Wanstead Park - Plant List - Part 1

In "Stace" the numbers indicate the page number of the plant in Stace 2nd Edition

In "Location", letters and figures relate to a grid used for recording purposes.

HP = Heronry Pond; OW = Ornamental Water; PP = Perch Pond; SOM = Shoulder of Mutton Pond

Reords in brackets are historical records, as follows:

CC = Epping Forest Conservation Centre

EF = Flora of Essex (Jermyn)

L1941 = Recorded by Gulielma Lister in her paper of 1941 (see here)

PEM = Passmore Edwards Museum

 

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Stace Species Common Name Location
11
Equisetum arvense
N8, by  south bank of the Canal on 29/05/2010
20
Pteridium aquilinum
N8 Bund; I6, a small amount by house fence, rear of Woodlands Ave, 1997; by Ornamental Waters below Warren Wood, 2007
22
Phyllitus scolopendrium
M6 on the brickwork of the Dell Bridge, 27 June 2007; 2 plants in 2008; Rear wall of house in Woodlands Ave. Wayleave 08/12/2008
24 Asplenum adiantum-nigrum Black Spleenwort (P) I6 Woodlands Ave. wayleave. On the damp garden wall of a house. 08/12/2008. Wall later renovated and plant no longer present.
33
Dryopteris filix-mas
K7/L7 Chalet Wood 27/07/96; K8 K9 L8 L9, M6 east side of Dell Bridge, 09/08/96
35
Dryopteris dilatata
K7; L7 Chalet Wood; M6 east side of Dell Bridge, and near the pump inlet 27/07/96 (CP: E2, two plants in Warren Wood by fence)
36
Azolla filiculoides
N8 M9 Ornamental Waters 01/01/85; Again in OW starting from a patch by the Dell Bridge in June 1995; not present in 1996; a small amount in OW on 21/5/2009
43
Larix decidua
Larch
K/L/8/9, east side of "loop" patch off gravel track in Warren Wood, 03/03/2013
44
Cedrus libani
M8 by OW; mature on Edwardian postcards; still present 2013
46
Sequoiadendron giganteum
L7 a small planted tree on The Plain. Still present 27/07/96 and in 2013
51
Taxus baccata
L7 L8; Notably in Warren Wood and by Grotto. About a dozen trees between the glade and the Temple. Present 27/07/96 (L.1941)
74
Nymphaea alba
N7 west side of OW southern arm, 09/08/81-2012 (L.1941)
75
Nuphar lutea
M8 opposite the Grotto and on opposite bank of Canal; OW in M7,N7,N8, in 1996; introduced into Perch Pond L6, M6 in April 1996. (L.1941)
76
Ceratophyllum demersum
L10 Ornamental Waters near the pump house 31/07/77; N6 OW 27/07/96, 2008 (L.1941)
82
Anemone nemorosa
K8 patches along S. edge of track to lodges; K/L9 at north end of Warren Wood; by 1996 had increased tremendously over the last ten years - now to be found either side of the main footpath, and east; L8/9 edge of Warren Wood (L.1941) (CC: 414875)
88
Ranunculus bulbosus
N7 Bund 1977; L7, 14/08/93 (L.1941)
88
Ranunculus acris
K8 (L.1941)
88
Ranunculus repens
N7 Bund 91; L8 in Glade 2008 (L.1941)
90
Ranunculus lingua
Greater Spearwort
I7 J6 SOM 1980/1981
90
Ranunculus sceleratus
M6 east end Perch Pond, until 15/08/96; N7 W. bank of OW; (L.1941) (CP: Bund)
91
Ranunculus ficaria
Common in Park including N7 Bund, K9 top of Glade (L.1941)
93
Ranunculus peltatus
Covering much of Heronry Pond from 06/05/77. Again 04/05/78. L6, a small amount at west end of Perch Pond at south edge of the peninsular 01/06/81; J6/K6/L6 plentiful in June 1996 in HP; M6 a small amount at SE edge of Perch Pond 09/08/96; Plentiful in various ares of Heronry Pond in 2010
95
Aquilegia spp.
Particularly by southern arm of Ornamental Waters (2006)
101
Mahonia aquifolium
L7 planted as part of Temple hedge 08/04/77, now gone. M6 just outside park fence by Perch Pond 16/04/79; still present and stems intruding into Park in 1996-2010; I7 by golf-course fence 2009 (EF: 48 Wanstead Park)
102
Papaver somniferum
Opium Poppy
L7 disturbed ground (trench) 19/07/81
103
Papaver rhoeas
Common Poppy
L7 disturbed ground (trench) 19/07/81. L7 on disturbed ground, 14/08/93. (CP: by Northumberland Ave. in 1979)
110
Fumaria officinalis
L7 Disturbed ground (trench) 19/07/81; L7 west side of the path leading from the kiosk to keeper's Lodge 1995-96; L6 disturbed ground (flower beds) by kiosk - ssp. Wirtgenii on 27/07/96 (CC: Reservoir Wood area, E. Lloyd)
111
Platanus x hispanica
N7 Bund; seedling by OW 30/05/06; some mature specimens particularly by tracks parallel with the Roding. (L.1941)
112
Ulmus glabra
N6 a small tree 27/09/80; N7 just south of the Bund 04/07/76 - 08/06/91 (L.1941)
114
Ulmus procera
J6 & K6 by Northumberland Avenue; N7 south of the Bund 04/07/76
115
Ulmus minor ssp. minor
p. a small tree by park fence next to Warren Road track, 10/05/2010, severely pruned in 2012; N6 between OW and Sewage works (check species) (Hanson 1990, TQ413873 - this is probably the same tree)
116
Cannabis sativa
Hemp
N7/8 Bund about 10 plants (probably planted) within pylon surround 23/10/79; N7/8 two planted specimens just east of pylon in Bund, July 1995
117
Urtica dioica
N7 N8 Bund (L.1941)
119
Juglans regia
I7 two trees in poor condition between SOM. and Heronry Pond in 1981; only one tree remained in January 1992; this was dead by 1995; L/M8 a young tree by OW 1995; L8/9 a young tree by OW opp cutting between Islands 1995
120
Fagus sylvatica
L6 a fine stand near park fence (L.1941)
120
Castanea sativa
J6, 22/03/93 first plantings of the new double avenue across the northern edge of the Plain towards the Temple (G.1862: "Near Wanstead Park", JF.) (L.1941)
122
Quercus cerris
N7 main track near east edge of Bund
122
Quercus ilex
M6 one small tree by edge of Perch Pond among other plants (CC: Near OW, E Lloyd)
122
Quercus petraea
L7 a tree at extreme west end of old tree avenue across eastern side of Plain, near the Temple gardens; by Perch Pond; M/N7 a small tree by woody track at edge of Plain and Grove near the Temple Gardens. N7 - The Repton Oak, in Reservoir Wood, actually a group of about ten oaks planted after 1812. (L.1941)
123
Quercus robur
Various locations throughout the Park (L.1941)
123 Quercus rubra Red Oak
(p: L7 a tree at west edge of Temple enclosure; cut down in 1996)
124
Betula pendula
N8 Bund 1991 (L.1941)
124
Betula x aurata
Hybrid Birch
L6 peninsula at west end of Perch Pond
124
Betula pubescens
L6 peninsula at west end of Perch Pond; Reservoir Wood
126
Alnus glutinosa
M6 In Dell and by Perch Pond (L.1941)
127
Carpinus betulus
Scattered through the park (L.1941)
127
Corylus avellana
N6 north edge of OW (1994-96); I6 a shrubby sapling edge of wood south of SOM 27/10/96
139
Chenopodium rubrum
Red Goosefoot
A record from "by the Ornamental Waters - not in flower, 24/07/76"; in dried bed of Heronry Pond, 04/09/97 (L.1941)
139
Chenopodium polyspermum
Many-seeded Goosefoot
M9, In disturbed ground, River Wood area, 19/11/8?; L7, disturbed ground 14/08/93 (L.1941)
140
Chenopodium album
L7, disturbed ground, 14/08/93 (L.1941) (CP: bed of OW when dry)
144
Atriplex prostrata
Spear-leaved Orache
Banks of Ornamental Water 24/07/76; I6 edge of Shoulder of Mutton; L7, disturbed ground, 14/08/93 (L.1941)
146
Atriplex patula
 
152
Amaranthus spp.
Amaranth
N7 a number of plants in new soil laid to edge east bank of OW 13/09/98
160
Arenaria serpyllifolia ssp. leptoclados
Lesser Thyme-leaved Sandwort
L7, on disturbed ground of path leading towards Temple from south gate, 08/81
160
Moehringia trinervia
K7 in S.W. corner of Chalet Wood; L7 In Chalet Wood, a few yards SW of Sweet Chestnut, 05/81; L/M8 in wood by path east of mount, May 1995; Chalet Wood 07/05/2000 (L.1941)
162
Stellaria media
Common (L.1941)
163
Stellaria graminea
K8 N7 I6 J6 (PEM: JF 1838) (L.1941)
165
Cerastium glomeratum
L/M7 in disturbed ground east of Keepers lodges, 05/05/2010 (L.1941)
165
Cerastium fontanum ssp. holosteoides
Common Mouse-ear
L6; N7 south end of Bund 10/05/77 (L.1941) (CP:K9  common)
166
Myosoton aquaticum
Water Chickweed
N7 West bank of Roding 27/09/80; N8 O8 ditch around Whiskers Island 14/08/77; casual introduction at base of Sweet Chestnut plantings on Plain, 05/08/93 (L.1941)
168
Sagina procumbens
Concrete banks of Heronry Pond 12/06/77; banks of Heronry Pond, 10/07/08 (L.1941)
171
Spergula arvensis
Corn Spurrey
L7 on track from south gate to Temple, on disturbed ground, 19/07/81 (CP: Bund and O.W. areas)
173
Spergularia rubra
L6, bank of Heronry Pond near Kiosk; elsewhere on tracks around the Plain
176
Silene vulgaris
Bladder Campion
H/I6 A small patch growing right by garage at rear of Woodlands Ave; 25/06/95
176
Silene latifolia
East edge of Bund 24/05/77; J6 by Northumberland Ave. 04/05/81
177
Silene dioica
Common in woodland. N8 Bund 1991; L8 near mound 1996 (L.1941)
177
Silene x hampeana
Pink Hybrid Campion
 
 
177
Saponaria officinalis
I6 by houses in Reservoir Wood 03/09/79; I6, rear of Woodlands Avenue, 31/07/08
183
Persicaria amphibia
K7 in Heronry Pond between Island and bank; and generally distributed round banks; M6 east bank of Perch Pond 27/07/96 (L.1941)
183
Persicaria maculosa
Redshank
Plentiful around lake-sides; L7, disturbed ground, 14/08/93; I6, I7 at west end of SOM 15/08/96 (L.1941)
183
Persicaria lapathifolia
Pale Persicaria
H6 Reservoir Wood stream; K8 Warren Wood 31/7/80; N7 Bund 12/6/79 (L.1941)
184
Persicaria hydropiper
I6,I7 plentiful by S.O.M., 15/08/96; N8 Bund; banks of O.W.; east end of Heronry Pond 31/07/08 (L.1941)
186
Polygonum aviculare
L7, disturbed ground, 14/08/93; common on pathways etc. (L.1941)
186
Polygonum arenastrum
Small-leaved Knotgrass
O7 east bank of Roding
190
Rumex acetosella subsp. acetosella
K8 K9 Plain; N7 Bund area 1977 (L.1941)
191
Rumex acetosa subsp. acetosa
K6 by Northumberland Ave; K7 park at bottom of Warren Road, east end of the Plain, 2008 (L.1941)
194
Rumex conglomeratus
Clustered Dock
K8 Warren Road; K9 by side of path; N7 Bund 13/06/77 (L.1941)
194
Rumex crispus
N8 Bund, by Heronry Pond and elsewhere (L.1941)
195
Rumex sanguineus
Red-veined Dock
M6 extreme S.W. corner of Perch Pond 05/07/81 (L.1941)
195
Rumex obtusifolius
N6/7 by Roding river-bank 10/05/77 (L.1941)
196
Rumex palustris
I7 edge of SOM pond; I7, J6, K6 around edge of Heronry Pond 09/08/80;M6 E. end of Perch Pond 27/07/96; in dried bed of Heronry Pond 04/09/97 (G.1862, "Basin in Wanstead Park", F.) (EF: 40-87 Wanstead Park, J.)
207
Hypericum perforatum
Perforate St. John's Wort
M8/9 east bank of Roding near allotments
210
Tilia x euchlora
A few trees by the Ornamental Waters below Warren Wood
210
Tilia x europaea (vulgaris)
Uncommon, in various locations
212
Malva sylvestris
N8 Bund in 1991
215
Alcea rosea
Hollyhock
J6 by Northumberland Ave. July 92; L6 in small flower bed south of kiosk, probably planted, May 1995
219
Viola sp.
Garden Pansy
One plant found in grass at North edge of Perch Pond, 1/6/77; L7 inside main gate of keeper's lodge, 23/08/81
220
Viola odorata
L9/10 a small patch in open woodland near OW 04/04/94; two patches L9/10 on 20/03/97; a large patch in Chalet Wood 30/03/09
220
Viola riviniana
L8 North edge of Glade; L9/10, a small patch in open woodland near OW, 04/04/94
222
Viola arvensis
Field Pansy
This record was included in published survey but may refer to Viola sp. (Garden Pansy) found on 23/08/81 - see Viola sp.; 05/08/93, casual intro. with chestnut plantings on Plain, L7. Many here on 06/06/98 (CP: L7 Keeper's Lodge gardens, 11/06/78).
223
Bryonia dioica
L6 Dell 27/5/80
226
Populus x canescens
L7 in Chalet Wood 27/07/96 (G.1862: Wanstead, F.)
227
Populus x canadensis
I7, a tree near Reservoir Wood at west edge of Shoulder of Mutton pond, var. "serotina"
229
Populus x jackii
I6 some trees near to the Woodlands Avenue track. Considerable damage to these occurred during the high winds of 1987 (EF: "48 Wanstead Park, also border edge by playing fields")
234
Salix alba
White Willow
N7, Bund, one tree just north of pylon enclosure. (L.1941)
234
Salix fragilis
Crack Willow
I6, J6 two by Heronry Pond; K6 by S.O.M.; L6 by Perch Pond (L.1941)
237
Salix caprea ssp. caprea
Great Sallow
N7 N8 Bund 1980
240
Salix cinerea subsp. atrocinerea
Common Sallow
J6 by Heronry Pond; L7 in hollow south of keepers lodges 19/07/81; N7, N8 many trees in Bund
250
Sisymbrium officinale
Hedge Mustard
J6/K6 by Northumberland Ave 05/04/81; K8 Warren Wood (CP); L7 disturbed ground 19/07/81; Roding banks 18/06/76; N7 Bund 01/06/77 (L.1941)
250
Alliaria petiolata
Garlic Mustard
Common, particularly on banks of Roding (L.1941)
255
Barbarea vulgaris
Common Winter Cress
1975; Bund 02/05/77; L7 W. side of Chalet Wood near ditch 24/05/81 (L.1941)
256
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
Watercress
N6 east bank of Roding near bridge, still present 29/06/96
256
Rorippa microphylla
One-rowed Watercress
At west end of Perch Pond on 21/04/09; may be the common watercress in Wanstead Park
257
Rorippa amphibia
Great Yellow-cress
N6 bank of OW near the Dell 01/06/77; also in 1979; by western peninsular of Perch Pond, also along S. edge in July 1992 - seems to be flourishing (L.1941) (EF. 41-87/8 Wanstead Park, R. Roding; J. (CS);
257
Rorippa palustris
Marsh Yellow-cress
J6 J7 west end of Heronry Pond 12/06/77 - 09/08/80 (L.1941)
257
Rorippa sylvestris
Creeping Yellow-cress
J7 W. end of Heronry Pond 31/5/81; M6 east end of Perch Pond 27/07/77; N7 Bund; by OW.; (some plants from HP were transferred to SOM I6 on 23/03/81. Preceding the proposed re-lining of Heronry Pond (L.1941) (EF: 41-87, by lake CS)
258
Armoracia rusticana
L7 by rear of Temple enclosure 19/07/81
259
Cardamine pratensis
K9 Warren Wood near Golf course 29/04/91; N7 banks of OW 02/05/77 - 05/91, 05/95; L8/9 opposite the channel between Rook Island and Lincoln Island by OW, May 1995-1996 (L.1941)
259
Cardamine flexuosa
H6 by stream in Reservoir Wood 08/04/09
259
Cardamine hirsuta
Hairy Bitter-cress
K9 near gate to Golf course 02/04/77; N8 Bund 1991
262
Lunaria annua
I6 near houses 08/05/79; J6 by Northumberland Ave. 08/04/77; M7 in the Grove near the Grotto 29/04/79
263
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alison
H6 by house fence 03/09/79
267
Capsella bursa-pastoris
N8 Bund; disturbed ground and path edges elsewhere. (L.1941)
268
Thlaspi arvense
Common Field Pennycress
N7 a plant in new soil laid at east bank of OW 13/09/98
272
Lepidium draba
N7 or N8 Bund 16/05/77; K6 by Northumberland Avenue
273
Coronopus didymus
05/08/93, casual introduction at base of chestnut plantings on Plain, L7; Disturbed ground to east of keepers lodges 10/05/2010
275
Brassica oleracea
Cabbage
Roding bank 18/06/76; Dell 08/04/77
275
Brassica rapa ssp. campestris
L/M4 Roding Bank 01/06/81 var. sylvestris (Bargeman's Cabbage)
280
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum
A plant in disturbed soil SE of Kiosk, 21/05/2008
281
Reseda luteola
L/M8, two plants at north edge of Glade 02/06/96; L6 one plant by track North of Perch Pond near kiosk 04/08/96
285
Rhododendron ponticum
L8, Warren Wood; M7 N7 the Grove (L.1941) (EF: Wanstead Park)
297
Primula veris
M/N8, a single plant near the canal on 08/05/07 - still present 2008
299
Cyclamen hederifolium
M8 in open woodland just N.E. of path, opp. Engine House Island 09/95 - in leaf and flower 05/10/95; N6 south side of the weir of the OW 13/09/98
300
Lysimachia vulgaris
L6 west end of Perch Pond, 09/08/80 - 09/08/96; M6 in Dell; south edge and east end of Perch Pond 09/08/96; M/N7 banks of lake near Grotto (G.1862: Wanstead, WL) (L.1941)
300
Lysimachia punctata
Dotted Loosestrife
H6 in Reservoir Wood near to SOM 25/07/77 (EF: 48 Wanstead Park, naturalised by lake; J.)
301
Anagallis arvensis
L7 on freshly dug ground (pipe laying) S.W. of Temple 19/07/81; L7 disturbed ground 14/08/93; July 1996; June 1998 at base of sweet chestnuts; L/M7, east of Lodge grounds 19/07/07 (L.1941) (L8 or L9, by OW at edge of Warren Wood. CP)
303
Philadelphus coronarius
M7 a specimen near the Grotto 07/09/79, in flower 03/06/81; cut down in June 2002, but has since regenerated. In flower in 2007-2010
306
Ribes sanguineum
I6 by garden fence Woodlands Avenue wayleave, 13/04/2010
306
Ribes alpinum?
Mountain Currant?
M8, M9 by path bordering OW, 18/04/93
307
Crassula helmsii
New Zealand Pigmyweed
J6,K6,K7 in Heronry Pond July 1996
329
Filipendula ulmaria
M8/9 bank of O.W. 31/7/77; N7 Bund 05/07/81; N8 Bund (L.1941)
334
Rubus idaeus
K8 by track in Warren Wood; N8 Bund 12/08/79 + by track opp. Rook Island
335
Rubus sect. Glandulosus
N7 + N8 Bund 1980 (G.1862, R. rubiginosa F) (L.1941, R. caesius, R. ulmifolius)
335
Rubus laciniatus
G6 near Blake Hall Road; H6 bank of stream; H7 Reservoir Wood 27/1 0/96; K9 near Golf Course fence; L6 west end of Perch Pond, near kiosk; N8 in Bund; east bank of Roding 08/07/08
344
Potentilla erecta
Tormentil
K8 top of Glade 01/08/77 (L.1941)
344
Potentilla reptans
N7 Bund 19/07/81-1991; K8, top of Glade, 19/06/2010 (L.1941)
346
Geum urbanum
Bund N7 N8 91 (L.1941)
357
Rosa sp.
K/L8, long-established near top of Glade on south side
358
Rosa arvensis
Field Rose
M9 Roding bank
361
Rosa canina
N7 Bund, N8 by canal 07/06/81 (L.1941)
365
Prunus spinosa
K7 on island of Heronry Pond (L.1941)
365
Prunus domestica subsp. domestica
Plum
N6 at least two shrubby trees on either side of the bridge at west end of OW; M8 a tree by path by OW 18/04/93
365
Prunus avium
L9 by OW; M6 south side of Dell; M6 a few trees at E. end of Perch Pond; M8 a few trees on Rook Island; N7 by OW; N8 Bund 1991
367
Prunus padus
N8 a shrub near west end of Canal, slightly to the south by main track 29/04/81- cut down prior to 2004; two trees north of Canal on bank of Roding, 24/05/81 (CC: River Wood area, E. Lloyd)
367
Prunus laurocerasus
L6, planted, near Kiosk
368
Chaenomeles speciosa
K8/9, Warren Road track, west side. 20/03/93 in flower. Edge of River Wood near OW, 12/03/07
369
Malus sp.
J6 west end of Heronry Pond; K7 in Park near bottom of Warren Rd. track.; N6 on embankment near entrance to SW opp. Dell Bridge (Crab) 09/01/05
369
Pyrus communis
Pear
H6 a single twisted tree on a mound in Reservoir Wood; H/I7; N7 north edge of grass area in Bund 1991, 2004
370
Sorbus aucuparia
H7 an 18in. sapling near golf course fence in Reservoir Wood 18/08/80; L9 sapling in Warren Wood at edge of path above OW, 01/09/80; N6, O6
371
Sorbus intermedia agg.
N8 Bund, a sturdy sapling in N.E. corner of H7 in grassland; M6 north edge of Dell, 08/07/0; a mature tree at edge of copse in I7, Aug 2011
374
Sorbus aria
Whitebeam
N6; N8 Bund 1991
389
Cotoneaster integrifolius
Small-Leaved Cotoneaster ?
N7/8 In the Bund, well established and flowering on 23/05/81
390
Cotoneaster horizontals
L/M8 at the S. side of the Glade, 09/06/2008
396
Crataegus coccinioides
N7 two trees by edge of OW 19/11/80, since cut down; one regenerated well - in fruit 30/09/95; single tree north edge of east end of Canal in 1980 also cut down; M/N7, a good tree S. of the Dell Bridge 1992-2007. L10 S. of Pump House
397
Crataegus monogyna
Common, including N7 Bund 91 (L.1941)
397
Crataegus x media
N7/8, edge of Bund area, opposite Grotto
397
Crataegus laevigata
N8, a fine specimen near Bund, halfway along Canal, 2006 (L.1941)
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