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We are indebted to Dr Judy Wells and her colleague Rod Ayala for their survey of the Rye Meadows in June 2016. Their detailed full report on the area will be an invaluable document going forward with the project.

The following are the plants identified during their visit.

Plant Survey Data for 14 June 2016 (excludes newly planted trees)

Scientific name Common name
Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Aegopodium podagraria Ground Elder
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard
Alopecurus geniculatus Marsh Foxtail
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail
Anisantha sterilis Barren Brome
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet vernal grass
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley
Apium nodiflorum Fool's Water-cress
Arctium sp a Burdock
Arrhenatherum elatius False Oat-grass
Barbarea vulgaris Common wintercress
Bellis perennis Common Daisy
Brachypodium sylvaticum Wood False-brome
Bromopsis ramosa Hairy Brome
Bromus hordeaceus Soft Brome
Bromus racemosus Smooth Brome
Callitriche sp. a Water Starwort
Cardamine flexuosa Wavy Bittercress
Cardamine pratensis Cuckooflower
Carex flacca Glaucous sedge
Carex pendula Pendulous Sedge
Carex spicata Spiked Sedge
Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
Cerastium glomeratum Sticky Mouse-ear
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
Convolvulus arvensis Common bindweed
Crataegus monogyna Common Hawthorn
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog’s-tail
Dactylis glomerata Cock’s-foot
Dipsacus fullonum Teasel
Dryopteris filix mas Male Fern
Elymus caninus Bearded Couch
Elymus repens Couch Grass
Epilobium hirsutum Great Willow-herb
Epilobium parviflorum Hoary Willow-herb
Festuca arundinacea Tall Fescue
Festuca gigantea Giant Fescue
Festuca pratensis Meadow Fescue
Festuca rubra Red Fescue
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
Fraxinus excelsior Ash
Galium aparine Cleavers
Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Geum urbanum Wood Avens
Glechoma hederacea Ground Ivy
Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire-fog
Hordeum secalinum Meadow Barley
Hypochoeris radicata Cat's Ear
Impatiens glandulifera Himalayan Balsam
Iris ensata 'Variegata' Ornamental planted iris
Iris pseudacorus Yellow flag iris
Juncus bufonius Toad Rush
Juncus effusus Soft Rush
Lamium album White Dead-nettle
Lapsana communis Nipplewort
Lathyrus nissolia Grass Vetchling
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
Leontodon hispidus Rough Hawkbit
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye
Lotus corniculatus Common Bird’s-foot Ttrefoil
Lotus pedunculatus Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil
Luzula campestris Field Woodrush
Medicago lupulina Black Medick
Montia fontana Water Blinks
Odontites verna Red Bartsia
Persicaria maculosa Redshank
Phleum pratense Timothy
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
Plantago major Greater Plantain
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis Rough-stalked Meadow-grass
Polygonum aviculare Knotgrass
Populus alba White poplar
Potamogeton crispus Curled Pondweed
Potentilla reptans Cinquefoil
Primula veris Cowslip
Prunella vulgaris Self-heal
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn
Pulicaria dysenterica Fleabane
Quercus cerris Turkey Oak
Quercus robor Pedunculate oak
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus sceleratus Celery-leaved Buttercup
Rorippa ambibia Great Yellow-cress
Rosa arvensis Field Rose
Rosa canina Dog Rose
Rubus fruticosus agg Blackberry
Rubus sp cf. armeniacus cf Himalayan Giant Blackberry
Rumex acetosa Sorrel
Rumex crispus Curled Dock
Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex sanguineus Wood Dock
Salix fragilis Crack willow
Scrophularia auriculata Water Figwort
Senecio erucifolius Hoary Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort
Senecio vulgaris Groundsel
Silene flos-cuculi Ragged Robin
Sison amomum Stone Parsley
Sonchus asper Prickley Sow Thistle
Stachys sylvatica Hedge Woundwort
Stellaria graminea Lesser Stitchwort
Taraxacum sp Dandelion
Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard
Trifolium dubium Lesser Trefoil
Trifolium pratense Red Clover
Trifolium repens White Clover
Typha latifolia Greater Reedmace
Ulmus sp. Elm
Urtica dioica Common Nettle
Veronica arvensis Wall Speedwell
Veronica beccabunga Brooklime
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia Thyme-leaved Speedwell
Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
Vicia hirsuta Hairy Tare
Vicia sativa Common Vetch
Vicia tetrasperma Smooth Tare

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