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Flower Walk at Rock Edge, 21 May 2022


To celebrate World Biodiversity Day 2022, on Saturday 21 May Dr Judy Webb led two flower walks at Rock Edge for members of the Friends of Lye Valley.

Yellow-horned longbar moth on horse chestnut
Yellow-barred longhorn moth on horse chestnut

Looking at comfrey, bees, and cow parsley
Looking at comfrey, bees, and cow parsley

 

Rock Edge, 21 May 2022: Plants spotted on the Flower Walk for
World Biodiversity Day led by Dr Judy Webb

Common Name of Plants (including trees)

Scientific name (linked to Wikipedia entry)

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

Cherry Plum

Prunus cerasifera

Cocksfoot grass

Dactylis glomerata

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Common Knapweed

Centaurea nigra

Common Lime tree

Tilia x europaea

Common Vetch

Vicia sativa

Cow Parsley

Anthriscus sylvestris

Cowslip

Primula veris

Dove's foot crane's-bill

Geranium molle

Garlic Mustard

Alliaria petiolata

Germander speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys

Great Burnet

Sanguisorba officinalis

Green alkanet

Pentaglottis sempervirens

Hairy Oat-grass

Avenula pubescens

Hart's Tongue Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium

Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

Hedgerow Crane's bill

Geranium pyrenaicum

Herb Robert/Stinking Bob

Geranium robertianum

Horseshoe Vetch

Hippocrepis comosa

Jack go-to-bed-at-noon/Goatbeard

Tragopogon pratensis

Kidney Vetch

Anthyllis vulneraria

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas

Mouse Ear

Cerastium fontanum

Oxeye or Moon Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Red Horse Chestnut tree

Aesculus carnea

Ribwort Plantain

Plantago lanceolata

Small Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

Spindle tree

Euonymus europaeus

Swedish Whitebeam tree

Sorbus intermedia

Upright Brome grass

Bromopsis erecta

Variegated Yellow Archangel

Lamiastrum galeobdolon var argentatum

Wild Basil

Clinopodium vulgare

Wild Clary

Salvia verbenaca

Wild Marjoram

Origanum vulgare

Wild Strawberry

Fragaria vesca

Wood Avens/Herb Bennet

Geum urbanum

Yellow Rattle

Rhinanthus minor

Those on the walk also saw the Jurassic limestone on the former quarry pit and on the grass near Windmill Road the footprint of the wartime Rock Edge Municipal Restaurant that survived until 1956.

Tea under the horse chestnut treeThe walks ended with tea under the horse chestnut tree

Friends of Lye Valley, 2013–2022