Botany Field Meeting

12 June 2014, Boscombe Overcliff

Leader: Ted Pratt

Map reference: OL22 / SZ 107 912 (East Cliff Road car park)

From the car park we walked east

12 members and 1 non-member attended.

17 species were recorded at Boscombe Overcliff as detailed below:


Avena fatua Wild-oat
Dactylis glomerata Cock’s-foot
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog
Anisantha sterilis Barren Brome
Bromus hordeaceus ssp hordeaceus Common Soft-brome
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal-grass
Festuca rubra Red Fescue
Hordeum murinum Wall Barley
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-grass
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog’s-tail
Aira caryophyllea Silver Hair-grass
Vulpia bromoides Squirreltail Fescue
Briza maxima Greater Quaking-grass
Leymus arenarius Lyme-grass
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Cynosurus echinatus Rough Dog’s-tail


12 species were recorded at Tuckton riverside as detailed below:

Glyceria maxima Reed Sweet-grass
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail
Phleum pratense Timothy
Carex riparia Greater Pond-sedge
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis Rough Meadow-grass
Trisetum flavescens Yellow Oat-grass
Juncus inflexus Hard Rush
Carex hirta Hairy Sedge
Carex otrubae False Fox-sedge
Juncus conglomeratus Compact Rush

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