Wild-flowers and other plants of Manor Park Cemetery

This list of plants found in Manor Park Cemetery includes a few plants that have been deliberately introduced, but that appear to be naturalised to some extent. It also includes trees, some of which are obviously specimen plantings. There are also some ornamental shrubs included, as these may well prove to be valuable resources for other life forms, such as invertebrates.

It should be noted that this area has not been frequently visited for the purpose of recording plants, and that some of the records date back to 1977. Since then, much of the 'wilder' areas of the cemetery have been tidied up and used for burials. Similarly, a large wood - mainly of sycamore - in the north-west corner has been felled. SE of the chapel, a wooded area has been designated for "woodland burials".

for Birds, click HERE;  for other wildlife, click HERE; for some information about the cemetery itself, click HERE

The sequence of plants in the list follows the nomenclature of Stace 2nd Edition and the page numbers which refer to a particular species are indicated by 'Stace'

 

Stace

Scientific Name

Common Name

Date and Area found

20 Pteridium aquilinum Bracken 07/01/2016, SE area near railway
33 Dryopteris filix-mas Male Fern  
103 Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy L1, East end of rough land near houses, 27/6/77; 16/07/96 grass at N. edge
103 Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Rough grass in N.E. and S.W. of the cemy. 27/6/77
117 Urtica dioica var. angustifolia Nettle 27/06/77; 16/07/96
122 Quercus cerris Turkey Oak 08/10/2015 in south part of cemetery
122 Quercus ilex Holm Oak 28/01/2016, SW area G
124 Betula pendula Silver Birch 07/01/2016, S. edge near railway
127 Corylus avellana Hazel A multi-stemmed tree in flower 07/01/2016 near railway
123 Quercus robur English Oak 27/06/77; 16/07/96 seedlings common
144 Atriplex patula Common Orache 29/07/77
144 Atriplex hastata Spear-leaved Orache 29/07/77; 16/07/96 S. edge near railway
162 Stellaria media Common Chickweed K2 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
176 Silene alba White Campion 27/06/77; 16/07/96
177 Silene dioica Red Campion 27/06/77; 16/07/96
183 Polygonum persicaria Red Shank 27/06/77; 16/07/96 near Road by E. gate
186 Polygonum aviculare Knotgrass 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
186 Polygonum cuspidatum Japanese Knotweed K1 27/06/77; 16/07/96 particularly S. edge; 07/01/2016 evidence of poisoning
190 Rumex acetosella Sheep's Sorrel 27/06/77; 16/07/96 S.edge
194 Rumex crispus Curled Dock 27/06/77
195 Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
207 Hypericum perforatum Perforate St. John's Wort 29/07/77; 16/07/2016
210 Tilia x europaea (x vulgaris) Common Lime A line along N. edge near gardens
212 Malva sylvestris Mallow 27/06/77; 16/07/96 SW corner and NW corner and elsewhere
226 Populus sp. Poplar 28/01/2016, a few trees in areas G and E
250 Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard 27/06/77
250 Sisymbrium officinale Hedge Mustard 27/06/77; 16/07/96 S. edge near railway
250 Sisymbrium altissimum Tall Rocket 27/06/77
258 Armoracia rusticana Horse Radish 16/07/96 NW corner
259 Cardamine hirsuta Hairy Bitter-cress 07/01/2016, SE area
267 Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's Purse 27/6/77; 16/07/96
273 Coronopus didymus Lesser Swine-cress 16/07/96 NW corner
313 Sedum acre Wall Pepper 27/06/77
(320) Hamamelis japonica Witch Hazel 23/02/2010 planted as an ornamental
335 Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble 27/06/77; 16/07/96
344 Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil 16/07/96 Lawn at crnr of Centre Drive/Cornwell Crescent, W end.
346 Geum urbanum Wood Avens 07/01/2016
365 Prunus avium Wild Cherry K1 one large tree, many suckers 1981; some trees in "wild" area E. of offices, 28/01/2016
370 Sorbus aucuparia Rowan 16/07/96 seedling between graves S. edge
397 Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn 27/06/77; 16/07/96
401 Robinia pseudoacacia Locust Tree 27/06/77; 16/07/96 suckering at N edge by houses
411 Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch 29/06/77; 16/07/96 rough area N edge
412 Vicia hirsuta Hairy Tare 27/06/77
412 Vicia sativa Common Vetch 27/06/77
414 Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling 29/07/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
415 Lathyrus latifolius Broad-Leaved Pea 29/06/77; 16/07/96
417 Melilotus alba White Melilot 29/06/77
419 Melilotus officinalis Common Melilot 27/06/77
420 Medicago lupulina Black Medick 27/06/77; 16/07/96 open ground N. edge
425 Trifolium repens White Clover 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
427 Trifolium pratense Red Clover 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
432 Laburnum anagyroides Common Laburnum +
435 Sarothamnus scoparius Broom 27/06/77; 16/07/96 S. edge by railway
448 Chamaenerion angustifolium Rosebay Willow-herb 29/06/77
456 Ilex aquifolium Holly 29/06/77; 16/07/96
461 Euphorbia peplus Petty Spurge 29/06/77
470 Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore 27/06/77; 16/07/96
480 Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Cranesbill 16/07/96
482 Geranium molle Dove's-Foot Cranesbill  
482 Geranium pusillum Small-flowered Cranesbill 27/06/77
490 Hedera helix Ivy K2 29/06/77; 16/07/96
501 Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley K2, 27/06/77
504 Aegopodium podagraria Ground Elder 29/06/77
506 Foeniculum vulgare Fennel 16/07/96 NW corner
507 Conium maculatum Hemlock 27/06/77
515 Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed 29/06/77
525 Vinca sp. Periwinkle 07/01/2016
531 Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet 27/06/77; 16/07/96
531 Solanum nigrum Black Nightshade 16/07/96 NW corner
534 Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
535 Calystegia sepium silvatica Great Bindweed 27/06/77; 16/07/96 N. edge of Cornwell Crescent
560 Lamium album White Dead-nettle 29/06/77
562 Lamium purpureum Red Dead-Nettle 27/06/77; 16/07/96 grass by E. edge; 07/01/2016
583 Plantago major Great Plantain 27/06/77
584 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain 27/06/77; 16/07/96 by E. gate and elsewhere
586 Fraxinus excelsior Ash 16/07/96 Seedlings in various locations eg S. edge
594 Pawlonia tomentosa Foxglove Tree A small tree towards S. edge
598 Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-leaved Toadflax 07/01/2016, a plant on a grave SE of chapel
599 Linaria purpurea Purple Toadflax 27/06/77
599 Linaria vulgaris Common Toadflax 27/06/77
600 Digitalis purpurea Foxglove 27/06/77; 16/07/96 N. side of Cornwell Crescent and N. edge by houses
604 Veronica arvensis Wall Speedwell 07/01/2016
605 Veronica persica Common Field Speedwell 07/01/2016
605 Veronica hederifolia Ivy Speedwell  
649 Galium aparine Cleavers 27/06/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
651 Sambucus nigra Elder 27/06/77
674 Arctium minus Lesser Burdock 29/07/77; 16/07/96 NW corner
676 Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle 29/06/77; 16/07/96 grass near E. wall
678 Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle 27/06/77; 16/07/96
686 Hypochoeris radicata Common Cat's-ear 27/06/77; 16/07/96 grass by E. wall
690 Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce 29/07/77; 16/07/96
690 Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-thistle 27/06/77; 16/07/96 grass near E. wall
690 Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle 16/07/96 NW crnr
699 Taraxacum officinale Dandelion 27/06/77; 07/01/2016
705 Hieracium spp. Leafy Hawkweed 16/07/96 S edge by Railway
719 Solidago canadensis Canadian Golden Rod 29/07/77; 16/07/96
720 Aster sp. Michaelmas Daisy 29/07/77
725 Conyza canadensis Canadian Fleabane 29/07/77
728 Bellis perennis Daisy 07/01/2016; widespread on lawns
728 Chrysanthemum parthenium Feverfew 16/07/96 By NW wall
729 Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort 29/06/77; 16/07/96 SE corner
732 Achillea millefolium Yarrow 27/06/77; 16/07/96; 07/01/2016
735 Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Ox-eye Daisy 27/06/77
736 Matricaria matricarioides Pineapple Mayweed 27/06/77; 16/07/96 N edge
736 Tripleurospermum maritimum Scentless Mayweed 29/07/77; 16/07/96 S. edge near Railway
736 Matricaria recutita Scented Mayweed 27/06/77
740 Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort 16/07/96 S. grass area; 07/01/2016
740 Senecio squalidus Oxford Ragwort 27/06/77; 16/07/96 E end
740 Senecio vulgaris Groundsel 10/04/81; 16/07/96; 07/01/2016
751 Ballota nigra Black Horehound 29/07/77; 16/07/96 wall by E. gate
776 Trachycarpus fortunei Chusan Palm 28/01/2016; two trees planted withing enclosure area C; one planted by Manor Avenue nearby in MA
852 Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-Grass 29/06/77; 16/07/96
858 Poa annua Annual Meadow Grass 29/06/77
858 Poa trivialis var. parviflora Rough Meadow Grass  
859 Dactylis glomerata Cock's-Foot 27/06/77
868 Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog 27/06/77; 16/07/96
864 Arrhenatherum elatius Tall or False Oat-grass 27/06/77; 16/07/96 S. edge
895 Hordeum murinum Wall Barley 27/06/77; 16/07/96
926 Crepis vesicaria ssp. taraxacifolia Beaked Hawk's-beard  
934 Endymion non-scriptus Bluebell 29/06/77; 16/07/96
935 Muscari sp. Grape Hyacinth 07/01/2016, in flower on graves
943 Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop 28/01/2016, a small bunch in SE area
945 Narcissus spp. Hybrid Daffodils 10/04/81
956 Crocus tommasinianus Early Crocus 28/01/2016, groups in SW areas H and G and elsewhere

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