Wildlife - Plants

Over 160 plant types have been recorded immediately adjacent to the pond.  The area studied is mainly the pond banks, along with the planting in No. 1 Slipper Road (fronting both Slipper Road and Main Road).

 

The lists below are from the 2005 Plant Register (a log of plants and flowers at that time) and form part of the schedules for Biodiversity monitoring. 

 

The plants are not actively controlled other than the Common Reed (Phragmites australis).  Although this is a very structural and attractive plant, it is also very invasive and could potentially over-run the pond.  After exploring various alternatives we now actively manage the spread of the reeds with the assistance of a professional company, Water Management Ltd, who spray them with a specialist herbicide which has English Nature's and the Environnment Agency's approval  This temporarily halts the growth, but needs re-spraying every couple of years.

Wild Flowers (109 species)

Avens, wood - Geum urbanum

Beech - Fagus sylvaticus

Beet, red

Bindweed, field - Convolvulus arvensis

Bindweed, Great - Calystegia silvatica

Bindweed, Hedge - Calistegia sepium

Bitter cress, Hairy

Bluebell, Spanish - Endymion hispanicus

Bramble - Rubus fruticus

Bristly Oxtongue - Pieruis echoides

Bryony, White - Bryonia cretica

Buttercup, creeping - Ranunculus repens

Buttercup, meadow - Ranunculus acris

Calamint Common - Calamithia sylvatica

Campion, bladder - Silena vulgaris

Carrot, Wild - Daucus carota

Catmint - Nepeta cataria

Catsear - Hypochaeris radicata

Celandine, greater - Chelidonium majus

Celandine, lesser - Ranunculus ficaria

Chickweed common - Stellaria mediq

Cinquefoil Creeping - Potentilla reptans

Cleaver - Galium aparine

Clover? (White) - Trifolium pratense

Comfrey Russian - Symphytum uplandicum

Cow Parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris

Cranesbill, cut-leaved - Geranium dissectum

Cuckoo flower - Cardamine pratensis

Daisy

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Dead nettle, red - Lamium purpureum

Dead nettle, white - Lamium album

Dock - broadleaved - Rumex obtusifolius

Dock - clustered - Rumex conglomeratus

Dock - curled

Dock ? wood

Fennel

Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium

Fleabane, common - Pulicaria dysenterica

Fleabane, guernsey - Conyza sumatrensis

Garlic, Crow - Alium vineale

Garlic, Mustard

Goats beard - Tragapagan pratensis

Ground elder - Aegopodium podograria

Groundsel - Senecio vulgaris

Gypsywort - Lycopus europaeus

Harts Tongue Fern - Asplenium scolopendrium

Hawksbit

Hawthorn - Crataegnus monogyna

Hemlock - Conium maculatum

Hemlock Waterdropwort - Oenanthe crocata

Hogweed

Horehound, Black - Ballota nigra

IvyHedera helix

Knotgrass - Polygonum aviculare

Lettuce Prickly - Lactuca serriola

Lords & Ladies - Arum maculatum

Mallow, common - Malva sylvestris

Mallow, tree - Malva arborca

Mayweed, scentless - Marticaria perforata

Medick, black - Medicago lupina

Medick, spotted - Mddiacgo arabica

Mercury, annual - Mercurialis annua

Michaelmas Daisy - Aster amellus

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris

Mullein - Verbascum thapsus

Mustard, hedge - Sisymbrium officinale

Nipplewort - Lapsana communis

Orache, grass leaved - Atriplex lttoralis

Orache, spear leaved - Atriplex hastata

Parsley, Stone - Sisum amoma

Pellitory-of-the-wall - Parietaria judaica

Periwinkle - Vinca minor

Plantain, buckshorn - Plantago coronopus

Plantain, greater - Plantago major

Plantain, ribwort - Plantago lanceolata

Ragwort - Senecio jacobaea

Redshank - Polygonum maculosa

Samphire golden - Inula crythmoides

Scarlet Pimpernel - Anagallis arvensis

Sea Aster - Aster tripodium

Sea Beet - Beta vulgaris

Sea Hard-grass - Paraphobis strigosa

Sea Purslane - Atriplex portulacoides

Sea Spurrey lesser - Spergularia marina

Shepherd's Purse

Silverweed - Potentilla anserina

Sorrel - Rumex acetosa

Sow Thistle, Perennial - Sonchus arvensis

Sow Thistle, Smooth - Sonchus oleraceus

Speedwell - Ivy leaved

Speedwell water - Veronica anagallis aquatica

SpeedwellCommon/field - Veronica persica

Spurge - Euphorbia

Spurge, Portland - Euphorbia portlandica

Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettle, non-stinging - Urtica galeapsifolia

Sunflower, perennial - Helianthus x laetifolia

Swinecress - Coronopus squamatus

Teazle - Dipsacus fullonum

Thistle, Creeping - Cirsium arvense

Thistle, spear - Cirisium vulgare

Three cornered leek - Allium Triquetrum

Toadflax, Purple - Linaria pupurea

Valerian - Valerian officinalis

Willow Herb, Great - Epilobium angustifolium

Willow Herb, Rosebay - Epilobium hirsutum

Woundwort Hedge - Stachis sylvatica

Yarrow - Achillaea millefolium

Pond Plants (2 species)

Bladder Wrack - Fucus vesiculosus

Sea Lettuce - Ulva lactuca

Grasses (20 species)

Barley, wall - Hordeum murimum

Bentgrass, common - Agristis capillaris

Brome, Barren - Bromus sterilis

Brome, Bent

Brome, Soft - Bromus mollis

Cocksfoot - Dactylis glomerata

Common Reed - Phragmites australis

Couch - Agropyron rapens

Creeping Bent

False Oat - Arrhenatherum elatus

Pendulous Sedge - Carex pendula

Red fescue

Rye Grass Italian - Lolium multiflorum

Rye Grass perennial - Lolium perenne

Sea Club-rush - Scirpus maritimus

Sea Couch - Agropyron pungens

Timothy - Pheleum Pratense

Tussock Grass - Deschampsia caespitosa

Wheat

Yorkshire Fog - Holcus Lanatus

Escapees (30 species)

Ash - Fraxinus excelsior

Buddleia - Buddleia davidii

Correa

Cotoneaster, erect - Cotoneaster salicifolius(?)

Cotoneaster, prostrate - Cotoneaster horizontalis(?)

Cranesbill - Geranium

Daffodils - Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Escallonia - Escallonia

Field Maple

Firethorn - Pyracantha

Forsythia - Suspensa

Gorse - Ulex europaeus

Grape Hyacinth - Muscari neglectum

Hebe

HollyIlex aquifolium

Lonicera - Lonicera pileata

New Zealand flax - Phormium

Oil Seed Rape

Orange ball tree - Buddleia globosa

Poppy

Raspberry - Rubus idaea

Russian Olive - Eleagnus angustifolia

Sea Buckthorn - Hippophae pleamnoides

Sorbus

Strawberry Tree - Arbutus unedo

Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus

Tamarisk - Tamarix chinensis

Viburnum - Viburnum tinus

Willow - Salix

Willow Weeping - Salix babylonica

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