Tottington Woodlanders

We are a registered charity which manages an area of ancient woodland next to the village of Small Dole near Henfield in West Sussex.

Botanical Survey 2015

Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)

Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)

This year we have included three Cants in the Botanical Survey.  They are in close proximity to each other, but differ dramatically in their makeup and the flora represented.  There is only one piece of coppiced woodland in the selection     (Cant B), which in fact has the lowest number of species.  This is almost certainly because the coppice stalls are given preference over other species, and consequently the diversity is reduced.  The pond with it’s associated aquatic and marginal plants has a wider selection of species.  However the meadows on the mounds to the East of the pond were the most abundant in species diversity.  By mowing the meadows annually and raking away the resultant hay the diversity of the mounds is spectacular.  The extra effort we put into controlling the Tall Meliot (Melilotus altissimus) has certainly paid dividends.

This is the first year we had completed the survey in-house.  Having previously relied heavily on the expertise of the Sussex Botanical Recording Society.  Being relative novices some species may have been omitted, but those which do appear have been recorded with a high level of confidence regarding accuracy.

The full list of species found are listed below.

Cant B: 78 Recordings

English Name Botanical Name
Fern, Hart’s-tongue Asplenium scolopendrium
Fern, Broad Buckler Dryopteris dilatata
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas
Fern, Hard Shield Polystichum aculeatum
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Anemone, Wood Anemone nemorosa
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Birch, Silver Betula pendula
False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum
Bittercress, Wavy Cardamine flexuosa
Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea luteniana
Thistle, Creeping Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Marsh Cirsium palustre
Hazel Corylus avellana
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Willowherb, Hoary Epilobium parviflorum
Willowherb, American Epilobium ciliatum
Willowherb, Great Epilobium hirsutum
Willowherb,Broad-leaved Epilobium montanum
Willowherb, Short-fruited Epilobium obscurum
Helleborine, Broad-leaved Epipactis helleborine
Spurge, Wood Euphorbia amygdaloides
Cleavers Galium aparine
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Herb Robert Geranium Robertianum
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Ivy Hedera helix
Oxtongue, Bristly Helminthotheca echioides
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Rush, Soft Juncus effusus
Nipplewort Lapsana communis
Privet, Wild Ligustrum vulgare
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus
Millet, Wood Milium effusum
Daffodil Narcissus agg.
Redshank Persicaria maculosa
Plantain, Greater Plantago major
Meadowgrass, Annual Poa annua
Strawberry, Barren Potentilla sterilis
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Fleabane, Common Pulicaria dysenterica
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Buttercup, Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens
Currant, Red Ribes rubrum
Rose, Dog Rosa canina
Bramble Rubus fruiticosus agg.
Dock, Wood Rumex sanguineus
Willow Goat Salix caprea
Sanicle Sanicula europaea
Figwort, Common Scrophularia nodosa
Ragwort, Common Senecio jacobaea
Campion, Red Silene dioica
Sowthistle, Prickly Sonchus asper
Sowthistle, Smooth Sonchus oleraceus
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea
Dandelion Tarax agg.
Yew Taxus baccata
Nettle, Common Urtica dioica
Rose, Guelder Virburnum opulus
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Violet, Common Dog Viola riviniana
Apple, Crab Malus sylvestris
Fescue, Giant Fesctuca gigantea

 

 

The Pond: 106 Recordings

English Name Botanical Name
Angelica, Wild Angelica sylvestris
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Bartsia, Red Odentites vernus
Beech Fagus sylvatica
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Birch, Silver Betula pendula
Bittercress, Hairy Cardamine hirsuta
Bittercress, Wavy Cardamine flexuosa
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg.
Bryony, Black Tamus communis
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Bulrush Typha latifolia
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens
Buttercup, Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus
Catsear Hypochaeris radicata
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera
Chickweed, Common Stellaria media
Cinquefoil, Creeping Potentilla reptans
Cleavers Galium aparine
Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia
Daisy Bellis perennis
Daisy, Ox Eye Leucanthemum vulgare
Dandelion Tarax agg.
Dock, Wood Rumex sanguineus
Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea lutetiana
False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum
Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense
Field Maple Acer campestre
Figwort, Common Scrophularia nodosa
Fleabane, Common Pulicaria dysenterica
Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus
Hard Shield Fern Polysticum aculateum
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Heliotrope, Winter Petasites fragrans
Helleborine, Broad-leaved Epipactis helleborine
Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Iris, Turkish Iris orientalis
Iris, Yellow Iris pseudacorus
Ivy Hedera helix
Ivy, Ground Glechoma hederacea
Knapweed, Common Centaurea nigra
Large Bindweed Calystegia silvatica
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Meadowgrass, Annual Poa annua
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Melilot, Tall Melilotus altissimus
Nettle, Common Urtica dioica
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Orchid, Common Spotted Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Oxtongue, Bristly Helminthotheca echioides
Plantain, Ribwort Plantago lanceolata
Pondweed, Broad-leaved Potamogeton natans
Poplar, Black Populus Nigra
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Privet, Wild Ligustrum vulgare
Ragwort, Hoary Senecio erucifolius
Rose, Dog Rosa canina
Rose, Guelder Viburnum opulus
Rush, Compact Juncus conglomeratus
Rush, Hard Juncus inflexus
Rush, Soft Juncus effusus
Sedge, Glaucus Carex Flacca
Sedge, Lesser Pond Carex acutiformis
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Silverweed Potentilla anserina
Sowthistle, Prickly Sonchus asper
Speedwell, Germander Veronica chamaedrys
Spindle Euonymus europaeus
Spurge Laurel Daphne laureola
Spurge, Wood Euphorbia amygdaloides
St. John’s-wort, Hairy Hypericum hirsutum
St. John’s-wort, Perforate Hypericum perforatum
St. John’s-wort, Square Stalked Hypericum tetrapterum
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea
Strawberry, Barren Potentilla sterillis
Strawberry, Wild Fragaria vesca
Tare, Smooth Vicia tetrasperma
Teasle, Wild Dipsacus fullonum
Thistle, Creeping Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Marsh Cirsium palustre
Traveller’s Joy Clematis vitalba
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Vetch, Common Vicia sativa segetalis
Violet, Common Dog Viola riviniana
Willow, Goat Salix caprea
Willow, Golden Salix alba ver. Vitellina
Willowherb, Hoary Epilobium parviflorum
Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa
Wood-rush, Heath Luzula multiflora ssp. Congesta
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica
Yew Taxus baccata
Sorbus intermedia agg

 

The Mounds: 117 Recordings

English Name Botanical Name
Apple, Crab Malus sylvestris
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Bartsia, Red Odentites vernus
Basil, Wild Clinopodium vulgare
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Birch, Silver Betula pendula
Bittercress, Wavy Cardamine flexuosa
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bramble Rubus fruiticosus agg.
Bryony, Black Tamus communis
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens
Buttercup, Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus
Campion, Red Silene dioica
Carrot, Wild Daucus carota carota
Catsear Hypochaeris radicata
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Centaury, Common Centaurium erythraea
Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera
Cinquefoil, Creeping Potentilla reptans
Cleavers Galium aparine
Clover, Red Trifolium pratense
Clover, White Trifolium repens
Cock’s-foot Dactylis glomerata
Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
Cranesbill, Dovesfoot Geranium molle
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia
Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis
Daisy Bellis perennis
Daisy, Ox eye Leucanthemum vulgare
Dandelion Tarax agg.
Dock, Wood Rumex sanguineus
Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea luteniana
Eyebright Euphrasia agg.
False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum
Fern, Hart’s-tongue Asplenium scolopendrium
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas
Fern, Scaly Male-fern Dryopteris affinis
Figwort, Common Scrophularia nodosa
Flax, Fairy Linum catharticum
Fleabane, Common Pulicaria dysenterica
Gorse Ulex europaeus
Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus
Hawkweed Hieracium agg.
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Helleborine, Broad-leaved Epipactis helleborine
Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum
Herb Robert Geranium Robertianum
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Ivy Hedera helix
Ivy, Ground Glechoma hederacea
Knapweed, Common Centaurea nigra
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Maple, Field Acer campestre
Meadowgrass, Annual Poa annua
Meadowgrass, Rough Poa trivialis
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Medick, Black Medicago, lupulina
Melilot, Tall Melilotus altissimus
Moschatel Adoxa moschatelina
Mouse-ear, Common Cerastium fontanum
Nettle, Common Urtica dioica
Nipplewort Lapsana communis
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Orchid, Common Spotted Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Orchid, Pyramidal Anacamptis pyramidalis
Oxtongue, Bristly Helminthotheca echioides
Plantain, Ribwort Plantago lanceolata
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Privet, Garden Ligustrum ovalifolium
Ragwort, Hoary Senecio erucifolius
Rose, Dog Rosa canina
Rose, Guelder Virburnum opulus
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Rush, Compact Juncus conglomeratus
Rush, Hard Juncus inflexus
Sedge, Glaucus Carex flacca
Sedge, Hairy Carex hirta
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Silverweed Potentilla anserina
Soft-brome Bromus hordeaceus
Sowthistle, Prickly Sonchus asper
Speedwell, Germander Veronica chmaedrys
Spindle Euonymous europaeus
Spurge, Wood Euphorbia amygdaloides
St. John’s-wort, Hairy Hypericum hirsutum
St. John’s-wort, Perforate Hypericum perforatum
St. John’s-wort, Square Stalked Hypericum tetrapterum
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea
Strawberry, Barren Potentilla sterilis
Strawberry, Wild Fragaria vesca
Tare, Smooth Vicia tetrasperma
Teasle, Wild Dipsacus fullonus
Thistle, Creeping Cirsium arvense
Thistle, Marsh Cirsium palustre
Trefoil, Common Birdsfoot Lotus corniculatus
Twayblade, Common Neottia ovata
Vernal-grass, Sweet Anthoxanthum odoratum
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Vetch, Common Vicia sativa segetalis
Violet, Common Dog Viola riviniana
Violet, Sweet Viola odorata
Willow Goat Salix caprea
Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa
Wood-rush, Heath Luzula multiflora ssp. Congesta
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica
Yellow-wort Blackstonia perfoliata
Yorkshire-fog Holcus lanatus

 

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