Sand Dune Survivors Plant Walk 30th June

Newton Sand Dune Survivors Plant Walk 30 June 2012


It was with great astonishment (more than timing) that the rain held off for the plant walk.  Mad Leigh kindly agreed to make a list of the plants and be the official photographer.  There was a good show of plants including a few hybrid orchids and viper’s bugloss, but unfortunately no squinancywort!. We were also joined by Joe, Helga, Andrew and their canine companions Kai and Holly and not forgetting Gerald  (or Gloria) the grass snake that decided to turn up at the end of the walk (or slither :-))

Plants identified were:Agrimony,Alder buckthorn,basil,Birds foot trefoil,Black Medic,Buck’s horn plantain,Burnet rose,Cocks foot grass,Common Cats ear,Common Mouse-ear,Common restharrow,Common Storks bill,Creeping willow,Crow garlic,Daisy,Dewberry,Doves foot cranesbill,Evening primrose,Eye bright,False oat grass,Field bindweed,Goatsbeard,Golden oat grass,Great Mullein,Greater plantain,Hogweed,hop trefoil,Hounds tongue,Lady’s bedstraw,Marram grass,Oxford ragwort,Pearly everlasting,Perennial Sea rocket,Perforate St john’s wort,Prickly sow thistle,Quaking grass,Red Valerian,Ribwort plantain,sage,Scarlet pimpernel,Sea buckthorn,Sea spurge,Self heal,Sheep’s sorrel,Smooth hawksbit,Spear thistle,Spindle,Stinking iris,Timothy grass,Viper’s bugloss,Wall pepper,Wayfaring tree,Welted thistle,Wild carrot,Wild thyme,Yarrow,Yellow rattle,Yellow-wort,Yorkshire Fog


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One Response to Sand Dune Survivors Plant Walk 30th June

  1. Leigh says:


    Thanks to Rob for a lovely walk again and Gerald/Gloria was an interesting bonus! Made up for not being able to get over to see Coity Wallia’s amphibian & reptile wildlife.

    However, I was just wondering what the photos are. I can ID Sea Spurge then Evening Primose, Viper’s Bugloss & Bird’s Foot Trefoil, but I wonder what that beautiful yellow composite is.
    I know it’s Asteraceae family, but not sure which species. I must have missed the yellow flower lesson!

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