Flora of Pauline's Swamp

Plants in the swamp and field

East Cambridgeshire District County Wildlife Sites Register 2005 lists some of the swamp's plants. These are indicated with 2005 in the list below. In 2010 I started listing other plants I found there - these are indicated with either the year I first noticed the plant or *.

Those entries with note after them have notes which may be accessed by clicking the note link.

See also my Pauline's Swamp diary

2005 Acer campestre Field Maple
* Aesculus hippocastanum Horse-chestnut
2005 Ajuga reptans Bugle
* Alisma plantago-aquatica Water plantainnote_28
2008 Allium ursinum Ramsons note_1
2005 Apium nodiflorum Fool's water-cress
2005 Arrhenatherum elatius False Oat-grass
* Arum maculatum Arum
* Bellis perennis Daisy
* Betula pendula Silver birch
* Bryonia dioica White Bryony
2005 † Caltha palustris Marsh marigold
2017 Calystegia sepium Hedge bindwed or Bellbine
2005 Cardamine pratensis Cuckoo flower
2005 Carex acutiformis Lesser Pond Sedge
2005 Carex hirta Hairy Sedge
2005 Carex nigra Black Sedge
2005 Centaurea nigra Common or Black Knapweed, Hardhead
2005 Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
2017 Ceratophyllum submersum Soft hornwort note_2
* Chara foetida Stinking stonewortnote_3
* Chenopodium album Fat hen
2005 Cirsium palustre Marsh Thistle
2005 Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
* Convolvulus arvensis Field bindweed
2005 Corylus avellana Hazel
* Cornus sanguinea Dogwood
2005 Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
2005 Dactylis glomerata Cocksfoot
2012 Daucus carota Wild carrotnote_4
2011 Duchesnea indica Wood strawberrynote_5
2017 Elodea canadensis Canadian pondweednote_6
* Endymion hispanicus Spanish bluebellnote_7
2005 Epilobium hirsutum Hairy Willowherb
* Epilobium parviflorum Small-flowered willowherb
2017 Eranthis hyemalis Winter aconite
2005 Festuca rubra Red Fescue
2005 Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
2005 Fontinalis antipyretica Willow mossnote_8
2005 Fraxinus excelsior Ash
Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop
2005 Galium aparine Cleavers
2005 Galium uliginosum Fen Bedstraw
2005 Galium ver.um Lady‘s Bedstraw
2012 Geum urbanum Wood avensnote_9
* Glechoma hederacea Ground-ivy
2017 Glyceria fluitans Floating sweet-grassnote_10
* Hedera helix Ivy
* Hippuris vulgaris Mare's-tail
* Hypericum tetrapterum Square-stemmed St John's Wort
2005 Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog
* Humulus lupulus Hop
2005 Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Frog-bitnote_11
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris
* Juglans regia Walnut
2005 Juncus inflexus Hard Rush
2005 Juncus subnodulosus Blunt-flowered Rush
2012 Lactuca virosa Great lettucenote_12
2005 Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
2017 Lemna trisulca Ivy-leaved duckweednote_13
2017 Lotus corniculatus Common Bird's-Foot trefoil
2017 Lycopous europaeus Gipsywort
2017 Lysimachia nummularia Creeping Jennynote_14
2013 Matricaria matricarioides Pineapple weednote_15
2005 * Mentha aquatica Water mint
2005 * Myosotis scorpiodes Water forget-me-not
* † Narcissus pseudonarcissus Daffodil
2005 Nasturtium officinale Watercress
2013 Ophioglossum vulgatum Adder's tongue fernnote_16
2017 Ornithogalum angustifolium Star of Bethlehem
2012 Pastinaca sativa Wild parsnipnote_17
* Pentaglottis sempervirens Green alkanet
* Persicaria maculosa Redshank
* Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain
* Plantago major Greater plantain
2017 Potamogeton pectinaceus Fennel pondweed
* Potentilla anserina Silverweeed
* Potentilla reptans Creeping cinquefoil
2005 Primula veris Cowslipnote_18
Primula vulgaris Primrose
2005 Prunella vulgaris Self Heal
* Prunus spinosa Blackthorn or Sloe
Quercus robur Common or Pedunculate Oak
2005 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
* Ranunculus ficaria Lesser Celandine
2005 Ranunculus lingua Greater spearwortnote_19
2017 Ranunculus trichophyllus Thread-leaved Water Crowfootnote_20
* Rosa canina Dog rose
2005 Rubus fruticosus Bramble
2005 Rumex acetosa Sorrel
2005 Salix caprea Goat Willow
2005 Sambucus nigra Elder
2005 Scrophularia auriculata Water Figwort
* Senecio jacobaea Common ragwortnote_21
2005 Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet
2013 Silene latifolia White campionnote_22
2013 Trifolium pratense Red Clovernote_22
2011 Tussilago farfara Colt's footnote_24
Typha latifolia Great reedmace
* Urtica dioica Nettle
* Verbascum thapsus Aaron's rod or Great Mullein
2010 Blue water speedwellnote_25
2013 Veronica chamaedrys Germander speedwellnote_26
2005 Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
* Vinca major Periwinkle
2013 Viola arvensis Field pansy
2012 Viola odorata Violet

Notes

These were planted by the Hawes family.

Love Lane

The swamp is approached by a small lane (locally known as Love Lane) beside the Reach Road (Meadow View) Industrial Estate. This lane has additional flora. However the lane gets mowed too frequently so some of those plants below are distinctly transient. I have noticed:

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* Aegopodium podagraria Ground elder
2017 Achillea milefolium Yarrow or Milfoil
* Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard
* Anthriscus cerefolium Burr chervilnote_27
* Atriplex prostata Spear-leaved orache
* Ballota nigra Black horehound
* Conium maculatum Hemlocknote_27
* Dipsacus fullonum Teasel
* Galium mollugo Hedge Bedstraw
* Geranium robertianum Herb Robert
* Geum urbanum Wood Avens
* Lactuca virosa Great lettuce
* Lapsana communis Nipplewort
* Lamium album White deadnettle
* Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye daisy
* Malva sylvestris Common Mallow
* Mercurialis annua Annual mercury
* Myosotis arvensis Forget-me-not
* Picris echioides Bristly Oxtongue
* Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain
* Polygonum rurivagum Cornfield knotgrass
* Prunus avium Wild cherry
* Silene latifolia White campion
* Sisymbrium officinale Hedge mustard
* Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet
* Tragopogon pratensis Goat's beard
* Urtica dioica Nettle
* Urtica urens Small Nettlenote_27

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