Wanstead Flats - Plant List - Part 3

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Note : "Stace" indicates the page number of the plant in Stace 2nd Edition

p = Previous (Historical) record; COL = City of London Cemetery; EF = Essex Flora

 

Stace
Species
Common Name
Location
758
Butomus umbellatus Flowering Rush H1, Some patches in Angel Pond 12/09/00
762
Elodea canadensis Canadian Pondweed F2/3, Dames Road Pond 05/07/76; H1 Angel Pond 21/08/79; Jubilee Pond, 22/06/10; Alexandra Lake, 30/06/10
772
Potamogeton crispus Curled Pondweed F2/3, Dames Road pond, abundant 21/08/79; Jubilee Pond, 22/06/10
780
Lemna minor Common Duckweed L2/3 in Alexandra Lake, 17/08/2016 (Wanless 2003, F2 or F3 in Jubilee Pond)
784
Juncus squarossus Heath Rush I3, by track south of plantation (EF: 48 Wanstead Flats)
784
Juncus tenuis Slender Rush L2 by south side of Alexandra Lake on sandhills 24/08/04
785
Juncus bufonius Toad Rush F4, Cat and Dog Pond 21/08/79; H1, dried edge of Angel Pond, 02/10/80; H4 in marshy area, 21/08/79; K3 north edge of lake, 28/09/80; L2 at edge of lake
788
Juncus acutiflorus Sharp-flowered Rush H5 Marsh, 21/08/79
788
Juncus articulatus Jointed Rush F4, in Cat and Dog Pond; H5, marsh area, 21/08/79; L2, small amount on dried up south edge of Alexandra Lake, 29/09/80
790
Juncus conglomeratus Compact Rush F3/4 marsh; G3 ditch
790
Juncus inflexus Hard Rush H5, marsh, 21/08/79; ; K3 two large patches at west end of Alexandra Lake, 29/12/04; F2 at south end of Jubilee Pond, 27/07/08
790
Juncus effusus Soft Rush F4 H1, plentiful over much of muddy Angel Pond, 01/09/93; H5 K3 L2 L3; F2 or F3 bank of Model Yacht Pond, August 2000; F2, F3 edge of Jubilee Pond 17/09/04
791
Luzula campestris Field Wood-rush I4, one clump by Long Wood, on path between wood and pitches; M2 one clump in rough grass, 10/04/81; N2, rough grass north of bandstand site
796
Eleocharis palustris Common Spike-rush H1 two or three plants in south-west corner of Angel Pond, 21/08/79; many plants by the pond in 2008; plentiful 2016
797
Scirpus maritimus Sea Club-rush F2/3 Jubilee Pond 16/08/05
801
Cyperus longus Galingale L2 One patch on south bank of Alexandra Lake below sandhills 20/08/04; present 2007; not seen in 2016
801
Cyperus eragrostis Pale Galingale F2 by east edge of Jubilee Pond on 26/07/2008
811
Carex otrubae False Fox-sedge F2/3 a patch at east edge of Jubilee Pond, 1 August 2008
811
Carex spicata Spiked Sedge F2 by south end of Jubilee Pond, amongst Pendulous Sedge, on 26/07/2008
811
Carex divulsa Grey Sedge H4/5 a single patch at bottom of slope, known for some years by Roger Snook; present 11/04/2007
814 Carex remota Remote Sedge K1/2, in the hedge between Capel Road and the Flats, 31/05/2017
814
Carex ovalis Oval Sedge I/J3, just south of plantation, 14/06/1987
815
Carex hirta Hairy Sedge G5 near Lake House Road, 03/06/79; L/M2 opposite Golden Fleece P.H., 17/05/1992
816
Carex pseudocyperus Cyperus Sedge F2 south edge of Jubilee Pond 17/09/04 (planted)
816
Carex pendula Pendulous Sedge F2 south edge of Jubilee Pond 17/09/04 (planted)
822
Carex nigra Common Sedge M8 marsh area
840
Nardus stricta Mat Grass H3 H4 (EF: 39-86, 40-86)
844
Festuca pratensis Meadow Fescue On the bank by Aldersbrook Road, 17/04/1977
845
Festuca rubra Red Fescue K/L2, abundant south of Alexandra Lake
849
Festuca ovina Sheep's Fescue K2 south of Lake, 02/07/1979
849
Festuca filiformis Fine-leaved Sheep's Fescue F6 K/L2 I3 I4
850
Festuca [longifolia] Hard Fescue L2, south east of Alexandra Lake, 08/06/77
852
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-Grass L1 by Capel Road; by Jubilee Pond, 27/07/08
853 Vulpia bromoides Squirreltail Fescue G/H5, NE corner of Aldersbrook Flats
854
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's-tail F6 south of Bush Wood; H4 spring area; L2
858
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass Common on track edges, etc.
858
Poa pratensis Smooth Meadow-grass K2/3, south east of lake, 13/06/77
858
Poa trivialis Rough Meadow-grass K2/3, rough grassland south-east of lake, 08/06/77
859
Poa nemoralis Wood Meadow-grass M2, by trees east of Alexandra Lake, 11/05/77
859
Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot Common
862
Glyceria maxima Reed sweet-grass N6 marsh area, 19/06/77; F2 or F3 bank of Model Yacht Pond, August 2000; F2 or F3 bank of Model Yacht Pond, August 2000;
863
Glyceria fluitans Floating Sweet-grass H1 edge of Angel Pond, 21/08/79
864
Arrhenatherum elatius Tall or False Oat-grass M1, by Capel Road-side
865
Avena fatua Wild Oat I1 Capel Road ditch outcast, opposite No. 37, 05/08/79
866
Avena sativa Common Oat I1, outcast in ditch opposite 37 Capel Road, 50/08/79
866
Trisetum flavescens Yellow Oat-grass H5 below gorse bushes near spring, 10/7/79
867
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass Common
868
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog Common
868
Holcus mollis Creeping Soft-grass K2 K3
868
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair-grass J3, south of 1953 plantation, common, 10/06/77
869
Aira praecox Early Hair-grass H5, on gravelly path leading west from spring; K/L,2/3 gravel south-east of sandhills
874
Agrostis gigantea Black Bent L1 ditch, 08/07/79
874
Agrostis capillaris Common or Fine bent K2 L2 south of lake, dominant.
874
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent H5 marsh, 10/07/79
880
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail L2, and common elsewhere
883
Phleum pratense Timothy L2, common.
883
Phleum bertolonii Smaller Cat's-tail H4/5 near spring; L1 north of Capel Road ditch
885
Bromus hordeaceus ssp. hordeaceus Soft Brome M6
887
Zerna erecta Upright Brome H5 near spring; J2/3 grassland; L1 ditch of Capel Road, 30/06/79; G/H5 in rough grassland, 22/06/09
888
Anisantha sterilis Barren Brome M1, abundant by Capel Road-side; N2 by COL wall and roadsides
892
Elytrigia repens ssp. repens Couch K/L1 scattered along edge of Flats, 20/06/79
895
Hordeum murinum Wall Barley I4 Long Wood; scattered, particularly by roadsides; F2 or F3 bank of Model Yacht Pond, August 2000
897
Hordeum secalinum Meadow Barley  
895
Hordeum distichon Two-rowed Barley I1, outcast opposite 37 Capel Road, 05/08/79
895
Hordeum vulgare Six-rowed barley K2, outcast in ditch by Capel Road, 3/7/77
898
Triticum aestivum Bread Wheat G4, by Centre Road pavement, west side, 13/07/81; I1, ditch opposite 37 Capel Road on 05/08/79
899
Danthonia decumbens Heath Grass I4 (409-866) a few clumps near Genista anglica, 16/07/81 (EF: 40-86)
900
Phragmites australis Common Reed Jubilee Pond, 11/08/07
900
Molinia caeulea subsp. caerulea Purple Moor-grass K2/3 south of Alexandra Lake; G4 (EF: 40-86 Wanstead Flats)
918
Zea mays Maize K2/3 south of Alexandra Lake; G4, a single plant on 02/11/06
921
Typha angustifolia Lesser Reedmace F2/3, By Jubilee Pond
921
Typha latifolia Great Reedmace E3, in Cat and Dog Pond, 2015 (Wanless 2003, E3, small stands grow around the margin of Cat and Dog Pond)
926 Kniphofia sp. Red-hot Poker In ditch by Capel Road, opp. No. 197, 26/05/2017
931
Ornithogalum angustifolium Star-of-Bethlehem H5, bank at east edge of Centre Road, 05/05/80; in the same area, but apparently many more plants, on 23/04/2014
934
Hyacinthus orientalis Hyacinth N2, by Aldersbrook Road, 27/04/79
934 Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell M2, corner of Manor Park Flats, 06/05/2021
934
Hyacinthoides hispanica Spanish Bluebell K2 opposite 118 Capel Road, 19/05/77; Scattered in various locations, from roadsides to more central parts.
934
Chionodoxa forbesii Glory-of-the-snow H5, one plant only in grass beneath trees in the woody area of the N.W. corner of the square, by the left-hand side of the path leading from blackthorn bush to Aldersbrook Road.
938
Allium triquetrum Three-cornered Garlic F4, a large clump by house fence at north edge of Lake House Road, Garden outcast, 03/06/79; K2 by Capel Road, 24/03/06
940
Allium vineale Crow Garlic G5, 1980's; H2 H3 H5, large areas on 30/04/92; K2, two clumps in rough grassland
941
Tristagma uniflorum Spring Starflower G/H4, two adjacent clumps by Centre Roadside and in ditch, 14/04/07; still present 2009
943
Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop F5, five or six flowers near Lake House Rd at back of houses, 01/04/78; E3 in wood near changing rooms 03/02/05
945
Narcissus spp. Hybrid Daffodils F8; G4/5, "broomfields" area, some scattered plants; G7; J2/3 north-west corner of East Copse in ditch, looks like N. pseudonarcissus, 02/04/81; N2 by roadside
954
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris L2, S.W. corner of the east island on Alexander Lake. Two adjacent patches, one distinctly taller than the other.
954
Iris foetidissima Stinking Iris F4, a single plant very close to the Crataegus pedicellata shrub at west corner of junction of Lake House Road and Belgrave Wayleave, found in 2003 by Fred Wanless; with fruit 26/10/04
955
Crocus sp. (nudiflorus) Autumn Crocus I2; L3, well established patch of about six flowers in wood north of lake, 31/10/79; Twelve flowers in same position 14/10/80 (possibly C. speciosus?) Thirty plus flowers on 08/10/95. Not seen in 2007
956
Crocus tommasinianus Early Crocus H5, in grass east side of Centre Road near "onion patch", 03/03/78;18/03/79; G2, Sidney Road Copse near bend 17/02/02
956
Crocus vernus / C. purpureus Spring Crocus H5, in grass east side of Centre Road near "onion patch", 03/03/78;18/03/79; by Sidney Road
958
Crocus spp. (C. x stellaris) (C.aureus) Yellow Garden Crocus I1, one flower by west edge of tree opposite. 37 Capel Road, 18/03/78 - 17/03/79, still present (3 flowers) 11/02/05; E3, two clumps by Harrow Road 03/02/05
962
Cordyline australis Cabbage-palm p. J4, a specimen planted about 2006/2007 by Aldersbrook Road-side was flourishing in 2008, but was destroyed by a car in 2009

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The following is a list of species that I have not personally found, but have either been reported to me or I have found by research.

 G = Gibson's Flora of Essex, 1862; EF = Flora of Essex, Jermyn ST; CC = Epping Forest Conservation Centre record.

Stace
Species
Common Name
Location
139
Chenopodium rubrum Red Goosefoot Wanless 2003, F2, F3, scattered plants around margins of Jubilee Pond
268 Teesdalia nudicaulis Shepherd's Cress Foster; The Flora of Essex, 1862. "In an old gravel pit on Epping Forest, not far from Ilford near the gate opposite East Ham Lane."
301 Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel Wanless 2003, F2 two plants by S. edge of Jubilee Pond
451 Oenothera (glazioviana) Large-flowered Evening Primrose Wanless 2003, L2 one plant in pond dipping area of Jubilee Pond
605 Veronica agrestis Field Speedwell Wanless 2003, F2 pond dipping area of Jubilee Pond
641 Jasione montana Sheep's-bit J. Freeman 1862, The Stratford Flora Forest. "Bog"
869 Aira caryophyllea Silver Hair-grass Snook, pre 2010, unknown location (personal correspondence)
879
Apera spica-venti Loose Silky Bent EF: 40-86 Wanstead Flats; BEC.,1945 rep, 73
882 Alopecurus aequalis Orange Foxtail Wanless 2003, F2 and F3 between peninsular and pond dipping area of Jubilee Pond

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