

R. Freeth, Recorder