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 Report 2017

Burberry Uk Outlet as s=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-893″ src=”Ramsons-300×174.jpg” alt=”Ramsons” width=”300″ height=”174″ /> A number of factors conspired against us this year, resulting in an almost certain under recording of the Botanical Survey for 2017.  The fact that we decided to record three  instead of our usual two, particularly given the time constraints imposed by planning the Heavy Horse day and a new walk leaflet, was a mistake.  The weather did not help and a couple of planned visits were rained off.  The terrain was also against us in Cant Cheap Vans Shoes C, because the ground flora, particularly Brambles (Rubus fruticosus) and Roses, had grown to such an extent that the area was largely impenetrable for much of the year.  Consequently can’t c is probably significantly underreported.

Despite the difficulties we did have one particularly good find, in Ramsons (Allium ursinum).  Surprisingly this common woodland plant has not previously been recorded in the LNR.  It is found in other local sites such as Woolstonbury and the Downs-Link, so it has always seemed odd have it absent in Tottington Wood.  Initially we thought somebody had planted it, but this is unlikely because it is hidden under a Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), which would have made planting an awkward and hazardous affair.

Beyond the formal surveying there are a couple of bits of good and bad news.  The smaller Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) reshowing distinct symptoms  of AshDie Back, which is caused by the pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (formerly known as Parajumpers Jacka Online Chalara fraxinea).  This issue seems set to get worse.  (See the members Autumn Newsletter 2016, for more information on this or visit the Forestry Commission website:  .  On a more positive not we appear to be winning the battle with Tall Melilot (Melilotus altissimus) on the meadow mounds.  Again this year a work party spent an evening cutting Melilot before it could seed. Followed by a very welcome pint in The Fox.  By employing this management technique we appear to be reducing the Melilot allowing a more balanced meadow flora.

The three cants formally recorded this year were C, D, and Q/R.  As described above Cant C proved a challenge physically.  The total recorded numbers for each Cant are; C = 74, D = 85,  Q/R = 47.  Historically there has been a paucity of botanical species in Q/R, this is probably due the the excessive shade cast by the densely packed standard trees.  Over the winter a number of trees were felled and it will be interesting to see how much the botanical profile changes as a result.  The Parajumpers Jacka Billigt full listings for each Cant will be displayed below.

Cant C

Common Name Scientific Name
Anemone, Wood Anemone nemorosa
Angelica, Wild Angelica sylvestris
Apple, Crab Malus sylvestris
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Birch, Silver Betula pendula
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bracken Pteridium aquilinum
Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg.
Brome, Barren Anisantha sterilis
Brome, False Brachypodium sylvaticum
Bryony, Black Tamus communis
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens
Campion, Red Silene dioica
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Cleavers Galium aparine
Cock’s-foot Dactylis glomerata
Dandelion Taraxacum agg.
Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea lutetiana
Fern, Broad Buckler Dryopteris dilatata
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas
Figwort, Common Scrophularia nodosa
Hair-grass, Tufted Deschampsia cespitosa
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Helleborine, Broad-leaved Epipactis helleborine
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Ivy Hedera helix
Ivy, Ground Glechoma hederacea
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Maple, Field Acer campestre
Meadow Grass, Rough Poa trivialis
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Nettle, Common Urtica dioica
Nipewort Lapsana communis
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Orchid, Common Spotted Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Orchid, Early-purple Orchis mascula
Plantain, Greater Plantago major
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Ragwort, Common Senecio jacobaea
Rose, Field Rosa arvensis
Sanicle Sanicula europaea
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum multiflorum
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 sterilis
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus
Thistle, Marsh Cirsium palustre
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Violet, common Dog Viola riviniana
Willow, Goat Salix caprea
Willowherb, American Epilobium ciliatum
Willowherb, Broad-leaved Epilobium montanum
Willowherb, Great Epilobium hirsutum
Willowherb, Hoary Epilobium parviflorum
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica
Yew Taxus baccata
Yorkshire-fog Holcus lanatus

 

Cant D

Common Name Scientific Name
Anemone, Wood Anemone nemorosa
Angelica, Wild Angelica sylvestris
Apple, Crab Malus sylvestris
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Beech Fagus sylvatica
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Birch, Silver Betula pendula
Bittercress, Wavy Cardamine flexuosa
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg.
Brome, False Brachypodium sylvaticum
Bryony, Black Tamus communis
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Burdock, Greater Arctium lappa
Buttercup, Creeping Ranunculus repens
Buttercup, Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus
Campion, Red Silene dioica
Catsear Hypochaeris radicata
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Chestnut, Horse Aesculus hippocastanum
Cleavers Galium aparine
Daffodil Narcissus agg.
Dandelion Taraxacum agg.
Dock, Clustered Rumex conglomeratus
Dock. Wood Rumex sanguineus
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea lutetiana
Fern Broad Buckler Dryopteris dilatata
Fern, Hart’s-tongue Asplenium scolopendrium
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas
Figwort, Common Scrophularia nodosa
Gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa
Groundsel Senecio vulgaris
Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus
Hair-grass, Tufted Deschampsia cespitosa
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Honeysuckle, Wilson’s Lonicera nitida
Ivy Hedera helix
Ivy, Ground Glechoma hederacea
Laurel, Portugal Prunus lusitanica
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Maple, Field Acer campestre
Meadow Grass, Annual Poa annua
Meadow Grass, Rough Poa trivialis
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina
Nettle, Common Urtica dioica
Niplewort Lapsana communis
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Parsley, Cow Anthriscus sylvestris
Plantain, Greater Plantago major
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Privet, Wild Ligustrum vulgare
Ramsons Allium ursinum
Red Currant Ribes rubrum
Rose, dog Rosa canina
Rose, Field Rosa arvensis
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Sanicle Sanicula europaea
Sedge, Pendulous Carex pendula
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Sowthistle, Smooth Sonchus oleraceus
Speedwell, Germander Veronica chamaedrys
Speedwell, Wood Veronica montana
Spurge, Wood Euphorbia amygdaloides
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea
Strawberry, Barren Potentilla sterilis
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus
Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Violet, Common Dog Viola riviniana
Water-dropwort, Hemlock Oenanthe crocata
Willow, Goat Salix caprea
Willowherb, Great Epilobium hirsutum
Woundwort, Hedge Stachys sylvatica
Yew Taxus baccata

 

Cant Q/R

Common Name Scientific Name
Anemone, Wood Anemone nemorosa
Apple, Crab Malus sylvestris
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Avens, Wood Geum urbanum
Birch, Downy Betula pubescens
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bramble Rubus fruticosus agg.
Brome, Barren Anisantha sterilis
Bryony, Black Tamus communis
Bugle Ajuga reptans
Buttercup, Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus
Celendine, Lesser Ficaria verna
Cock’s-foot Dactylis glomerata
Dandelion Taraxacum agg.
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea lutetiana
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas
Hawthorn, Common Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn, Midland Crataegus laevigata
Hazel Corylus avellana
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Holly Ilex aquifolium
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Ivy Hedera helix
Ivy, Groound Glechoma hederacea
Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum
Maple, Field Acer campestre
Meadow Grass, Annual Poa annua
Meadow Grass, Rough Poa trivialis
Millet, Wood Milium effusum
Oak, Pedunculate Quercus robur
Orchid, Early-purple Orchis mascula
Plantain, Greater Plantago major
Polypody Polypodium vulgare
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Privet, Wild Ligustrum vulgare
Rose, Field Rosa arvensis
Sanicle Sanicula europaea
Sedge, Pendulous Carex pendula
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Spindle Euonymus europaeus
Spurge-laurel Daphne laureola
Stitchwort, Greater Stellaria holostea
Vetch, Bush Vicia sepium
Willow, Goat Salix caprea

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