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Ecological report

       During June 2021 we had an ecological survey carried out to document the type of plants & grasses growing on the land since it had been left in a natural state and untreated with any chemicals or pesticides for a number of years. Below is a list of those found in our main fields, Three of the species (in bold in the table) are ‘axiophytes’ for Montgomeryshire – these are species indicative of good ecological management..

Scientific NameCommon NameLocation
Ajuga reptansBugleIn gulley
Alopecurus pratensisMeadow FoxtailMostly near stream
Angelica sylvestrisWild AngelicaNear stream
Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet Vernal GrassWidespread in pastures
Arum maculatumLords-and-ladiesTop of bank
Brachypodium sylvaticumWood False BromeTop of bank
Bromus hordaceusSoft BromeHay Field
Cardamine flexuosaWavy Bitter-cressIn gulley, near stream
Cardamine pratensisCuckooflowerOccasional in pastures, near stream
Carex leporinaOval SedgeOne acre field
Carex nigraCommon SedgeOne acre field
Carex remotaRemote SedgeOne acre field
Cerastium fontanumCommon Mouse-earWidespread in pastures
Circaea lutetianaEnchanter’s-nightshadeTop of bank
Cirsium arvenseCreeping ThistleWidespread in pastures
Cirsium palustreMarsh ThistleWidespread in pastures
Cirsium vulgareSpear ThistleOccasional in pastures
Crepis capillarisSmooth Hawk’s-beardHay Field
Cynosurus cristatusCrested DogstailWidespread in pastures
Dactylis glomerataCocksfootOccasional in pastures
Deschampsia cespitosaTufted HairgrassTop of bank
Digitalis purpureaFoxgloveIn gulley
Epilobium montanumBroad-leaved WillowherbNear stream
Festuca rubraRed FescueHay Field
Filipendula ulmariaMeadowsweetNear stream
Galium aparineCleaversNear stream
Galium palustreMarsh BedstrawOne acre field
Geranium robertianumHerb RobertTop of bank
Heracleum sphondyliumCommon HogweedNear stream
Holcus lanatusYorkshire FogWidespread in pastures
Holcus mollisCreeping SoftgrassWidespread in pastures
Hyacinthoides non-scriptaBluebellTop of bank & gulley
Hypericum maculatumImperforate St. John’s-wortHay Field
Hypochaeris radicataCat’s-earHay Field
Juncus conglomeratusCompact RushOne acre field
Juncus effususSoft RushOccasional in pastures
Lolium perennePerennial RyegrassOccasional in pastures
Lotus corniculatusLesser Bird’s-foot-trefoilTop of bank
Lotus pedunculatusGreater Bird’s-foot-trefoilHay field
Luzula campestrisField WoodrushWidespread in pastures
Lysimachia nemorumYellow PimpernelIn gulley
Myosotis discolorChanging Forget-me-notAbundant!
Plantago lanceolataRibwort PlantainOccasional in pastures, hay field
Plantago majorGreater PlantainDisturbed areas, paths
Poa annuaAnnual Meadow GrassDisturbed areas, paths
Poa trivialisRough Meadow GrassWidespread in pastures
Polygonum aviculareKnotgrassDisturbed areas, paths
Potentilla erectaTormentilTop of bank
Potentilla sterilisBarren StrawberryTop of bank
Primula vulgarisPrimroseTop of bank
Pteridium aquilinumBrackenMainly top of bank
Ranunculus acrisMeadow ButtercupWidespread in pastures
Ranunculus bulbosusBulbous ButtercupOccasional in pastures, hay field
Ranunculus ficariaLesser CelandineField margins
Ranunculus repensCreeping ButtercupWidespread in pastures
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticumWatercressIn gulley
Rubus fruticosusBrambleOccasional in pastures, top of bank, near stream
Rumex acetosaCommon SorrelOccasional in pastures, hay field
Rumex obtusifoliusBroad-leaved DockWidespread in pastures
Rumex sangineusWood DockTop of bank, near stream
Sonchus oleraceusSmooth Sow-thistleDisturbed areas, paths
Stachys arvensisField WoundwortOne acre field
Stellaria alsineBog StitchwortOne acre field
Taraxacum officinaleDandelionOccasional in pastures, hay field
Trifolium campestreHop TrefoilGoat pen
Trifolium dubiumLesser TrefoilHay field
Trifolium pratenseRed CloverHay field
Trifolium repensWhite CloverWidespread in pastures
Urtica dioicaStinging NettleMainly near stream
Valeriana officinalisCommon ValerianOne acre field
Veronica chamaedrysGermander SpeedwellOccasional in pastures, hay field
Veronica serpyllifoliaThyme-leaved SpeedwellCommon in pastures
Vicia sativaCommon VetchHay field
Vicia sepiaBush VetchTop of bank
Viola rivinianaCommon Dog-violetTop of bank