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Offwell Wetland Survey

Area B2 - Marginal Marsh Zone

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This area is on the western margins of the wetland (diagram). The plant community here is dominated by Mimulus (Monkey Flower), which is not a native species. Other common plants here are Bitter-cress, Creeping Buttercup, mosses and sedges.

Plant Species List for Area B2 

Salicaceae

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Salix caprea agg. Goat Willow
Betulaceae

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Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. Alder
Betula pendula Roth Silver Birch
Ranunculaceae

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Ranunculus flammula L. Lesser Spearwort
Ranunculus repens L. Creeping Buttercup
Cruciferae

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Cardamine flexuosa With. Wavy Bitter-cress
Saxifragaceae

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Chrysosplenium oppositifolium L. Opposite-Leaved Golden Saxifrage
Rosaceae

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Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble
Onagraceae

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Epilobium montanum agg. Broad-leaved Willowherb
Umbelliferae

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Angelica sylvestris L. Angelica
Ericaceae

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Rhododendron ponticum L. Rhododendron
Primulaceae

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Lysimachia nemorum L. Yellow Pimpernel
Polygonaceae

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Rumex sanguineus L. Wood Dock
Labiateae

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Mentha aquatica L. Water Mint
Rubiaceae

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Galium palustre agg. Marsh Bedstraw
Scrophulariaceae

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Mimulus guttatus D.C. Monkeyflower
Alismataceae

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Alisma plantago-aquatica L. Water-plantain
Lemnaceae

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Lemna minor L. Common Duckweed
Graminae

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Glyceria fluitans (L.) R. Br. Floating Sweet Grass
Juncaceae

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Juncus effusus L. Soft Rush
Cyperaceae

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Carex pendula Huds. Pendulous Sedge
Carex remota L. Remote Sedge
Scirpus sylvaticus L. Wood Club-rush
Iridaceae

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Iris pseudacorus L. Yellow Iris
Ferns

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Blechnum spicant (L.) Roth. Hard Fern
Dryopteris austriaca Jacq.) Woynar Broad Buckler Fern
Mosses

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Sphagnum *subsecundum Nees t
Thuidium tamarascinum (Hedw.) B.,S.& G t

* Tentative identification

These species lists are not exhaustive. They represent  initial collections and identifications carried out in early autumn. Many species of flowering plants may already have flowered and died back at this time and would therefore have been missed. These lists will be updated periodically.

 

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