Wildflowers in Roding Lane South Allotments

One of Wanstead Wildlife's aims is to present a record of the area's wildlife. We often think of wildlife as being out there "in the country" or (perhaps, increasingly, in a nature reserve somewhere), but it is everywhere, including our gardens, our streets and indeed in our allotments.

Roger Snook and David Wright are local wildlife photographers, and have some stunning close-up photographs of wildlife in and around East London, and further afield. They also have an allotment in Roding Lane South - which I deem to be within Wanstead Wildlife's catchment area - and Roger spent a few days in mid-August 2014 finding and photographing wildflowers - or at least flowers that have occured spontaneously in the allotment grounds. The photographic results of these few days in August can be seen on a page in their 'East London Nature' website - and is available by clicking here.

Below is a list of the plants they found.

Paul Ferris, 29th April 2016

Stace - 2nd ed.SpeciesName
 88 Ranunculus repens  Creeping Buttercup
103
Papaver rhoeas
Common Poppy
117
Urtica dioica
Nettle
139 Chenopodium polyspermum  Many-seeded Goosefoot
139 Chenopodium ficifolium Fig-leaved Goosefoot
139
Chenopodium album
Fat Hen
144 Atriplex prostrata Spear-leaved Orache
162 Stellaria media Common Chickweed
174 Agrostemma githago Corncockle
176
Silene latifolia
White Campion
186
Polygonum aviculare
Knotgrass
187 Fallopia convolvulus Black Bindweed
207
Hypericum perforatum
Perforate St. John's Wort
212
Malva sylvestris
Mallow
250 Sisymbrium officinale Hedge Mustard
255 Barbarea vulgaris Winter Cress
259
Cardamine flexuosa
Wavy Bitter Cress
267 Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's Purse
273 Coronopus didymus Lesser Swine Cress
296 Primula vukgaris Primrose
301
Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel
335
Rubus sect. Glandulosus
Bramble
344
Potentilla reptans
Creeping Cinquefoil
397
Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn
411 Vicia sp. Spring Vetch
420
Medicago lupulina
Black Medick
425 Trifolium repens White Clover
427
Trifolium pratense
Red Clover
440 Lythrum salicaria Purple Loosestriife
450 Oenothera sp. Evening Primrose
458 Mercurialis annua Annual Mercury
461 Euphorbia helioscopia Sun Spurge
482 Geranium robertianum  Herb Robert
531 Solanum nigrum Black Nightshade
535
Calystegia silvatica
Great Bindweed
535 Calystegia sepium Hedge Bindweed
538 Nymphoides peltata Fringed Water-lily
545 Symphytum x uplandicum Russian Comfrey
548 Borago officinalis Borage
551 Myosotis arvensis Field Forget-me-not
560
Lamium album
White Dead-nettle
562 Lamium purpureum Red Dead-nettle
574 Mentha aquatica Water Mint
584
Plantago lanceolata
Ribwort Plantain
605 Veronica persica Field Speedwell
656 Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle
657 Valerianella locusta Common Cornsalad
661
Dipsacus fullonum
Teasel
676
Cirsium vulgare
Spear Thistle
678
Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle
681
Centaurea cyanus
Cornflower
686 Lapsana communis Nipplewort
688 Picris echioides Bristly Ox-tongue
690
Lactuca serriola
Prickly Lettuce
690 Sonchus asper Prickly Sow Thistle
698
Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia
Dandelion
728 Tanacetum parthenium Feverfew
729
Artemisia vulgare
Mugwort
732
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow
735 Chrysanthemum segetum Corn Marigold
736
Tripleurospermum inodorum
Scentless Mayweed
736 Matricaria recutita Scented Mayweed
740
Senecio vulgaris
Groundsel
740 Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort
758 Butomus umbellatus Flowering Rush
778 Arum maculatum Cuckoo Pint
815 Carex (lasiocarpa?)
Slender Tufted Sedge

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