Wildflower, Grasses and Herb Sightings

This table will be updated with local sightings of wildflowers, grasses and herbs that people have made in and around Fairfield Orchard and the Fauna and Flora Nature Reserves. It is intended to act as a useful summary for all visitors, and as a learning resource for our schools and youth groups. If you spot anything that may be of interest, we would be grateful if you could post a comment to the Wildlife Blog, including a photo if possible. We would also be grateful if you could let us know of any possible inaccuracies in our recording - Keith Jones' 'Seasonal Wild Flowers' website (labelled 'Wild Flowers ID Site' in the list of links on the left) is an excellent resource to help identify sightings, set out on a monthly basis.

Note: All photos included below have been taken by Fairfield Association members on the reserve - clicking each image will open a larger version in a new window. These photos can also be viewed in the Wild Flowers album in our gallery.

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Species Notes
Apple Date Location Comments
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Photo by Ian Procter
05/05/15 Orchard
Bird's Foot Trefoil Date Location Comments
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Photo by Ian Procter
11/07/14 Fauna Hedge between Lucy Brook and Lower Sowerholme
Black Medick Date Location Comments
Black Medick
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 Sunnyside Lane  
Bluebell Date Location Comments
Bluebell
Photo by Ian Procter
27/04/15 Orchard  
Borage Date Location Comments
Black Medick
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Arable field  
Bramble Date Location Comments
Bramble
Photo by Ian Procter
07/06/14 Fauna hedge  
Brooklime Date Location Comments
Brooklime
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Big Meadow  
13/05/15 Flora Field  
Broom Date Location Comments
Broom
Photo by Ian Procter
08/06/14 Orchard  
Brown Knapweed Date Location Comments
Brown Knapweed
Photo by Ian Procter
23/06/14 Orchard  
Bulrush Date Location Comments
Bulrush
Photo by Ian Procter
07/07/14 Hay Meadow  
Celandine Date Location Comments
Celandine
Photo by Ian Procter
25/02/15 Pads footpath  
Cleavers Date Location Comments
Cleavers
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 Everywhere!  
Columbine Date Location Comments
Columbine
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Pads footpath  
Common Comfrey Date Location Comments
Common Comfrey
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Pads hedge  
Common Lungwort Date Location Comments
Common Meadow Rue
Photo by Ian Procter
10/04/15 Long Pads
Common Meadow Rue Date Location Comments
Common Meadow Rue
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 West Field  
Common Mouseear Date Location Comments
Common Mouseear
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Fauna Path  
13/05/15 Hay Meadow  
Common Ragwort Date Location Comments
Common Ragwort
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Big Meadow  
Common Redshank Date Location Comments
Common Redshank
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Big Meadow  
Common Vetch Date Location Comments
Common vetch
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Long Pads  
13/05/15 Pads footpath  
Cowparsley Date Location Comments
Cowparsley
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Long Pads  
Cranesbill Date Location Comments
Cranesbill
Photo by Ian Procter
07/06/14 Orchard  
Creeping Buttercup Date Location Comments
Creeping buttercup
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Throughout the reserve  
13/05/15 Hay Meadow  
Crocus Date Location Comments
Crocus
Photo by Ian Procter
13/02/15 Pads footpath  
Cuckoo Flower Date Location Comments
Cuckoo Flower
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 School Pond  
Daffodil Date Location Comments
Daffodil
Photo by Ian Procter
25/02/15 Orchard  
Daisy Date Location Comments
Daisy
Photo by Ian Procter
31/05/14 Big Meadow  
Dock Date Location Comments
Dock
Photo by Ian Procter
28/05/14 Hay Meadow  
Dogrose Date Location Comments
Dogrose
Photo by Ian Procter
31/05/14 Fauna footpath  
08/06/14 Orchard  
Dusky Cranesbill Date Location Comments
Dusky Cranesbill
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Townley path  
Elder Date Location Comments
Elder flower
Photo by Ian Procter
07/06/14 Fauna crossroad  
Euphorbia Date Location Comments
Euphorbia
Photo by Ian Procter
08/06/14 Pads footpath  
Fodder Radish Date Location Comments
Fodderraddish
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 Arable field Bird-friendly mix
Fool's Watercress Date Location Comments
Fool's Watercress
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Forget-me-not Date Location Comments
Forget-me-not
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Townley Path  
10/04/15 Long Pads footpath  
Foxglove Date Location Comments
Foxglove
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 Aldcliffe Road wall  
Germander Speedwell Date Location Comments
Germander Speedwell
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Pads hedge  
13/05/15 Lower Sowerholme  
Good King Henry Date Location Comments
Good King Henry
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Hay meadow  
Greater Plantain Date Location Comments
Greater Plantain
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Fauna Stones  
13/05/15 Hay Meadow  
Greater Stitchwort Date Location Comments
Greater Stitchwort
Photo by Ian Procter
05/05/15 Pads footpath  
13/05/15 Hay Meadow  
Green Alkanet Date Location Comments
Green Alkanet
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Townley path  
Groundsell Date Location Comments
Groundsell
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Pads footpath  
Hedge Bedstraw Date Location Comments
Hedge Bedstraw
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Big Meadow  
Hedge Bindweed Date Location Comments
Hedge Bindweed
Photo by Ian Procter
07/07/14 Pads footpath  
Herb Robert Date Location Comments
Herb Robert
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Pads footpath  
Honeysuckle Date Location Comments
Honeysuckle
Photo by Ian Procter
08/07/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Date Location Comments
Ivy-leaved Toadflax
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Cromwell Gate  
Jack in the Hedge Date Location Comments
Jack in the hedge
Photo by Ian Procter
26/05/14 Long Pads  
Lords and Ladies Date Location Comments
Lords and Ladies
Photo by Ian Procter
09/07/14 Pads path
Mallow Date Location Comments
Mallow
Photo by Ian Procter
07/06/14 Flora Stones Photo taken just after rain
Marsh Willowherb Date Location Comments
Marsh Willowherb
Photo by Ian Procter
23/06/14 Big Meadow
Meadowsweet Date Location Comments
Meadowsweet
Photo by Ian Procter
07/07/14 Hay Meadow
Meadow Buttercup Date Location Comments
Meadow buttercup
Photo by Ian Procter
13/05/15 Big Meadow
Meadow Vetchling Date Location Comments
Meadow Vetchling
Photo by Ian Procter
25/06/14 Orchard
Nipplewort Date Location Comments
Nipplewort
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Sunnyside path  
Orange Hawkweed Date Location Comments
Orange Hawkbit
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Upper Sowerholme Also known as 'Fox and cubs'.
Ox Eye Daisy Date Location Comments
Ox Eye Daisy
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 West field  
Pear Date Location Comments
Pear Tree flower
Photo by Ian Procter
05/05/15 Orchard  
Pendulous Sedge Date Location Comments
Pendulous Sedge
Photo by Ian Procter
13/05/15 Pads footpath  
Perforate St John's Wort Date Location Comments
Perforate St John's Wort
Photo by Ian Procter
07/07/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Phacelia Date Location Comments
Phacelia
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Arable field  
Pineapple Weed Date Location Comments
Pineapple Weed
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 West field  
Purple Loosestrife Date Location Comments
Purple Loosestrife
Photo by Ian Procter
09/07/14 Orchard  
Red Campion Date Location Comments
Red Campion
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Storage building  
05/05/15 Storage building  
Red Clover Date Location Comments
Red Clover
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Hay Meadow  
03/06/14 Hay Meadow Cromwell Road gate approach
Red Dead Nettle Date Location Comments
Red Dead Nettle
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Fauna path (by big Ash)  
Ribwort Plantain Date Location Comments
Ribwort Plantain
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Hay Meadow  
05/05/14 Fauna path  
Rosebay Willow Herb Date Location Comments
Rosebay Willow Herb
Photo by Ian Procter
09/07/14 Orchard  
Selfheal Date Location Comments
Selfheal
Photo by Ian Procter
06/06/14 Big Meadow  
Shepherd's Purse Date Location Comments
Shepherds Purse
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Big Meadow  
Slender Speedwell Date Location Comments
Slender Speedwell
Photo by Ian Procter
09/07/14 Big Meadow Bog  
Smooth Hawk's Beard Date Location Comments
Smooth Hawk's Beard
Photo by Ian Procter
11/06/14 Aldcliffe Road wall  
Snowdrop Date Location Comments
Snowdrop
Photo by Ian Procter
13/02/15 Orchard  
Spear Thistle Date Location Comments
Spear Thistle
Photo by Ian Procter
07/07/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Water Figwort Date Location Comments
Water Figwort
Photo by Ian Procter
02/06/14 Big Meadow bog  
Watercress Date Location Comments
Watercress
Photo by Ian Procter
08/06/14 Lucy Brook  
Welsh Poppy Date Location Comments
Welsh Poppy
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Pads footpath  
05/05/14 Pads footpath  
White Mustard Date Location Comments
White Mustard
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Pads footpath  
Wild Angelica Date Location Comments
Wild Angelica
Photo by Ian Procter
08/07/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Woody Nightshade Date Location Comments
Woody Nightshade
Photo by Ian Procter
20/06/14 Upper Sowerholme  
Yarrow Date Location Comments
Yarrow
Photo by Ian Procter
22/05/14 Fauna Stones  
Yellow Flag Iris Date Location Comments
Yellow Flag Iris
Photo by Ian Procter
25/05/14 Orchard wet area  
03/06/14 Hay Meadow Behind Cromwell’s Pond, by brook
Yellow Rattle Date Location Comments
Yellow Rattle
Photo by Ian Procter
27/05/14 Hay Meadow