Walk Sat 2nd.

Hollas Lane walk, Sept 2nd. Plant List

Led by Peachysteve we explored the old flood plain area around the new houses which had previous industrial activity on the land with much of the area being relatively alkaline to which some plants were more suited. Once upon a time before the development Bee Orchid could be found.

Below is a list of but not all the plants we discussed.


 Polypodium vulgare

Asplenium ceterach

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Asplenium trichomanes (quadrivalens)

Asplenium scolopendrium

Dryopteris borreri

Dryopteris filix-mas

Dryopteris dilatata

Flowering Plants (in order of finding them)

Autumn Hawkbit

Chinese Bramble

Branched Burr Reed

American Pond Weed ( Potamogeton epihydrus)

Perforate St Johnwort

Hoary Mustard

Alsike Clover


Wild Mignonette

Smooth Hawksbeard

Great Mullein

Creeping Cinquefoil

Canadian Fleabane

Wild Sweet Alison

Ribbed Melilot

Small Melilot

White Melilot

Purple Loosestrife

Hardrush (alkaline)

Dittander (Broad Leaved Pepperwort)

Fern Grass

Narrow Leaved Ragwort

Hedgerow Cranesbill

Spreading Upright Hedge Parsley

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Giant Hogweed

Hairy Tare

Smooth Tare

Red Goosefoot

Hedge Mustard

Redshank (Hairy fringed Ochrea)

Pale Persicaria (No Hair or very little on Ochrea)

Wild Clary

Lesser Swine Cress

Fodder Vetch (compare with tufted vetch)

Salad Burnet


Wood Stichwort

Corn Mint

Pink Purslane

False Brome


Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Red Bartsia

Hedge Bedstraw

Water Mint

Wild Parsnip

Common Wintercress.

Original post – Laurence Sutton