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Flora of Dry Drayton


This page lists the flowering plants and ferns identified in Dry Drayton. The list was compiled by Dr Val Perrin and was first published in "Gallows Piece to Bee Garden" the Millennium History of Dry Drayton, by Dry Drayton 2000. The list has been updated with species observed between 2000 and 2009. We are most grateful to Dr Val Parrin for allowing us to reproduce this material and to the many keen natural historians in Dry Drayton who made their records available. Please let us know if you find additional species in the Parish. It is to be hoped that others will make additions to this list in order to make the parish natural history records as complete as possible.


1990-2000 List


Trees and woody shrubs


Acer campestre (Field Maple)
Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)
Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut)
Cornus sanguinea (Dogwood)
Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)
X Cupressocyparis leylandii (Leyland Cypress)
Fagus sylvatica (Beech)
Fraxinus excelsior (Ash)
Juglans regia (Common Walnut)
Ligustrum vulgare (Privet)
Populus alba (White Poplar)
Populus nigra (Black Poplar)
Populus nigra var. italica (Lombardy Poplar)
Prunus cerasifera (Cherry Plum)
Prunus domestica (Damson)
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia)
Rosa arvensis (Field Rose)
Rosa canina (Dog Rose)
Salix caprea (Goat Willow / ‘Pussy Willow’ / Sallow)
Salix X sepulcralis (Weeping Willow)
Sambucus nigra (Common Elder)
Sequoiadendron giganteum (Wellingtonia)
Taxus baccata (Yew)
Tilia X vulgaris (Common Lime)
Ulmus glabra ?hybrid (Wych Elm)
Ulmus minor agg. (Smooth-leaved Elm group)
Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)


Herbaceous plants


Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)
Agrimonia eupatoria (Common Agrimony)
Alisma plantago-aquatica (Common Water Plantain)
Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard / Jack-by-the-hedge)
Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley)
Arctium minus (Lesser Burdock)
Arrhenatherum elatius (False Oat-grass)
Arum maculatum (Cuckoo Pint / Lords and Ladies)
Atriplex patula (Common Orache)
Ballota nigra (Black Horehound)
Barbarea vulgaris (Common Wintercress)
Bellis perennis (Daisy)
Bryonia dioica (White Bryony)
Cardamine pratense (Lady’s Smock / Cuckoo Flower)
Carex flacca (Glaucous Sedge)
Carex otrubae (False Fox Sedge)
Centaurea nigra (Black Knapweed / Hardheads)
Cerastium fontanum (Common Mouse-ear)
Chaerophyllum temulem (Rough Chervil)
Chamomilla suaveolens (Pineapple Mayweed)
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
Conium maculatum (Hemlock)
Convolvulus arvensis (Field Bindweed)
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)
Cruciata laevipes (Crosswort)
Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot)
Daphne laureola (Spurge Laurel)
Dipsacus fullonum (Common Teasel)
Eleocharis palustris (Common Spike-rush)
Elymus repens (Common Couch)
Epilobium hirsutum (Greater Willowherb)
Galium aparine (Cleavers / Goosegrass)
Galium verum (Lady’s Bedstraw)
Geranium dissectum (Cut-leaved Crane’s-bill)
Geranium pratense (Meadow Crane’s-bill)
Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert)
Geum urbanum (Herb Bennet)
Glechoma hederacea (Ground Ivy)
Hedera helix (Ivy)
Heracleum sphondylium (Hogweed)
Hordeum secalinum (Meadow Barley)
Inula helenium (Elecampane)
Juncus inflexus (Hard Rush)
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce)
Lamium album (White Deadnettle)
Lapsana communis (Nipplewort)
Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling)
Lotus corniculatus (Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil)
Malva sylvestris (Common Mallow)
Matricaria perforata (Scentless Mayweed)
Medicago lupulina (Black Medick)
Mercurialis perennis (Dog’s Mercury)
Myosotis arvensis (Field Forget-me-not)
Odontites verna (Red Bartsia)
Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid)
Papaver rhoeas (Common Poppy)
Phleum pratense (Timothy)
Picris echioides (Bristly Ox-tongue)
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)
Plantago major (Greater Plantain)
Plantago media (Hoary Plantain)
Poa annua (Annual Meadow-grass)
Polygonum amphibium (Amphibious Bistort)
Potamogeton natans (Broad-leaved Pondweed)
Potentilla reptans (Creeping Cinquefoil)
Primula veris (Cowslip)
Prunella vulgaris (Self-heal)
Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup)
Ranunculus bulbosus (Bulbous Buttercup)
Ranunculus ficaria (Lesser Celandine)
Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup)
Ranunculus sceleratus (Celery-leaved Buttercup)
Rubus fruticosa agg. (Bramble / Blackberry)
Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep’s Sorrel)
Rumex obtusifolius (Broad-leaved Dock)
Rumex sanguineus (Wood Dock)
Scilla non-scripta (Bluebell)
Senecio jacobaea (Common Ragwort)
Senecio vulgaris (Groundsel)
Silene latifolia (White Campion)
Sisymbrium officinale (Hedge Mustard)
Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade / Bittersweet)
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sow-thistle)
Sparganium erectum (Branched Bur-reed)
Stachys sylvatica (Hedge Woundwort)
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)
Tamus communis (Black Bryony)
Taraxacum officinalis (Common Dandelion)
Tragopogon pratensis (Goat’s-beard / Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon)
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Trifolium repens (White Clover)
Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot)
Typha latifolia (Great Reed-mace)
Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle)
Veronica catenata (Pink Water Speedwell)
Veronica chamaedrys (Germander Speedwell)
Veronica persica (Common Field Speedwell)
Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme-leaved Speedwell)
Vicia tetrasperma (Smooth Tare)




Ophioglossum vulgatum (Adder’s-tongue Fern )


2000-9 Update


Herbaceous Plants

Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal orchid)
Orobanche minor (Common broomrape)
Papaver lecoqii (Babington’s Poppy)