Friday, 9 August 2019

Chew Reservoir

Chew Reservoir
7th August 2019

Leaders - Kay Woodward and Ken Gartside
Meet 10.30am at Dovestone Reservoir RSPB car park SE013034

Attendees :
Kay Woodward
Louise Hill
John Scott
Ken Gartside
Mike Canaway
Les Coe

Apologies :
Peter Burton

This meeting had been delayed from the 31st July due to impending poor weather, so was today an improvement?

We were most fortunate in getting a lift from the Dovestones car park up to Chew Reservoir by the RSPB volunteer group who were working in the area. Our thanks go to Ken Gartside for organising the lift with Kate Hanley and  John Bird of the RSPB. This saved us at least an hour and a long walk uphill to Chew Reservoir.

RSPB volunteer group and SYBG
One of the days objectives was to locate the Labrador Tea which had established itself in several locations in the Peak District, with one being located near Chew Reservoir. However, it was decided that we would initially survey the southern bank of the reservoir.

Chew Reservoir
An interesting find along the way was Club Moss

Club Moss

Photographing the Club Moss
We then set out across the moors to locate the Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum) which was reported at SE038027. On arriving in the square we spread out and eventually found a well established plant, which now exceeded 3mt x 2mt  and having several daughter plants also becoming established around the main plant. We were joined at this point by some of the RSPB volunteers.
Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
Having made our way back to the starting point of the dam wall, we then began our descent of the Chew Road, surveying the roadside vegetation along the way, arriving back at the Dovestones car park at 4pm.  One or two members taking advantage of the returning RSPB volunteers to accept a lift back down,

Chew Road
Nettle-leaved Bellflower (Campanula trachelium)


Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea)

'Notable' Species – in order of discovery

Common Name
Accepted Taxon
Grid Ref
Site
Location
Huperzia selago
Fir Clubmoss
SE0407801814
Chew Reservoir
North side of stone Culvert walls.  Moorland footpath along southern bank.  Blindstones Moss.
Solidago virgaurea
Goldenrod
SE0425801816
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Cowberry
SE0446601876
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
SE0400701823
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
SE0364102243
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rhododendron groenlandicum
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SE0383802804
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam.  Main Dome plant 3m x 2m.  Surrounded by approx 10-12 other small plants.
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
SE0382302812
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Rhododendron groenlandicum
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SE0383102815
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam.  Outlier young plant
Rhododendron groenlandicum
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SE0379002723
Dish Stone Moss
Outlier young plant beside dammed channel
Vaccinium oxycoccos
Cranberry
SE0333402192
Dish Stone Moss
Reported location of colony transplanted with heather bales
Erigeron acris
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SE0294001763
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Campanula trachelium
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Nettle-leaved Bellflower
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road

Tetrad SE0301 Along the south side of Chew Reservoir first 'half' nearest the dam end


Accepted Taxon
Common Name
Site
Location
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Achillea ptarmica
Sneezewort
Chew Reservoir
Base of earth Dam
Aegopodium podagraria
Ground-elder
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at base of dam.
Agrostis capillaris
Common Bent
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Agrostis stolonifera
Creeping Bent
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Arrhenatherum elatius
False Oat-grass
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at base of dam.
Artemisia vulgaris
Mugwort
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at base of dam.
Asplenium scolopendrium
Hart's-tongue
Chew Reservoir
North side of stone Culvert walls.  Moorland footpath along southern bank.  Blindstones Moss.
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens
Maidenhair Spleenwort
Chew Reservoir
North side of stone Culvert walls.  Moorland footpath along southern bank.  Blindstones Moss.
Aster
Michaelmas-Daisy
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Athyrium filix-femina
Lady-fern
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Betula pendula
Silver Birch
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Betula pubescens
Downy Birch
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Blechnum spicant
Hard-fern
Chew Reservoir
North side of stone Culvert walls.  Moorland footpath along southern bank.  Blindstones Moss.
Calluna vulgaris
Heather
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Carex leporina
Oval Sedge
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Centaurea nigra s.s.
Common Knapweed
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cerastium fontanum
Common Mouse-ear
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Chamerion angustifolium
Rosebay Willowherb
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cirsium palustre
Marsh Thistle
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cirsium vulgare
Spear Thistle
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dactylis glomerata
Cock's-foot
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Deschampsia cespitosa
Tufted Hair-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Deschampsia flexuosa
Wavy Hair-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris affinis agg.
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Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis
Buckler-Fern
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris borreri
Borrer's Male-fern
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris dilatata
Broad Buckler-fern
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris filix-mas
Male-fern
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Empetrum nigrum
Crowberry
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Epilobium ciliatum
American Willowherb
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Epilobium montanum
Broad-leaved Willowherb
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Erigeron acris
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Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Eriophorum angustifolium
Common Cottongrass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Eupatorium cannabinum
Hemp-agrimony
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Euphrasia officinalis agg.
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Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Festuca rubra agg.
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Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Galium saxatile
Heath Bedstraw
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Heracleum sphondylium
Hogweed
Chew Road
Old Quarry below dam
Holcus lanatus
Yorkshire-fog
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Holcus mollis
Creeping Soft-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Hypericum maculatum
Imperforate St John's-wort
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Hypochaeris radicata
Cat's-ear
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Juncus bufonius s.l.
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Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Juncus effusus
Soft-rush
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Juncus squarrosus
Heath Rush
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at base of dam.
Leontodon hispidus
Rough Hawkbit
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxeye Daisy
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Linum catharticum
Fairy Flax
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Lolium perenne
Perennial Rye-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Luzula multiflora
Heath Wood-rush
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Matricaria discoidea
Pineappleweed
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at south end of dam.
Molinia caerulea
Purple Moor-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Nardus stricta
Mat-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Pilosella aurantiaca
Fox-and-cubs
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Pilosella officinarum
Mouse-ear-hawkweed
Chew Reservoir area
Verge of Chew Road and Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Plantago lanceolata
Ribwort Plantain
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Plantago major
Greater Plantain
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Poa annua
Annual Meadow-grass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Polypodium vulgare s.s.
Polypody
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Prunella vulgaris
Selfheal
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Quercus petraea
Sessile Oak
Chew Road
Planted on valley side beside Chew Road
Ranunculus acris
Meadow Buttercup
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Ranunculus repens
Creeping Buttercup
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rumex acetosa
Common Sorrel
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rumex acetosella
Sheep's Sorrel
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rumex obtusifolius
Broad-leaved Dock
Chew Reservoir
Stone Culvert walls.  Moorland footpath along southern bank.  Blindstones Moss.
Sagina procumbens
Procumbent Pearlwort
Chew Reservoir
Top of Chew Road, at south end of dam.
Salix cinerea
Grey Willow
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Scorzoneroides autumnalis
Autumn Hawkbit
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Senecio jacobaea
Common Ragwort
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Solidago virgaurea
Goldenrod
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Sonchus asper
Prickly Sow-thistle
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Taraxacum
Dandelion
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Torilis japonica
Upright Hedge-parsley
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Trichophorum germanicum
Deergrass
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Trifolium pratense
Red Clover
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Trifolium repens
White Clover
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Tussilago farfara
Colt's-foot
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Urtica dioica
Common Nettle
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Vaccinium myrtillus
Bilberry
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Veronica serpyllifolia
Thyme-leaved Speedwell
Blindstones Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
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Tetrad SE0401 Along the south side of Chew  Reservoir second part – upto Cowberry



Accepted Taxon
Common Name
Site
Location
Agrostis capillaris
Common Bent
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Agrostis stolonifera
Creeping Bent
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Asplenium scolopendrium
Hart's-tongue
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Athyrium filix-femina
Lady-fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Blechnum spicant
Hard-fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Calluna vulgaris
Heather
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cerastium fontanum
Common Mouse-ear
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Chamerion angustifolium
Rosebay Willowherb
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Cirsium palustre
Marsh Thistle
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Deschampsia flexuosa
Wavy Hair-grass
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis
Buckler-Fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris borreri
Borrer's Male-fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Dryopteris dilatata
Broad Buckler-fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Eriophorum angustifolium
Common Cottongrass
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Eriophorum vaginatum
Hare's-tail Cottongrass
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Hypochaeris radicata
Cat's-ear
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Juncus effusus
Soft-rush
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Juncus squarrosus
Heath Rush
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Luzula multiflora
Heath Wood-rush
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Nardus stricta
Mat-grass
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Oreopteris limbosperma
Lemon-scented Fern
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Picea sitchensis
Sitka Spruce
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Pilosella officinarum
Mouse-ear-hawkweed
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Polypodium vulgare s.s.
Polypody
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rubus chamaemorus
Cloudberry
Blindstones Moss SE0383801819
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Rumex acetosella
Sheep's Sorrel
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Sagina procumbens
Procumbent Pearlwort
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia
Rusty Willow
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Senecio jacobaea
Common Ragwort
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Solidago virgaurea
Goldenrod
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Taraxacum
Dandelion
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Vaccinium myrtillus
Bilberry
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Cowberry
Laddow Moss
Moorland footpath along southern bank of Chew Reservoir. 
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Tetrad SE0302 Labrador Tea search and track back to cars



Accepted Taxon
Common Name
Site
Location
Achillea ptarmica
Sneezewort
Dish Stone Moss
At base of Chew Reservoir dam
Asplenium scolopendrium
Hart's-tongue
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Athyrium filix-femina
Lady-fern
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Betula pendula
Silver Birch
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Betula pubescens
Downy Birch
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Blechnum spicant
Hard-fern
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Calluna vulgaris
Heather
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Carex demissa
Common Yellow-sedge
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Carex hirta
Hairy Sedge
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Carex lepidocarpa
Long-stalked Yellow-sedge
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Cerastium glomeratum
Sticky Mouse-ear
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Chamerion angustifolium
Rosebay Willowherb
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Cirsium palustre
Marsh Thistle
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Cirsium vulgare
Spear Thistle
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Cynosurus cristatus
Crested Dog's-tail
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Dactylis glomerata
Cock's-foot
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Deschampsia cespitosa
Tufted Hair-grass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Deschampsia flexuosa
Wavy Hair-grass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Dryopteris dilatata
Broad Buckler-fern
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Dryopteris filix-mas
Male-fern
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Empetrum nigrum subsp. nigrum
Crowberry
Beyond north end of dam
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Epilobium ciliatum
American Willowherb
Beyond north end of dam
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Epilobium parviflorum
Hoary Willowherb
Beyond north end of dam
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Epilobium tetragonum
Square-stalked Willowherb
Beyond north end of dam
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Equisetum arvense
Field Horsetail
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Erica cinerea
Bell Heather
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Eriophorum angustifolium
Common Cottongrass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Eriophorum vaginatum
Hare's-tail Cottongrass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Euphrasia officinalis agg.
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Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Galium aparine
Cleavers
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Hieracium vulgatum
Common Hawkweed
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Holcus lanatus
Yorkshire-fog
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Holcus mollis
Creeping Soft-grass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Hypochaeris radicata
Cat's-ear
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Juncus articulatus
Jointed Rush
Chew Road
Drain on verge of Chew Road
Juncus bufonius s.l.
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Chew Road
Drain on verge of Chew Road
Juncus effusus
Soft-rush
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Lolium perenne
Perennial Rye-grass
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Molinia caerulea
Purple Moor-grass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Nardus stricta
Mat-grass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Pilosella officinarum
Mouse-ear-hawkweed
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Plantago lanceolata
Ribwort Plantain
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Potentilla anglica or erecta x reptans = P. x mixta s.l.
Hybrid Cinquefoil
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Prunella vulgaris
Selfheal
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Pteridium aquilinum
Bracken
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Ranunculus acris
Meadow Buttercup
Dish Stone Moss
At base of Chew Reservoir dam
Ranunculus repens
Creeping Buttercup
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Rhododendron ponticum
Rhododendron
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Rumex acetosa
Common Sorrel
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Rumex acetosella
Sheep's Sorrel
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Salix alba
White Willow
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia
Rusty Willow
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Senecio jacobaea
Common Ragwort
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Solidago virgaurea
Goldenrod
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Sonchus asper
Prickly Sow-thistle
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Torilis japonica
Upright Hedge-parsley
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Trichophorum germanicum
Deergrass
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Trifolium dubium
Lesser Trefoil
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Tussilago farfara
Colt's-foot
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Urtica dioica
Common Nettle
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Vaccinium myrtillus
Bilberry
Long Ridge Moss
Beyond north end of dam
Veronica arvensis
Wall Speedwell
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
Vicia sepium
Bush Vetch
Chew Road
Verge of Chew Road
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Ad hoc record (SE0146503288)



Accepted Taxon
Common Name
Site
Location
Campanula rotundifolia
Harebell
Dovestones Reservoir
Verge of Dovestones Sailing Club Access Track
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