The Flora of Rushcliffe (and Nottinghamshire)

A Simplified Checklist of Nottinghamshire Vascular Plants is now available

A winter guide to Rushcliffe ferns

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The data below has been compiled from the following resources:
  • The BSBI Nottinghamshire Vice County Census Catalogue for post 1970 records. (http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/vccc/findvcccplant.asp)
  • A Flora of Nottinghamshire; Howitt RCL & Howitt BM; Published Privately; 1963 (H&H)
  • BSBI County Recorder "List of Common and Less Common Species" supplied by David Wood. (DW)
  • Notts Rare Plant Register. Wood DG & Woods M. BSBI/Nottingham City Council. 1st Ed. (NRPR)
Where none of the above helps with the status in Notts, I have abstracted data from the Online Atlas of British & Irish Flora which at least elucidates the habitat types and this is contained in parentheses. Consult this website for a clearer picture of distribution.
In general the data refers to Nottinghamshire because my botanical knowledge prevents me from making it prescriptive to Rushcliffe, though locations (where given) are mostly in Rushcliffe.
I am not qualified to compile a county flora and I have not attempted to do anything more than draw together existing data. I have done it as much for my own benefit as anyone elses because I wanted a starting point to take my interest in botany to a higher level. I hope others will find it useful for this purpose too.

For a very brief explanation of the geological divisions that are accepted as being useful in understanding and describing the distribution of plants in Nottinghamshire, see The Geological Divisions of Nottinghamshire. For a fuller and clearer insight refer to Howitt & Howitt or The Nottinghamshire Rare Plants Register where the map of superficial deposits greatly clarifies the simplified concept of the four divisions - especially in Div IV. Nat = Native; Arc = Archaeotype; Neo = Neophyte; Cas = Casual;

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Origin Common Name Scientific Name Status in Nottinghamshire
Lycopodiaceae - Clubmoss Family
Nat Stagshorn Clubmoss Lycopodium clavatum Heaths. Now v rare. Div II. (H&H). Nr Ollerton in 1990's
Equisetaceae - Horsetail Family
Nat Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense Arable land, wet meadows, waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Water Horsetail Equisetum fluviatile Rivers, canals & other still waters. Common. All divs (H&H)
Nat Marsh Horsetail Equisetum palustre Marshes & bogs. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wood Horsetail Equisetum sylvaticum Woods & shady places, chiefly on the coal measures. Often in large quantity. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Great Horsetail Equisetum telmateia Wet woodland & meadows, often around springs. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Variegated Horsetail Equisetum variegatum (Habitats include dune-slacks, river shingle, upland flushes and stony loch-shores. It is a calcicole).
Nat E, fluviatile x arvense Equisetum x litorale (Recorded from open woodland and scrub, pond and lake margins, streams and rivers, canals, ditches, roadsides, open peat on moorland, wet pastures and gravel-pits)
Adiantaceae - Ferns
Neo Maidenhair Fern Adiantum capillus-veneris (Inland records in sheltered warm sites, such as damp mortared walls, railway sidings and canal locks, arise from spores derived from cultivated plants.)
Aspleniaceae - Ferns
Nat Black Spleenwort Asplenium adiantum-nigrum Walls, rocks. Less common than A. trichomanes. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Wall-rue Asplenium ruta-muraria Walls, railway bridges, rocks. The commonest of the three Aspleniaceae. (H&H)
Nat Maidenhair Spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens Old walls & railway bridges.. Local. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Rustyback Ceterach officinarum Walls. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H). Only known from a railway viaduct wall at Stanford on Soar - just within Rushcliffe. (NRPR)
Athyriaceae - Ferns
Nat Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina Damp woods esp around springs& streams. Comm on. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Brittle Bladder Fern Cystopteris fragilis Limestone rocks & old walls.. V rare. Divs I & II. (H&H)
Cas Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis (Found in wet woodland, marshy meadows and on lake and river margins. Some colonies are a considerable distance from habitation).
Blechnaceae - Ferns
Nat Hard Fern Blechnum spicant Damp acid heathland & woods. Rare & decreasing. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Dryopteridaceae - Ferns
Nat Scaly Male Fern Dryopteris affinis Woods. In most woods in divs I & II but not v abundant. (H&H)
Nat Narrow Buckler Fern Dryopteris carthusiana Wet woods. Freq except in IV. All divs (H&H)
Nat Broad Buckler Fern Dryopteris dilatata Woods, hedges, walls. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas Woods, hedges, walls. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Limestone Oak Fern Gymnocarpium robertianum (Has become established as a garden escape on walls and culverts).
Nat Hard Shield Fern Polystichum aculeatum Banks in woods, hedgebanks, dumbles. Widespread but seldom in quantity, All divs. (H&H)
Nat Soft Shield Fern Polystichum setiferum Damp woodland esp on the waterstones. Rather rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Polystichum aculeatum x setiferum Polystichum x bicknellii (A calcicole found in rocky woodlands, gorges, on stream banks and in disused quarries. Often associated with disturbed sites).
Hypolepidaceae - Ferns
Nat Bracken Pteridium aquilinum subsp. aquilinum Woods, heaths, roadsides etc. on light soils. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW). A6006 west of Rempstone. (NP)
Ophioglossaceae - Ferns
Nat Adderstongue Ophioglossum vulgatum Moist meadows & woodland rides. Still fairly freq, less so in div IV. (H&H). Wilwell Cutting. (NP)
Osmundaceae - Ferns
Nat Royal Fern Osmunda regalis Bogs. V rare. All divs. (H&H)
Polypodiaceae - Ferns
Nat Western Polypody Polypodium interjectum (Found in a wide range of habitats such as mortared stone walls, hedge banks and rock exposures).
Nat Common Polypody Polypodium vulgare Rocks, walls & sandy hedgebanks. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Thelypteridaceae - Ferns
Nat Lemon-scented Fern Oreopteris limbosperma Moist woods on sand & waterstones. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Aspleniaceae - Ferns
Nat Hartstongue Phyllitis scolopendrium Limestone woods, clay dumbles & walls. Widespread but never abundant except in div I. All divs. (H&H). Green Line; Radcliffe on Trent, Rockley Park;
Azollaceae - Ferns
Neo Water Fern Azolla filiculoides (A floating fern of canals, ditches, ponds and sheltered bays in lakes and rivers).
Pinaceae - Pine Family
Cas Giant Fir Abies grandis (Plantations and estate woodland, and an ornamental in parks, estates and large gardens. Occasionally regenerates from self-sown seed).
Cas Atlas Cedar Cedrus atlantica (Found in parks and large gardens, but rarely regenerates from seed).
Cas Himalayan Cedar Cedrus deodara (Parks, gardens and churchyards. Occasionally regenerates from seed).
Cas Cedar of Lebanon Cedrus libani (Parks and gardens. Abundant seed often ripens, but natural regeneration is unknown).
Cas European Larch Larix decidua Planted for forestry. All divs. (H&H). (Plantations, shelter-belts and parkland.)
Cas Japanese Larch Larix kaempferi (Planted mainly as a forestry crop, but is also found in parks and large gardens. Regeneration from seed can be frequent.)
Cas L. decidua x kaempferi Larix x marschlinsii (Plantations and woodland. It is fertile and can back-cross with either parent, and regeneration from seed is frequent).
Cas Norway Spruce Picea abies (Plantations and shelter-belts. Natural regeneration occurs in open ground, in clear-felled areas and on heathland).
Cas Serbian Spruce Picea omorika (Used on a small scale for shelter belts and in plantations, and quite frequently planted in parks).
Cas Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis (Plantations, especially on wetter ground).
Cas Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta (Generally grown in more exposed and higher rainfall areas than P. sylvestris).
Neo Corsican Pine Pinus nigra subsp. laricio (Plantations, shelter-belts, parks, churchyards and large gardens, locally becoming naturalised on heaths and sand dunes. Subsp. laricio tolerates a wide range of soils).
Neo Austrian Pine Pinus nigra subsp. nigra Commonly planted esp in div II. Beginning to naturalise. (H&H) Less Common (DW) (Subsp. nigra prefers light soils. Regeneration from seed is frequent).
Cas Macedonian Pine Pinus peuce Occasionally grown in plantations and parks. It is very rare in gardens. Mostly upland.
Neo Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Poss native in div II. Widespread & completely naturalised. Planted for forestry. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Bhutan Pine Pinus wallichiana (Frequently grown in parks and amenity areas. Tolerant of all but very shallow, calcareous soil. Regeneration from seed has been reported).
Cas Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii (Plantations and policy woodlands, parks and large gardens. Seed production in Britain is erratic, with long gaps between mast years, but natural regeneration occurs fairly widely).
Cas Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla Plantations and large gardens. Sometimes regenerates abundantly from seed, but saplings seldom reach maturity).
Taxodiaceae - Redwood Family
Cas California Redwood Sequoia sempervirens (Large gardens and parks. It has not been observed to set seed in Britain but it can produce dense coppice growth when felled).
Cas Giant Redwood Sequoiadendron giganteum (Parks, estates and large gardens, sometimes planted as avenues, and as a specimen tree in lawns; found also in churchyards and occasionally as a roadside tree. It has not been observed to regenerate from seed in Britain).
Cupressaceae - Cypress Family
Cas Lawson's Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Parks, gardens, churchyards, and shelter-belts. Frequently regenerates from seed, and plants arise opportunistically on banks, walls and woodland margins). xCupressocyparis leylandii (the notorious fast-growing hedging tree) does not set viable seed. (NP)
Cas Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata (Parks, gardens and plantations, regenerating from seed freely when mature).
Araucariaceae Family
Cas Monkey-puzzle Tree Araucaria araucana (Gardens and parks. Seed is abundantly produced, but the species very rarely regenerates in Britain).
Taxaceae - Yew Family
Nat Yew Taxus baccata Woods, hedges & parkland. Formerly widely planted, now completely naturalised. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Aristolochiaceae - Birthwort Family
Neo Birthwort Aristolochia clematitis (Found as an escape or a relic of cultivation in waste and rough places, often by old abbeys or nunneries, and in churchyards, woods and on grassy banks).
Nymphaeaceae - Water Lily Family
Nat Yellow Water Lily Nuphar lutea Pools, canals and slow streams. Common except Div II. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat White Water Lily Nymphaea alba subsp. alba Rivers and pools. Rare. All Divs. (H&H). Common but not as a native. (NRPR)
Ceratophyllaceae - Hornwort Family
Nat Rigid Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum Ponds, canals large drains. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
Neo Monkshood Aconitum napellus (Stream banks, damp, open woodland and sometimes in damp meadows, and as aliens on roadsides, waste ground and rubbish tips).
Neo Hybrid Monkshood Aconitum x cammarum (Damp places on a range of soils, usually in shaded sites or in tall vegetation. Habitats include damp roadsides and pastures, waste ground and moist woodland).
Cas Blue Anemone Anemone apennina (Woodland, open scrub, under park trees, in churchyards and near former habitations).
Nat Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa Woods & shady meadows. C in I & III, less so in II & IV on peaty & drift soils. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris Limestone woodland. V rare native in div I. Garden escape elsewhere. (H&H) Only considered native at 4 Notts locations. (NRPR). A garden escape in Rushcliffe e.g. Bingham LP. (NP)
Nat Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris Bogs and marshy places. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Orange-peel Clematis Clematis tangutica (Waste ground, rubbish tips and quarries, and as a relic of cultivation).
Nat Traveller's Joy Clematis vitalba Not uncommon in I and III. (H&H)
Cas Larkspur Consolida ajacis (Waste ground, rubbish tips and in cultivated fields).
Neo Winter Aconite Eranthis hyemalis Freq garden escape and naturalised. All divs. Langar (H&H)
Cas Holly-leaved Hellebore Helleborus argutifolius (Rocks and in rocky grassland, and as a casual on hedge banks and waste ground).
Neo Stinking Hellebore Helleborus foetidus Ornamental grounds. Rare. Divs I & IV. (H&H). Rushcliffe CP, Wilwell, Wilford Claypits. (NP)
Nat Green Hellebore Helleborus viridis subsp. occidentalis Limestone woodland. V rare native in div I. Garden escape elsewhere. Divs I & III
Cas Love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena Rubbish tips. (H&H)
Nat Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris Meadows etc. V Common. All Divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Common Water Crowfoot Ranunculus aquatilis Water Crowfoots are difficult and sometimes impossible to identify to species but this does seem to be the common one in ponds around Keyworth.(NP)
Arc Corn Buttercup Ranunculus arvensis Cornfields on strong clay. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H). Critically endangered and nationally rare, a population at Thorpe in the Glebe may no longer exist. (NRPR)
Nat Goldilocks Buttercup Ranunculus auricomus Woods & Hedges. Locally Freq. Willoughby, Widmerpool, Wysall (H&H)
Nat Brackish Water Crowfoot Ranunculus baudotii Not in Rushcliffe. (NP)
Nat Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus Meadows etc. V Common. All Divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Fan-leaved Water Crowfoot Ranunculus circinatus Deep still waters. Common in canals gravel pits etc. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria subsp. bulbilifer Woods, hedges & meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H) Typically found in more disturbed habitats than subsp. ficaria. Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria subsp. ficaria Woods, hedges & meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). This subspecies occurs in less disturbed habitats than subsp. bulbilifer. Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Spearwort Ranunculus flammula subsp. flammula Marshes & bogs. Freq but rarer in IV. (H&H)
Nat River Water Crowfoot Ranunculus fluitans Deeper rivers & streams. Widespread. Less common than calcareus. (H&H)
Nat Ivy-leaved Crowfoot Ranunculus hederaceus Damp, sandy places. Rare except in Div II. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Greater Spearwort Ranunculus lingua (Fens and marshes, on ditch, canal and pond edges and in flooded gravel-pits and quarries). Not in Rushcliffe but recorded on Grantham Canal between Harby & Plungar(Leics.) (NP)
Nat Round-leaved Crowfoot Ranunculus omiophyllus (Margins of ponds and ditches, flushes, damp depressions, gateways and tracks in pastures and the sheltered backwaters of rivers. Confined to acidic, mesotrophic or oligotrophic soils). Not recorded in Rushcliffe (NP)
Nat Small-flowered Buttercup Ranunculus parviflorus Dry meadows. V. rare. Clifton Lane, Gotham Hill. (H&H). Scarce eg Gotham hills, Holme Pierrepont, Ratcliffe on Soar. (NRPR)
Nat Pond Water Crowfoot Ranunculus peltatus Ditches & ponds; frequent. All Divs. (H&H)
Nat Ranunculus penicillatus subsp. Pseudofluitans (=P. calcareus) Shallower rivers & streams, Common Divs I, II, & III. (H&H)
Nat Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens Damp grassland, waste ground etc. A Common weed. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Hairy Buttercup Ranunculus sardous Fields & Meadows. Rare. No modern records. Divs III & IV. Barnstone. (H&H). Scarce. Recorded as a casual at Bingham LP (may no longer be present) and in a field at Colston Bassett. (NRPR)
Nat Celery-leaved Buttercup Ranunculus sceleratus Pool sides and marshy places. Common. All Divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Thread-leaved Water Crowfoot Ranunculus trichophyllus Ditches & ponds; frequent. All Divs. Bunny Park, Trent Valley. F. crenatus Gluck Widmerpool. (H&H)
Neo Bastard Cabbage Rapistrum rugosum subsp. linnaeanum Dumps, wharfs & waste places. Uncommon. Div I, II & III (H&H) Absent from Rushcliffe? (NP)
Nat Common Meadow-rue Thalictrum flavum Damp meadows and woods. Freq in river valleys of I, II & III. Rare in IV. (H&H)
Neo Lesser Meadow-rue Thalictrum minus (Calcareous or other base-rich habitats where competition is low. It also occurs in other habitats, including churchyards, hedge banks and roadsides, as a garden escape).
Berberidaceae - Berberis Family
Cas Berberis aggregata (Naturalised on chalky banks, walls, hedgerows and in woods. Regeneration by seed has not been reported).
Neo Darwin's Barberry Berberis darwinii (Woodland and scrub, on roadsides, hedge banks and walls, and as an occasional relic of cultivation).
Cas Thunberg's Barberry Berberis thunbergii (Woodland, on roadsides, railway banks and waste ground, and by footpaths. Reproduces by seed and is occasionally bird-sown. Can become abundant in suitable habitats).
Neo Barberry Berberis vulgaris Hedges. Widely distributed but uncommon. All divs. Clifton, Holme Pierrepont, Thorpe in the Glebe, Owthorpe, Wysall. (H&H)
Cas B. darwinii x empetrifolia Berberis x stenophylla (Commonly planted in parks and gardens, and occasionally found naturalised on roadsides and in hedges).
Neo Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium Widely planted for game cover. All divs. (H&H)
Papaveraceae - Poppy Family
Arc Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus Road sides and hedge banks near houses. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Cas California Poppy Eschscholzia californica Freq as garden escape and on rubbish dumps. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Yellow-horned Poppy Glaucium flavum (Shingle banks and stony beaches. The few inland records are of casual occurrences).
Neo Welsh Poppy Meconopsis cambrica (Grown in gardens and has become naturalised on hedge banks, walls, roadsides and waste ground).
Arc Prickly Poppy Papaver argemone Arable fields on light soils. Formerly locally frequent eg West Leake. (H&H) Occasional. 21 post-2000 monads. Holme Pierrepont is only Rushcliffe site. (NRPR)
Cas Atlantic Poppy Papaver atlanticum (Naturalised on walls, roadsides and waste ground.)
Arc Long-headed Poppy Papaver dubium subsp. dubium Arable fields, roadsides & waste places. Less Common. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Yellow-juiced Poppy Papaver lecoqii Found only at Bingham LP but formerly in arable land around Thorpe in the Glebe, Owthorpe and Kinoulton. (NRPR)
Cas Oriental Poppy Papaver pseudoorientale
Arc Common (Field) Poppy Papaver rhoeas Arable fields, roadsides & waste places, Common. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum Rubbish tips. All Divs. (H&H)
Neo Yellow Corydalis Pseudofumaria lutea (Widely naturalised. Most frequently found rooted into the crevices of old mortared walls, pavements and other masonry, and on brick rubble and stony waste ground. Once established in an area, it can quickly colonise new sites).
Fumariaceae - Fumitory Family
Nat Common Ramping Fumitory Fumaria muralis Uncommon in Notts and known from only two sites in Rushcliffe; Nottm Trent Uni Clifton Campus, Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Climbing Corydalis (Fumitory) Ceratocapnos (Corydalis) claviculata Damp woods on sand. Rare. Div II. (H&H).
Neo Bird-in-a-bush Corydalis solida (Woodland, hedgerows, churchyards and rough grassland, and on roadsides, river banks and walls. It occurs as a garden escape or throw-out, and often becomes naturalised).
Arc Common Fumitory Fumaria officinalis subsp. officinalis Arable fields, gardens, waste places. V common esp on light soils. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Ulmaceae - Elm Family
Nat Wych Elm Ulmus glabra Woods & hedges. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Small-leaved Elm Ulmus minor subsp. minor
Nat Plot's Elm Ulmus plotii Hedges. Freq in div III. Divs III & IV. (H&H)
Nat English Elm Ulmus procera Woods & hedges. Previous botanists considered this sp common. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Dutch Elm Ulmus x hollandica Hedges. Uncommon. Div III. Two records; Farndon & East Bridgford. (H&H
Nat Ulmus x vegeta
Cannabaceae - Hemp Family
Cas Hemp Cannabis sativa Rare alien. Rubbish dumps. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Hop Humulus lupulus Formerly cultivated esp nr Southwell. Damp hedges, woods & willow holts. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Moraceae - Fig Family
Neo Fig Ficus carica Waste places in towns, river & canal sides. Widespread. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Urticaceae - Nettle Family
Nat Pellitory of the Wall Parietaria judaica Old walls & rocks. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Mind-your-own-business Soleirolia soleirolii
Nat Common (Stinging) Nettle Urtica dioica subsp. dioica Hedges, woods, waste places. V common. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Stingless (Fen) Nettle Urtica dioica subsp. galeopsifolia Recorded at Holme Pit and Shelford Carr
Arc Small Nettle Urtica urens Arable land & waste ground, esp on light soil. Common. All divs.(H&H). Less Common (DW)
Juglandaceae - Walnut Family
Neo Walnut Juglans regia Planted nr houses. Becoming rare. (H&H)
Cas Caucasian Wingnut Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Myriaceae - Bog Myrtle Family
Cas Bog Myrtle Myrica gale Boggy woods. V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Fagaceae - Beech Family
Cas Italian Alder Alnus cordata (Roadsides, in town parks and in amenity areas. Seedlings are frequent by pavements and on waste ground.)
Nat Alder Alnus glutinosa Streamsides and wet woods. Common, less so in Div 4
Neo Grey Alder Alnus incana (Widely planted in parks, on roadsides, reclaimed tips and river banks. )
Neo Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa Woods & hedges. Formerly freq planted esp on light soils. Less common in divs III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Beech Fagus sylvatica Woods, parks & hedges.Widely planted around country estates esp in Sherwood Forest. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Turkey Oak Quercus cerris Widely planted. It regenerates freely. Freq, esp in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Evergreen Oak Quercus ilex Rarely planted & only as an ornamental. (H&H)
Nat Sessile Oak Quercus petraea Woods. Freq on the Sherwood Forest, rare elsewhere. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur Woods & hedges. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas American Red Oak Quercus rubra Increasingly planted, esp on the Sherwood Forest - the plantations are still young. (H&H)
Cas Quercus x crenata
Nat Quercus x rosacea
Cas Noble Beech Nothofagus obliqua
Betulaceae - Birch Family
Nat Alder Alnus glutinosa Streamsides & wet woods. Common, less so in div IV. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Silver Birch Betula pendula Woods & heaths on light soils. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Downy Birch Betula pubescens subsp. pubescens Damp woodland on light soils. Local. All divs (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Betula x aurata
Neo Hornbeam Carpinus betulus Planted in woods & nr large houses. Not infrequent. Divs II, III & IV. Rempstone. (H&H)
Nat Hazel Corylus avellana Woods & hedges. Common, less so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Chenopodiaceae - Goosefoot Family
Cas "Garden Orache" Atriplex hortensis Waste places. Rare. Divs III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Grass-leaved Orache Atriplex littoralis Rare casual. Div III. (Nottingham Dump) (H&H)
Nat Common Orache Atriplex patula Arable land & waste places. V common. All divs.(H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Spear-leaved Orache Atriplex prostrata Arable land & waste places. V common. All divs.(H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Fat Hen Chenopodium album Arable land & waste ground. . V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Good King Henry Chenopodium bonus-henricus Roadsides nr houses. Widespread & well established, though not common. All divs. (H&H). Seriously declined since 1970. 14 Monads but many since lost or vulnerable. (NRPR)
Arc Fig-leaved Goosefoot Chenopodium ficifolium Waste places & arable land. Local. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Cas Chenopodium giganteum
Arc Nettle-leaved Goosefoot Chenopodium murale Waste places. Rare. Divs I, II & III. Kingston on Soar; Flintham Hall. (H&H). Rare and vulnerable to extinction in Notts, One plant at Wilford. (NRPR)
Cas "Grey Goosefoot" Chenopodium opulifolium Waste places. Rare. Div III. (H&H)
Arc Many-seeded Goosefoot Chenopodium polyspermum Arable land, esp on peat soils.Locally freq. All divs. Bunny; Freq in div IV. (H&H)
Nat Red Goosefoot Chenopodium rubrum Farmyards, pit dumps & a weed on organic soils. Rather common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Cultivated Beet Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris
Cas Spinach Spinacia oleracea
Amaranthaceae - Amaranth Family
Neo White Pigweed Amaranthus albus (Disturbed, nutrient-rich waste ground and rubbish tips.)
Cas Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus caudatus
Cas Green Amaranth Amaranthus hybridus (Disturbed, nutrient-rich waste ground, waysides, rubbish tips, market gardens and arable fields)
Cas Common Amaranth Amaranthus retroflexus A rare casual. Div III. Kingston on Soar. (H&H)
Portulaceae - Purslane Family
Neo Spring Beauty Claytonia perfoliata Sandy fields, old walls. Uncommon. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Pink Purslane Claytonia sibirica Found nr old gardens in Sherwood, Nottingham 1956. (Div II). (H&H). Now more widespread? (NP)
Nat Blinks Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma Damp hollows. Local. Commonest in gravelly hollows in the Trent Valley. Divs II, III & IV) (H&H). In Rushcliffe, found at Holme Pierrepont only. (NRPR)
Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
Nat Thyme-leaved Sandwort Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. leptoclados Walls & dry places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Unclear as to which subsp this applies. (NP). Less Common (DW)
Nat Thyme-leaved Sandwort Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia Walls & dry places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Field Mouse-ear Cerastium arvense x tomentosum
Nat Field Mouse-ear Cerastium arvense Grassy places on sand. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Sea Mouse-ear Cerastium diffusum
Nat Common Mouse-ear Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare Grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Sticky Mouse-ear Cerastium glomeratum Meadows, heaths & arable fields. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Little Mouse-ear Cerastium semidecandrum Heaths & sandy meadows, railway lines. Locally common. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Snow-in-Summer Cerastium tomentosum A common & invasive gdn plant, often naturalised around villages. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Sweet William Dianthus barbatus
Cas Pink Dianthus plumarius
Cas Smooth Rupturewort Herniaria glabra Damp gravelly ground. Extinct. Div III. (Newark/Hawton) (H&H). Extinct as a native. Recorded twice since 1970 as an introduction. (NRPR)
Cas Illecebrum verticillatum
Neo Rose Campion Lychnis coronaria
Nat Fine-leaved Sandwort Minuartia hybrida subsp. tenuifolia
Nat Three-nerved Sandwort Moehringia trinervia Woods & shady hedgerows. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Water Chickweed Myosoton aquaticum River, drain & pond sides. Common esp in the Trent valley. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Annual Pearlwort Sagina apetala subsp. apetala Sandy places, pathways, walls. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Fringed Pearlwort Sagina filicaulis (S. apetala subsp. erecta) Sandy places, pathways, walls. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Knotted Pearlwort Sagina nodosa Drainsides & damp places. Now confined to the Carrs and Magnesian Limestone. Rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H).
Nat Procumbent Pearlwort Sagina procumbens Walls, damp grassland & paths. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Rock Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
Arc Soapwort Saponaria officinalis Hedgebanks. Usually nr villages. Uncommon. All divs. Bunny Park. (H&H)
Nat Annual Knawel Scleranthus annuus Sandy fields. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Red Campion Silene dioica Woods & shady hedgerows. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc White Campion Silene latifolia subsp. alba Arable fields, waste places and roadsides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Night-flowering Catchfly Silene noctiflora Arable fields on limestone & basic peat soils. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H). Rare in Notts- recorded from Barnstone. (NRPR)
Cas Silene uniflora
Nat Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Grassy places & waste ground. Locally common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat S. dioica x latifolia Silene x hampeana Common with the parents. (H&H)
Arc Corn Spurrey Spergula arvensis Arable fields on light soils. V common in suitable soils. All divs. (H&H). Formerly common, now just occasional records from Rushcliffe at Holme Pierrepont and Ruddington. (NRPR)
Neo Lesser Sea-spurrey Spergularia marina Less Common (DW)
Nat Sand Spurrey Spergularia rubra Dry sandy fields & paths. Locally common. All divs. Normanton on Soar (H&H)
Nat Bog Stitchwort Stellaria alsine (S. uliginosa) Stream, pond & drain sides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Stitchwort Stellaria graminea Grasy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea Hedgesides & woods. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Common Chickweed Stellaria media Arable land, woodland, waste places etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Greater Chickweed Stellaria neglecta Shady places. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts. Long present at Clifton Grove (in the City) (NRPR)
Nat Wood Stitchwort Stellaria nemorum subsp. nemorum Damp woodland. V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H). Only extant population is at Clifton Grove. (NRPR)
Nat Stellaria pallida
Nat Marsh Stitchwort Stellaria palustris Marshy meadows on light soils. Decreasing, Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Scarce; recorded at Holme Pit. (NRPR)
Arc Corn-cockle Agrostemma githago Arable fields. Formerly common, now extremely rare. All divs. (H&H). Extinct as an archaeophyte. All recent records are introductions. (NRPR)
Nat Deptford Pink Dianthus armeria Freq near gardens and on rubbish dumps. (H&H). Nationally endangered and rare in Notts. A couple of healthy populations exist on the Widmerpool test track. (NRPR)
Nat Maiden Pink Dianthus deltoides Around sandstone rocks. Extinct. Divs II & III. (H&H). Extinct as a native but an introduced population exists at Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR).
Nat Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi Damp meadows & marshes. Widespread but decreasing, Least common in Div IV. All divs. (H&H)
Polygonaceae - Dock Family
Cas Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Occurs as a casual when sown for game. Infrequent. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Russian Vine Fallopia baldschuanica Waste places. Divs II & III. Est. in several places around Nottm. (H&H)
Arc Black Bindweed Fallopia convolvulus Arable land & waste places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica Roadsides & waste places. Well established & rather freq. All divs (1st record 1952) (H&H). Currently being exterminated. (NP)
Neo Giant Knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis Damp ground & streamsides. Uncommon. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Amphibious Bistort Persicaria amphibia Still water & damp places. Common; least so in div IV. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Persicaria amplexicaulis No recent records in Rushcliffe
Nat Common Bistort Persicaria bistorta Damp meadows. Rather freq. Divs I,II & III. (H&H) Very scarce in Rushcliffe.
Nat Water-pepper Persicaria hydropiper Nr ponds & in damp places. Common. All divs. (H&H)Restricted in Rushcliffe to Trent and Soar
Nat Pale Persicaria Persicaria lapathifolia Arable fields. Common. All Divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Redleg Persicaria maculosa Arable fields & damp bare ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Least Water-pepper Persicaria minor Damp places. Rare. Divs II & III, (H&H). Scarce. Recorded at West Bridgford, Shelford, Adbolton and around Holme Pit. (NRPR)
Nat Tasteless Water-pepper Persicaria mitis Damp places. Rare. Divs II & III, (H&H). Locally frequent in parts of the Trent Valley. (NRPR)
Neo Persicaria wallichii
Arc Equal-leaved Knotgrass Polygonum arenastrum Less Common (DW)
Nat Knotgrass Polygonum aviculare Arable land & paths. V common & resistant to spray, All divs, (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Turkish Rhubarb Rheum palmatum
Cas Rheum x hybridum
Nat Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa subsp. acetosa Meadows & grassland. V common. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Sheeps's Sorrel Rumex acetosella subsp. acetosella Sandy meadows & fields, heaths. V common on all light lands. All divs, (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Clustered Dock Rumex conglomeratus Roadsides, meadows & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW) This sp. plus Curled, Broad-leaved and Wood Dock are the only four to consider in most of Notts. Water, Marsh and Golden are very scattered along the main watercourses. (Fiddle Dock does not occur in Notts)
Nat Curled Dock Rumex crispus subsp. crispus Damp grassland & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Water Dock Rumex hydrolapathum Banks of canals, gravel pits etc. Freq except in div IV. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Golden Dock Rumex maritimus Bare ground nr pond & gravel pits. Locally freq esp in the tidal Trent valley. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Broad-leaved Dock Rumex obtusifolius Roadsides, farmyards, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Marsh Dock Rumex palustris Damp bare ground. Local & less common than maritimus. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Rumex patientia subsp. orientalis
Nat Wood Dock Rumex sanguineus Hedges & woods. Freq. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Rumex x knafii A hybrid of conglomeratus x maritimus. A record from West Bridgford is the only Notts report. (NRPR)
Nat Rumex x pratensis
Nat Rumex x schulzei Possibly under-recorded the only (Notts) record is from Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Rumex x steinii
Clusiaceae - St John's Wort Family
Neo Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum Extinct or error. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Believed extinct as a native plant. Garden escapes assisted by birds are widely distributed. (NRPR). Wilwell Cutting (NP).
Neo Rose of Sharon Hypericum calycinum Commonly naturalised in shrubberies. (H&H)
Cas A St John's Wort Hypericum forrestii
Nat Hairy St. John's Wort Hypericum hirsutum Woods & hedges. Common on strong land in divs I, II & IV. Rare in II. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Trailing St. John's Wort Hypericum humifusum Heaths & sandy fields. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Imperforate St. John's Wort Hypericum maculatum subsp. obtusiusculum Banks & sandy woods. V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H). Scarce; Found at Cotgrave Forest, Green Line, West Bridgford and Willoughby on the Wolds. (NRPR).
Nat Pale St. John's Wort Hypericum montanum Bushy places on limestone. V rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Perforate St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum Woods, heaths & banks. Widespread & freq. Preferring lighter soils. All divs (H&H). Common (DW). Cotgrave Forest, Wilwell Cutting (NP)
Nat Slender St. John's Wort Hypericum pulchrum Woods & shady places. Widespread but not common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Square-stalked St. John's Wort Hypericum tetrapterum Besides streams & ditches. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Des Etang's St. John's Wort Hypericum x desetangsii A hybrid of perforatum x maculatum found at East Bridgford and Normanton on Soar. (NRPR).
Cas Tall Tutsan Hypericum x inodorum
Paeoniaceae - Paeony Family
Cas Garden Paeony Paeonia officinalis
Tiliaceae - Lime Family
Nat Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata Certainly native in divs I & III. Woods & hedges. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Large-leaved Lime Tilia platyphyllos subsp. cordifolia Div I. Only one record at Scratta Wood, Shireoaks. Wood felled but several remaining trees in 1962. (H&H). Found as a native in 24 x1km squares in Notts but none of the trees in Rushcliffe are considered native. (NRPR).
Cas Common Lime Tilia x europaea (T x vulgaris) Very commonly planted in all parts of the county. It regenerates freely. (H&H). Common (DW)
Malvaceae - Mallow Family
Cas Indian Mallow Abutilon theophrasti (An annual found as a casual in waste places, fields and on rubbish tips. Lowland)
Cas Hollyhock Alcea rosea Roadsides & dumps. Freq by Foss north of Saxondale but does not appear to establish itself. (H&H)
Neo A mallow Lavatera x clementii
Cas Greater Musk Mallow Malva alcea
Nat Musk Mallow Malva moschata Grassy banks & open woodland. Widespread but not common. All divs. Cropwell Bishop, Gotham hills, Upper Broughton. (H&H)
Arc Dwarf Mallow Malva neglecta Waste places, roadsides & particularly around farmyards. Sporadic. All divs. Keyworth, Granby, Langar, Bunny. (H&H)
Cas Bull Mallow Malva nicaeensis
Arc Common Mallow Malva sylvestris Roadsides & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Dwarf Checkerbloom Sidalcea malviflora
Cistaceae - Rock-rose Family
Nat Common Rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium Meadows & rocks on calcareous soils. Rare & decreasing. Divs I, II & III. (H&H) Absent from Rushcliffe? (NP)
Violaceae - Violet Family
Arc Field Pansy Viola arvensis Arable fields & waste ground, esp on acid soil. Commoner than tricolor. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Heath Dog Violet Viola canina subsp. canina Heaths & sandy woods. Locally frequent. Divs II, III & IV. Cotgrave. (H&H)
Cas Horned Pansy Viola cornuta Garden escape. Roadsides, Wood edges, grassland. V rare (Rose)
Nat Hairy Violet Viola hirta Banks & hedges on calcareous soils. Freq except in Div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Sweet Violet Viola odorata Woods & hedgesides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Marsh Violet Viola palustris Bogs & boggy woods. Less freq than formerly. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Wood (Early) Dog Violet Viola reichenbachiana Woods & copses. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Common Dog Violet Viola riviniana Woods & hedgebanks. V common. All divs (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wild Pansy (Heartsease) Viola tricolor subsp. tricolor Arable fields. Common. All Divs. (H&H).
Wild Pansy (Heartsease) Viola tricolor subsp. curtisii Scattered records of introduced forms of this subsp. (NRPR)
Nat Viola x scabra
Cas Viola x wittrockiana
Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk Family
Cas Tamarisk Tamarix gallica
Cucurbitaceae - Marrow Family
Nat White Bryony Bryonia dioica Hedges. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW). Common in most hedgerows in Rushcliffe (NP)
Cas Melon Cucumis melo
Salicaceae - Willow Family
Cas White Poplar Populus alba Occ. planted in ornamental grounds. (H&H)
Cas Lombardy Poplar Populus nigra fastigiate cultivars Widely planted (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Native Black Poplar Populus nigra subsp. betulifolia Scarce - Confirmed native at Widmerpool and Stanton on the Wolds but widely planted elsewhere, many of which may be "Manchester" Poplar (NRPR)
Nat Aspen Populus tremula Hedges & woods esp on sand. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Black Cottonwood Populus trichocarpa
Cas Populus x berolinensis
Cas Hybrid Black Poplar Populus x canadensis Widely planted (NP). Common (DW)
Neo Grey Poplar Populus x canescens Moist woods & hedges. Freq. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Balm of Gilead Populus x jackii
Arc White Willow Salix alba Hedges & streamsides. Widely planted but now neglected. Common but less so than fragilis. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Eared Willow Salix aurita Damp acid ground. Almost disappeared due to drainage and hybridisation with S. cinerea. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Goat Willow Salix caprea subsp. caprea Woods & hedges esp on clay, sometimes in gravel pits. Common, less so in divs II & IV. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Grey Willow Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia Woods, hedges, gravel pits& all moist places. V common esp on acid & sandy soils. (H&H). Common (DW)
Grey Willow Salix cinerea subsp. cinerea Uncommon. Recorded at Holme Pierrepont only. (NRPR)
Cas Violet Willow Salix daphnoides Rare. Planted.
Cas Olive Willow Salix elaeagnos
Arc Crack Willow Salix fragilis var fragilis: Attenborough. var russelliana: the common pollard willow in Notts, var latifolia: rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Dark-leaved Willow Salix myrsinifolia
Nat Bay Willow Salix pentandra Native on streamsides & in alder carr, esp in the west of the county. Planted as an ornamental & occ (eg Lound) as a basket willow. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H). Formerly at Holme Pierrepont but may not now be present. (NRPR)
Nat Purple Willow Salix purpurea Willow holts, damp hedges & woods. Rather freq. (H&H).
Nat Creeping Willow Salix repens Moist heaths. Rare Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Arc Almond Willow Salix triandra Hedges, damp places, willow holts. Common in the Trent Valley, less so elsewhere. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Osier Salix viminalis Willow holts, damp hedges, gravel pits, swamps. The commonest osier in willow holts. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas A willow Salix x calodendron Willow holts, riversides, by ponds. Trent valley, rare elsewhere. Divs III & IV. (H&H). A triple hybrid of viminalis x cinerea x caprea. Records from Holme Pit, Fairham brook, Clifton and Wilwell Cutting. (NRPR)
Nat A willow Salix x forbyana Willow holts, hedges & damp places. (H&H). A triple hybrid of purpurea x viminalis x cinerea recorded at Kinoulton and Radcliffe on Trent. (NRPR)
Cas A willow Salix x fruticosa V rare. Div III. One record (Besthorpe). (H&H)
Cas A willow Salix x meyeriana
Arc A willow Salix x mollissima
Nat A willow Salix x multinervis A hybrid of aurita x cinerea recorded at Rushcliffe GC. (NRPR)
Nat A willow Salix x reichardtii
Arc A willow Salix x rubens
Neo "Green-leaved Osier" Salix x rubra Willow holts, gravel pits, planted on the Trent bank. Uncommon. (H&H). A hybrid of viminalis x purpurea. Recorded from Clifton Grove, Holme Pit, Ratcliffe on Soar and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Cas A willow Salix x sepulcralis
Nat A willow Salix x sericans Hedges & gravel pits. Freq in div III, less so elsewhere. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat A willow Salix x smithiana
Cas A willow Salix x stipularis V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Brassicaceae - Cabbage Family
Nat Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata Hedge banks & under trees. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Thale Cress Arabidopsis thaliana Sandy heaths, walls, railway lines, gravel paths. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Garden Arabis Arabis caucasica
Nat Hairy Rock-cress Arabis hirsuta Limestone rocks. Rare. Div I. (H&H) Absent from Rushcliffe. (NP)
Neo Arabis turrita
Arc Horse-radish Armoracia rusticana Roadsides, waste places, river banks. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Aubretia Aubrieta deltoidea
Neo Medium-flowered Winter-cress Barbarea intermedia Arable fields, esp. grass leys. Widespread & freq in some years. Divs I,II & III. Holme Pierrepont. (H&H)
Neo Small-flowered Winter-cress Barbarea stricta Riversides, willow holts, damp waste land. Locally frequent & prob increasing. All divs. (H&H)
Neo American Winter-cress Barbarea verna Rare. Div III. (H&H). Arable & wasteland (Rose), Rushcliffe ?
Nat Winter-cress Barbarea vulgaris Riversides & damp places.Common in Divs II & III, Less so in Divs I & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Oil-seed Rape Brassica napus subsp. Oleifera Common (DW)
Neo Rape Brassica napus Common (DW)
Cas Black Mustard Brassica nigra Waste ground & roadsides. Frequent. All divs. (H&H). Scarce in Notts - Holme Pierrepont and Cotgrave. (NRPR)
Cas Wild Cabbage Brassica oleracea
Arc Wild Turnip Brassica rapa subsp. campestris River sides. Common on banks of Trent, Idle & Soar. Divs I & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Gold of Pleasure Camelina sativa Waste places. Rare. Divs II & III. FP between Langar & Bingham. (H&H)
Arc Shepherd's Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris Arable land, roadsides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Large Bittercress Cardamine amara Spongy ground near streams, woodland bogs & willow holts. Freq in Divs I & II, less so in III (where restricted to alluvial soils), absent from IV. (H&H)
Nat Wavy Bittercress Cardamine flexuosa Marshes, drain sides, damp woods. Common except in Div IV. All divs. (H&H). Garden weed. Keyworth (NP). Less Common (DW)
Nat Hairy Bittercress Cardamine hirsuta Sandy heaths, gardens, railway banks & tracks. Fairly common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Cuckoo Flower Cardamine pratensis Damp meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Danish Scurvygrass Cochlearia danica Less Common (DW) This salt-tolerant plant can be found alongside gritted main roads (NP). Less Common (DW)
Neo Wallflower Cabbage Coincya monensis subsp. cheiranthos
Neo Lesser Swine-cress Coronopus didymus Waste ground & corn fields. Rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H) Absent from Rushcliffe? (NP)
Arc Swine-cress Coronopus squamatus Arable fields, gateways, farmyards on heavy clays. Common in Div III & IV, rare elsewhere. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Flixweed Descurainia sophia Arable land or waste places. Uncommon. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Annual Wall Rocket Diplotaxis muralis Waste ground & railway lines. Widespread. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Perennial Wall Rocket Diplotaxis tenuifolia Waste places. Rare. Divs I, III & IV. Barnstone quarry. (H&H)
Nat Glabrous Whitlowgrass Erophila glabrescens Scarce but probably under-recorded. Found at two locations at Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Common Whitlowgrass Erophila verna Sandy & rocky places, railway tracks. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa
Cas Hairy Rocket Erucastrum gallicum
Arc Treacle Mustard Erysimum cheiranthoides Arable fields on light soils. Locally common. All divs. Gotham hills. (H&H)
Arc Wallflower Erysimum cheiri Old walls & rocks. Widespread but not common. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Although long naturalised in parts of Notts, Rushcliffe records are casuals. (NRPR)
Neo Dame's Violet Hesperis matronalis River banks, woods and dumps. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Hoary Mustard Hirschfeldia incana
Cas Garden Candytuft Iberis sempervirens
Cas Garden Candytuft Iberis umbellata Freq on rubbish dumps and naturalised on a road embankment at Bunny. Div IV. (H&H)
Arc Field Pepperwort Lepidium campestre Arable fields on light soils. Not common. All divs. West Leake, East Leake. (H&H)
Neo Hoary Cress Lepidium draba subsp. draba Waste ground, roadsides etc. Common & increasing particularly in industrial areas and the Trent valley. Rare in IV and on the clays of III. All divs. Langar. (H&H)
Nat Smith's Pepperwort Lepidium heterophyllum (Acidic soils in dry, heathy and gravelly places. Also in shingle, railway ballast and embankments). Bingham LP
Neo Dittander Lepidium latifolium Uncommon (a coastal species) found at Plumtree, Gamston, Barnstone and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Arc Narrow-leaved Pepperwort Lepidium ruderale Recorded on waste ground at Wilford probably in error. (H&H). But on Notts Plant Register post 1970 (NP)
Cas Garden Cress Lepidium sativum On rubbish dumps & near gardens and sewage works. (H&H)
Cas Lepidium virginicum
Cas Sweet Alison Lobularia maritima V common garden escape and rubbish dump plant but not established. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Honesty Lunaria annua A common plant of rubbish dumps and a garden escape. (H&H)
Cas Virginia Stock Malcolmia maritima
Arc Wild Radish Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. raphanistrum Arable land & waste places. V common. All divs. Var raphanistrum and var flavus are equally common. (H&H)
Cas Garden Radish Raphanus sativus Freq on rubbish dumps and near gardens. (H&H)
Nat Great Yellow-cress Rorippa amphibia By rivers, ponds & streams. Common except Div IV. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Narrow-fruited Watercress Rorippa microphylla
Nat Water-cress Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Streams, ponds & marshes. V common. All divs (H&H). Common (DW). The hybrid Nasturtium x sterile has been recorded at Holme Pierrepont and Ruddington. (NRPR)
Nat Marsh Yellow-cress Rorippa palustris
Nat Creeping Yellow-cress Rorippa sylvestris River sides. Locally common. Divs II & III (H&H)
Nat Hybrid Watercress Rorippa x sterilis
Arc White Mustard Sinapis alba Roadsides & waste ground. A freq relic of cultivation. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Charlock Sinapis arvensis Arable fields & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Tall Rocket Sisymbrium altissimum Rubbish dumps, pit dumps, waste places and roadsides. Common. Increasing rapidly. (H&H)
Neo False London Rocket Sisymbrium loeselii Occurs abundantly at Boots tip, Dunkirk. Introduced. First found 1960. Div III. (H&H)
Arc Hedge Mustard Sisymbrium officinale Roadsides & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Eastern Rocket Sisymbrium orientale Rubbish dumps, pit dumps, waste places and roadsides. V common. Probably still increasing. (H&H)
Nat Shepherd's Cress Teesdalia nudicaulis Sandy heaths. Locally common on the bunter, blown sand and gravel. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Arc Field Penny-cress Thlaspi arvense Arable fields. Common. All Divs. (H&H)
Resedaceae - Mignonette Family
Nat Wild Mignonette Reseda lutea Waste places & roadsides. Uncommon. All divs. Aslockton, Cropwell Bishop, Willoughby. (H&H)
Arc Weld Reseda luteola Waste ground, riversides, arable land. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Ericaceae - Heather Family
Nat Heather Calluna vulgaris Sandy woods & heaths. Local. All divs. Clipston & Cotgrave Wolds. (H&H). Less Common (DW). Recently found in a tiny colony at Holme Pierrepont - the only Rushcliffe site; now extinct at Clipston/Cotgrave. (NP)
Nat Bell Heather Erica cinerea Heaths & sandy woods. Local. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Absent from Rushcliffe. (NP)
Cas Corsican Heath Erica terminalis
Nat Cross-leaved Heath Erica tetralix Wet heaths. The least common of the 'heathers'. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Absent from Rushcliffe (NP)
Neo Cornish Heath Erica vagans Ornamental planting in the Dukeries? (H&H)
Neo Sheep-laurel Kalmia angustifolia
Neo Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum Commonly naturalised in woods, esp in div II and on the gravels east of the Trent. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus Heaths & sandy woods. Formerly freq in div II but now decreasing. Rare elsewhere. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Monotropaceae - Bird's-nest Family
Nat Yellow Birdsnest Monotropa hypopitys Woods on sand. V rare. Div II. (H&H)
Primulaceae - Primula Family
Nat Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis Arable land. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Blue Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis subsp. foemina Now extinct in Notts. Last recorded in 1962 at Owthorpe. (NRPR)
Nat Bog Pimpernel Anagallis tenella Bogs & marshy grounds often nr calcareous streams. Rare & decreasing. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Sowbread Cyclamen hederifolium Divs III & IV. Only one record; Langar, 1805/1807. (H&H)
Nat Water Violet Hottonia palustris Drains & ponds on light soils & peat.Local. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Clifton; Wilford; Ratcliffe; Owthorpe. (H&H)
Nat Yellow Pimpernel Lysimachia nemorum Damp woods. Locally freq. All divs. Freq in div III, West Leake Hills; Stanton on the Wolds; Widmerpool. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia Damp meadows & hedge bottoms. Common in the Trent valley & freq elsewhere. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Dotted Loosestrife Lysimachia punctata
Nat Yellow Loosestrife Lysimachia vulgaris Damp places & drain sides on peat & sand. Freq on the Carrs and light alluvium, rare elsewhere. Divs II, III & IV. Flintham Wood; Sutton Bonington. (H&H)
Nat Cowslip Primula veris Meadows & roadsides. Decreasing but still common except in div II wher it grows chiefly on the alluvial soils.. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Primrose Primula vulgaris Woods & sometimes in hedges. Freq in divs I & III, less so in div II & rare in div IV. Widmerpool, Gotham. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat False Oxlip Primula x polyantha P. veris x vulgaris. Open woodland. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Brookweed Samolus valerandi Sides of peaty drains & calcareous streams. V local. All divs. Gotham Moor. (H&H)
Hydrangeaceae - Hydrangea Family
Cas Mock Orange Philadelphus coronarius Sometimes planted in woods. (H&H)
Grossulariaceae - Currant Family
Nat Mountain Currant Ribes alpinum Marshy woods. V rare. Div I (H&H). Scarce in Nottinghamshire (and nationally) Recorded from the Green Line, West Bridgford. (NRPR)
Neo Black Currant Ribes nigrum Wet woods. Common esp in willow holts in the Trent Valley. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Red Currant Ribes rubrum Wet woods. Common esp in willow holts in the Trent Valley. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum
Neo Gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa Damp woods & hedges. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Crassulaceae - Stonecrop Family
Neo Australian Swamp Stonecrop Crassula helmsii
Nat Mossy Stonecrop Crassula tillaea Gravel rides. V rare. Div IV. (Langford Moor) (H&H)
Neo Sedum hispanicum
Cas Ice Plant Sedum spectabile
Neo Caucasian Stonecrop Sedum spurium
Nat Biting Stonecrop Sedum acre Walls, rocks, heaths, railways. Common. All divs. (H&H))
Arc White Stonecrop Sedum album Rare. Divs 2,3.Lock wall, Kingston on Soar. (H&H)
Saxifragaceae - Saxifrage Family
Cas Bergenia crassifolia
Nat Alternate-leaved Golden Saxifrage Chrysosplenium alternifolium Very wet 'alder carr' type woods by streams in Div II. Local. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Golden Saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium Wet woods & dumbles. Locally freq in div I, II & III. (H&H)
Cas Heuchera sanguinea
Nat Meadow Saxifrage Saxifraga granulata In all meadows & pastures. (Deering 1748). Banks in meadows. Local, chiefly in the Trent Valley. Decreasing. Divs II, III & IV. Trent Hills at Elston & Flintham; Rempstone; Clifton Grove. (H&H). Wilwell Cutting (NP)
Cas Irish Saxifrage Saxifraga rosacea subsp. Rosacea
Nat Rue-leaved Saxifrage Saxifraga tridactylites Old walls & quarries. Uncommon. All divs. East bridgford, Gunthorpe, Wtsall Churchyard. (H&H)
Neo London Pride Saxifraga x urbium
Nat Biting Stonecrop Sedum acre Walls, rocks, heaths, railways. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Arc White Stonecrop Sedum album Walls & rocks. Rare. Divs II & III. Lock wall, Kingston on Soar. (H&H)
Neo Large Rock Stonecrop Sedum rupestre Walls & waste ground. Fairly common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Orpine Sedum telephium Hedges & woods. V rare. Divs I,II & III. Gamston Wood (very little). (H&H)
Neo Fringe Cups Tellima grandiflora
Rosaceae - Rose Family
Neo Pirri-pirri-bur Acaena novae-zelandiae (Naturalised in sparsely vegetated sites subject to moderate disturbance. Habitats include sand dunes, cliffs, heaths, conifer plantations on sandy soils, old gravel workings, roadsides and disused railways)
Nat Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria Roadsides & rough grassland. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Fragrant Agrimony Agrimonia procera Grassland on light soils. Uncommon. Divs II, II & IV. (H&H)
Neo Silver Lady's Mantle Alchemilla conjuncta Div I. One record, Pleasley Vale 1952. (H&H). (In the lowlands on roadsides, river banks and in rough grassland.)
Nat Southern Lady's Mantle Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita Woodland rides & damp meadows. The common sp. in Notts. All divs. Owthorpe. (H&H)
Neo Garden Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis (Naturalised on roadsides, riverbanks, rough ground and anywhere where garden refuse is dumped.)
Nat Parsley Piert Aphanes arvensis Arable fields & open communities on light soils. Common except in div II. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Slender Parsley Piert Aphanes australis = A. microcarpa? Heaths, open grassland & arable fields on acid soils. Uncommon except in div II. Divs II & IV. (H&H).
Neo Cotoneaster bullatus
Neo Cotoneaster dammeri
Neo Chinese Cotoneaster Cotoneaster dielsianus
Neo Cotoneaster divaricatus
Cas Cotoneaster franchetii
Cas Cotoneaster hjelmqvistii
Neo Wall Cotoneaster Cotoneaster horizontalis
Cas Cotoneaster 'Hybridus Pendulus'
Neo Rock Cotoneaster Cotoneaster integrifolius
Neo Late Cotoneaster Cotoneaster lacteus
Neo Blistered Cotoneaster Cotoneaster rehderi
Neo Cotoneaster salicifolius
Neo Himalayan Cotoneaster Cotoneaster simonsii
Cas Cotoneaster sternianus
Cas Cotoneaster x suecicus
Neo Cotoneaster x watereri
Cas Cotoneaster zabelii
Nat Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata Woods, scrubland & hedges. Freq throughout the county & common in the Trent valley. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna Woods, scrubland & hedges. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat C. monogyna x laevigata Crataegus x media Occurs freq with the parents. (H&H)
Nat Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Damp meadows, watersides & marshes. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris Calcareous grassland. Local. Decreasing. All divs. Cotgrave; Widmerpool; Hickling; Clipstone; Stanton; Gotham; Upper Broughton. (H&H)
Neo Garden Strawberry Fragaria ananassa Freq naturalised on rly banks & in waste places. (H&H)
Nat Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca Woods, hedges. Common, less so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Water Avens Geum rivale By streams & in damp woods. Local. Divs I, II & III. (H&H
Nat Wood Avens Geum urbanum Woods, hedges etc. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat rivale x urbanum Geum x intermedium Damp woodlands with the parents. Rare. Divs I & III. (H&H).
Cas A kerria Kerria japonica
Arc Cultivated Apple Malus pumila Common (DW)
Nat Crab Apple Malus sylvestris Hedges & edges of woods. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Trailing Tormentil Potentilla anglica Heaths, meadows & woodland rides on light soils. Local. All divs. Syerston. (H&H)
Nat Silverweed Potentilla anserina Roadsides, waste ground, fields etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hoary Cinquefoil Potentilla argentea Heaths & sandy tracksides. Local. Chiefly on the bunter and river gravels. Cotgrave & Stanton Wolds. (Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Tormentil Potentilla erecta subsp. erecta Heaths, woods & rough meadows on light soils. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Shrubby Cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa
Cas Russian Cinquefoil Potentilla intermedia Div II. One record, Everton 1962. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Cinquefoil Potentilla palustris Acid bogs. Uncommon & decreasing. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Sulphur Cinquefoil Potentilla recta Rare. Div II. Osberton 1962. (H&H)
Nat Creeping Cinquefoil Potentilla reptans Roadsides, grassland, waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H) On rly ballast. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Barren Strawberry Potentilla sterilis Woods & meadows. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Potentilla x italica
Nat Potentilla x mixta
Nat Potentilla x suberecta
Nat Wild Cherry Prunus avium Woods and hedges esp. on light soils. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Cherry-plum Prunus cerasifera Found freq in hedges near villages and on the sites of old cottages and sometimes planted for game cover & food for pheasants. (H&H)
Arc Wild Plum Prunus domestica subsp. domestica Found freq in hedges near villages and on the sites of old cottages and sometimes planted for game cover & food for pheasants. (H&H)
Arc Wild Plum (Bullace) Prunus domestica subsp. insititia Hedges. Uncommon or overlooked. Divs II, III & IV. Widmerpool. (H&H)
Arc Wild Plum (Greengage) Prunus domestica subsp. italica
Neo Cherry Laurel Prunus laurocerasus Commonly planted in woods. (H&H)
Cas Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica Freq planted in parks, esp in the Dukeries, and occasionally in woods. (H&H)
Nat Bird Cherry Prunus padus Native in divs I & II, planted elsewhere. Damp woodland. Uncommon. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Rum Cherry Prunus serotina
Nat Blackthorn Prunus spinosa Hedges, woods & rough ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Prunus x fruticans
Neo Firethorn Pyracantha coccinea
Cas Asian Firethorn Pyracantha rogersiana
Arc Cultivated Pear Pyrus communis Hedges etc. On the sites of old gardens. Rare. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Arc Wild Pear Pyrus pyraster
Nat Field Rose Rosa arvensis Hedges, woods & scrub. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Northern Dog Rose Rosa caesia subsp. caesia One record from Hawton landfill (1994) (NRPR)
Nat Northern Dog Rose Rosa caesia subsp. vosagiaca Status uncertain - possibly overlooked. Found at Colston Basset, Ruddington, Wilford Claypit and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Dog Rose Rosa canina Woods, hedges & scrub. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Rosa ferruginea
Neo Rosa gallica
Cas Rosa 'Hollandica'
Cas Many-flowered Rose Rosa multiflora
Nat Round-leaved Dog Rose Rosa obtusifolia
Nat Sweetbriar Rosa rubiginosa Hedges etc. Rare or overlooked. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Japanese Rose Rosa rugosa Woods. Thoroughly naturalised in the Dukeries. Div II. (H&H)
Nat Sherard's Downy Rose Rosa sherardii Uncommon but possibly overlooked. Present along the test track at Stanton on the Wolds and the GCR at Rushcliffe Halt (East Leake). (NRPR)
Neo Burnet Rose Rosa spinosissima Appeared to grow plentifully for the ancient botanists. Some records may be misidentifications of R arvensis but some reputable people record both. East & West Leake. Bunny. (H&H)
Short-styled Field Rose Rosa stylosa Scarce in Notts. Recorded at Green Line, West Bridgford, Wilford Claypit and Kneeton. (NRPR)
Nat Southern Downy Rose Rosa tomentosa Hedges & woods. Freq in III and prob in I. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Cas Rosa virginiana
Nat Rosa x dumalis
Nat Rosa x dumetorum
Nat Rosa x irregularis A hybrid of arvensis x canina, recorded from Upper Broughton. (NRPR)
Nat Rosa x nitidula
Nat Rosa x scabriuscula
Nat Rubus fruticosus agg. Common (DW)
Nat A bramble Rubus adspersus
Nat A bramble Rubus anglocandicans
Nat A bramble Rubus anisacanthos
Neo Himalayan Giant Blackberry Rubus armeniacus
Nat Dewberry Rubus caesius Damp woods & willow holts. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat A bramble Rubus dasyphyllus
Nat A bramble Rubus eboracensis
Nat A bramble Rubus echinatoides
Nat A bramble Rubus echinatus
Nat A bramble Rubus edeesii
Nat A bramble Rubus egregius
Nat A bramble Rubus euryanthemus
Nat A bramble Rubus fuscus
Nat A bramble Rubus gratus Div III. (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus hindii
Nat A bramble Rubus hylocharis
Nat Raspberry Rubus idaeus Damp woods & hedgesides. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Cut-leaved Blackberry Rubus laciniatus
Nat A bramble Rubus largificus
Nat A bramble Rubus leightonii
Nat A bramble Rubus mucronatoides
Nat A bramble Rubus nemoralis Div II. (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus newbouldii
Nat A bramble Rubus platyacanthus
Nat A bramble Rubus plicatus
Nat A bramble Rubus polyanthemus Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus proiectus
Nat A bramble Rubus pruinosus
Nat A bramble Rubus pyramidalis Div III (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus radula Div III. Flintham Wood. (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus robiae
Nat A bramble Rubus rubritinctus
Nat A bramble Rubus surrejanus
Cas A bramble Rubus tricolor
Nat A bramble Rubus tuberculatus
Nat Elm-leaved Bramble Rubus ulmifolius Frequent. All divs. (H&H)
Nat A bramble Rubus vestitus Divs I, II (III?) (H&H)
Nat Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor subsp. minor Banks & meadows, chiefly on basic soils, Common except in div II, where it is most freq. on the Carrs. Foremrly sown in grass seeds. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Fodder Burnet Sanguisorba minor subsp. muricata Rare. Divs II & III. Kingston on Soar. (H&H).
Nat Great Burnet Sanguisorba officinalis Meadows & grassy places on rich alluvial soils. freq. throughout the county. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas False Spiraea Sorbaria sorbifolia
Cas Kashmir False Spiraea Sorbaria tomentosa
Nat Common Whitebeam Sorbus aria Native in div I, planted elsewhere. Woods, rough ground & hedges. Rare. All divs. (H&H). Does not occur as a native in Rushcliffe (but cultivars are widely planted) (NRPR)
Nat Rowan Sorbus aucuparia Woodland on light soild. Locally common. All divs. (H&H). Widely planted (NP). Less Common (DW)
Neo A Whitebeam Sorbus croceocarpa
Neo Swedish Whitebeam Sorbus intermedia Waste places. Rare. Div III. Mapperley brick pits 1958. (H&H
Neo A Whitebeam Sorbus latifolia
Nat Wild Service Tree Sorbus torminalis Woods & hedges esp on clay. Locally freq. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Triumphan's Spiraea Spiraea x billardii
Neo Willow-leaved Spiraea Spiraea x pseudosalicifolia
Neo Vanhouette's Spiraea Spiraea x vanhouttei
Fabaceae - Pea Family
Nat Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. vulneraria Banks & well drained grassland, disturbed ground. Local. All divs. Canal bank, Cropwell Bishop; Colston Bassett; Upper Broughton rly. (H&H)
Nat Wild Liquorice Astragalus glycyphyllos Roadsides on both sand & clay, probably preferring a basic soil.. Sporadically throughout the county. Divs I, II & III. Ruddington/Plumtree; Wilford. (H&H)
Neo Bladder Senna Colutea arborescens Nottingham Dump, 1960 et seq.
Cas Colutea x media
Nat Broom Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius Heaths, woods & rough land on light soils. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Cytisus striatus
Neo Goat's Rue Galega officinalis Naturalised on roadsides and in woods. Rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Petty Whin Genista anglica Boggy places. Rare & decreasing. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Genista hispanica subsp. Occidentalis
Nat Dyer's Greenweed Genista tinctoria subsp. tinctoria Banks & hillsides esp. on calcareous soils. Locally freq. All divs. 8 Rushcliffe locations cited. (H&H)
Neo Laburnum Laburnum anagyroides Commonly planted & often occuring in hedges far from habitation. (H&H)
Cas Lathyrus grandiflorus
Neo Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea Lathyrus latifolius Near gardens & freq on rly banks. Rather freq. All divs. Plumtree; East Leake; Bingham; Upper Broughton.(H&H)
Nat Bitter Vetchling Lathyrus linifolius Wood verges, rough grassland & rly banks. Locally common. All divs. West Leake. (H&H)
Neo Grass Vetchling Lathyrus nissolia Rough grassland. V rare Divs III & IV. (H&H). Introduced at Collington Common and The Hook but probably native at Gotham bypass. (NRPR)
Cas Lathyrus odoratus
Nat Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis Meadows, roadsides & all grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea Lathyrus sylvestris Rough woods & bushy places. V rare. Div III. Clifton/Barton. (H&H). Rare in Notts - one plant in Rushcliffe; on a roadside verge in West Bridgford. (NRPR)
Nat Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus Dry grassy places on both sand & clay. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Narrow-leaved Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus glaber (tenuis) Grassy places on basic soils. Uncommon. All divs. East Leake; Gotham/West leake; Kinoulton; East Leake Hills Widmerpool; Cotgrave Forest. (H&H)
Nat Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus pedunculatus Damp meadow, marshes, drain sides. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Tree Lupin Lupinus arboreus
Neo Russell Lupin Lupinus x regalis H&H describe L. polyphyllus as a casual of dumps & waste places, frequent in ll divs; polyphyllus is the species from which the Russell Lupin was crossed. (NP)
Nat Spotted Medick Medicago arabica Sandy & gravelly banks, esp. the Trent terraces & old flood banks. Local. Divs II, II & IV. Bingham, Ratcliffe on Soar, FP between Rempstone & Stanford. (H&H)
Nat Black Medick Medicago lupulina Dry banks, roadsides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Sickle Medick Medicago sativa subsp. falcata Waste places & roadsides. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H). Scarce - a coastal sppecies, found as a probable casual at West Bridgford. (NRPR)
Neo Lucerne Medicago sativa subsp. sativa Waste places, roadsides, railway banks, etc. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo White Melilot Melilotus albus Waste places, arable land. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H). Wilwell (NP)
Arc Golden Melilot Melilotus altissimus Waste places, roadsides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Wilwell (NP)
Cas Small Melilot Melilotus indicus Dumps & waste ground. rare. Divs II & III. Wilford Dump. (H&H)
Neo Ribbed Melilot Melilotus officinalis Waste places, roadsides etc. Less common than altissima. Widespread. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia Grassy places & railway banks. Rare. Divs I & IV. Balderton. (H&H).
Nat Rest-harrow Ononis repens subsp. repens Rough grassland. Not common. All divs. Langar Lane covert. (H&H).
Nat Spiny Rest-harrow Ononis spinosa Rough grassland on basic soils. Freq. Divs II, III & IV. Common on the clays & river gravels of III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Birdsfoot Ornithopus perpusillus Sandy fields & grassland. Common on the Bunter & eastern river gravels. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Cas Runner Bean Phaseolus coccineus
Cas a mock orange Philadelphus x virginalis
Cas Cultivated Pea Pisum sativum
Cas False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia Freq planted in woods in the Dukeries. Div II. (H&H)
Neo Crown Vetch Securigera varia Rare. Div III. Only record: Waste ground by Tolney Lane, Newark 1951. (H&H)
Cas Spanish Broom Spartium junceum Div II. Planted. (H&H)
Cas False Lupin Thermopsis montana
Nat Haresfoot Clover Trifolium arvense Disturbed ground on light soils. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Hop Trefoil Trifolium campestre Banks, dry meadows, roadsides etc. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Trefoil Trifolium dubium In all grassy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Strawberry Clover Trifolium fragiferum Hollows on the river gravels where water stands in winter, paths, banks. Local. All divs. Hickling. (H&H).
Neo Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum subsp. hybridum Naturalised on roadsides, field borders and waste places throughout the county. All divs. Barnstone. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Zigzag Clover Trifolium medium Old grassland esp. on basic soils. Rather common, less so in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Slender Trefoil Trifolium micranthum Lawns & open grass communities. Rare or overlooked. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Red Clover Trifolium pratense Meadows, roadsides & grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat White Clover Trifolium repens Meadows, roadsides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Knotted Clover Trifolium striatum Meadows & banks on sandy soils. Locally common. All divs. Freq on the river gravels of Div III. Bunny Park. (H&H)
Nat Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum Gravelly meadows & banks. Local, with striatum but less common. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Gorse Ulex europaeus Heaths, hedges & woods on light soild. Common esp. in div II. (H&H) Locally common in Rushcliffe. Rough Hill, Bunny. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Western Gorse Ulex gallii Heaths. Local. Divs I & II. (H&H)
Nat Dwarf Gorse Ulex minor Heaths. growing with gallii but not in such quantity. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Cas Purple Vetch Vicia benghalensis
Nat Tufted vetch Vicia cracca Roadsides & rough ground. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Vicia faba Less Common (DW)
Nat Hairy Tare Vicia hirsuta Arable fields, waste ground, roadsides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Spring Vetch Vicia lathyroides Dry fields & roadsides on the bunter & blown sand. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Common Vetch (Narrow-leaved Vetch) Vicia sativa subsp. nigra Roadsides, heaths & meadows on light soils. Common in div II, confined to sands & gravels elsewhere. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Common Vetch Vicia sativa subsp. sativa A relic of cultivation described under ssp segetalis by H&H. Now nationally rare. (NP)
Arc Common Vetch Vicia sativa subsp. segetalis Roadsides, waste places V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Bush Vetch Vicia sepium Roadsides & meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wood Vetch Vicia sylvatica Clay woodland. Local. Div III. Flintham Wood. (H&H). Scarce in Notts with nearly all records from ancient woodland. In Rushcliffe it is found at Flintham Wood and at Holme Pierepont. (NRPR)
Neo Vicia tenuifolia
Nat Smooth tare Vicia tetrasperma Roadsides, waste ground & grassy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Vicia villosa
Eleagnaceae - Sea Buckthorn Family
Neo Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides
Haloragaceae - Water Milfoil Family
Nat Alternate Water Milfoil Myriophyllum alterniflorum Only record, Newark 1904 - considered doubtful. (H&H
Cas Parrots' Feather Myriophyllum aquaticum
Nat Spiked Water Milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum Ponds, drains, canals & gravel pits. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Whorled Water Milfoil Myriophyllum verticillatum Ponds & drains in base rich waters. Rare. 'Trent opposite Colwick'. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Lythraceae - Purple-loosestrife Family
Nat Water Purslane Lythrum portula Damp places where water has stood. Local. Chiefly on sand. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Water sides & marshes, willow holts. Comon. All divs. (H&H)
Thymelaeaceae - Mezereon Family
Nat Spurge-laurel Daphne laureola Woods on heavy soils. Locally common. Divs I, III & IV. Langar, Owthorpe, Colston Bassett. (H&H)
Onagraceae - Willowherb Family
Nat Rosebay Chamerion angustifolium Derelict & open woodland, heaths, waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Enchanter's Nightshade Circaea lutetiana Damp woods. Common, least so in Div II. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW). Bunny Old Wood, Wilwell Cutting (NP).
Upland Enchanter's Nightshade Circaea x intermedia A hybrid of lutetiana and alpina. Only Notts record is from Clifton Grove. (NRPR)
Neo American Willowherb Epilobium ciliatum Common (DW)
Nat Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum Riversides, marshes, willow holts. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Spear-leaved Willowherb Epilobium lanceolatum Scarce in Notts; Occurs on the GCR at East Leake and the test track at Stanton on the Wolds. (NRPR)
Nat Broad-leaved Willowherb Epilobium montanum Damp places & gardens. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Short-fruited Willowherb Epilobium obscurum Damp, shady places. Rather freq. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Marsh Willowherb Epilobium palustre Bogs & marshes, chiefly on light land. V freq in Div II; Freq esp in river valleys of div III. (H&H)
Nat Hoary Willowherb Epilobium parviflorum Riversides & marshes. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Pale Willowherb Epilobium roseum Waste ground in towns, wher it partly replaces E montanum as a garden weed. Local. Divs I, II & III. Clifton Grove. (H&H)
Nat Square-stemmed Willowherb Epilobium tetragonum Damp places. In more open habitats than obscurum & often on waste ground. Local. All divs. West Leake. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Epilobium x brevipilum A hybrid of hirsutum x tetragonum. It occurs at Holme Pierrepont and Clifton
Nat Epilobium x erroneum A hybrid of hirsutum x montanum. It occurs at Cotgrave Colliery and formerly at Bunny landfill. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x floridulum A hybrid of ciliatum x parviflorum. Recorded at Skylarks NR, Stanford on Soar and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x haussknechtianum A hybrid of montanum x tetragonum. Recorded at Cotgrave Colliery. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x interjectum A hybrid of ciliatum x montanum found at East Leake, Wilwell, Holme Pierrepont, Stanton on the Wolds, Cotgrave and Wilford. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x limosum A hybrid of montanum x parviflorum found at East Leake GCR, Stanford GCR and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x mentiens A hybrid of ciliatum x tetragonum recorded at Wilwell Cutting and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x novae-civitatis A hybrid of ciliatum x hirsutum. A single plant recorded at Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Epilobium x palatinum A hybrid of parviflorum x tetragonym recorded near Tollerton. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x subhirsutum A hybrid of hirsutum x parviflorum recorded at West Leake Hills. (NRPR)
Nat Epilobium x vicinum A hybrid of ciliatum x obscurum found at the Clifton Campus of Nottm Trent Uni. (NRPR)
Cas Fuchsia Fuchsia magellanica
Neo Common Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis Rubbish dumps, railway sidings & waste ground generally. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Small-flowered Evening Primrose Oenothera cambrica
Neo Large-flowered Evening Primrose Oenothera glazioviana Waste ground, dumps & near gardens. Uncommon, but prob increasing. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Fragrant Evening Primrose Oenothera stricta
Neo Intermediate Evening Primrose Oenothera x fallax Oe glazioviana x biennis.
Cornaceae - Dogwood Family
Cas White Dogwood Cornus alba
Nat Dogwood Cornus sanguinea Hedges & scrub avoiding acid soils. Common except in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Red Osier Dogwood Cornus sericea
Cas Spotted Laurel Aucuba japonica
Viscaceae - Mistletoe Family
Nat Mistletoe Viscum album Local. Divs II & III. (H&H). Well established at Burton Joyce but, I think, absent from Rushcliffe (NP)
Celastraceae - Spindle Family
Nat Spindle Euonymus europaeus Hedges & woods on basic soils. Common in divs I and III, less so in div II, v rare in IV. (H&H)
Aquifoliaceae - Holly Family
Nat Holly Ilex aquifolium Native in Div I, planted or bird-sown elsewhere. Hedges, woods & rough pastures in div I. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas A holly Ilex x altaclerensis
Buxaceae - Box Family
Cas Box Buxus sempervirens No known localities. Nowhere even naturalised. (H&H)
Euphorbiaceae - Spurge Family
Cas Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides subsp. robbiae Woods. Extinct. Div III. (H&H)
Cas Euphorbia characias
Cas Euphorbia corallioides
Neo Cypress Spurge Euphorbia cyparissias A rare alien. Div I. One record. (nr Mansfield). (H&H). Well established at Wilwell Cutting. (NP)
Arc Dwarf Spurge Euphorbia exigua Arable fields on basic & clay soils. Locally freq. All divs. V freq in divs III & IV, (H&H). Nationally near-threatened but locally frequent in Rushcliffe. (NRPR)
Arc Sun Spurge Euphorbia helioscopia Arable land & waste places. Common, All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Caper Spurge Euphorbia lathyris A persistent weed in old gardens. (H&H)
Arc Petty Spurge Euphorbia peplus Arable land & waste places. V Common, All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Broad-leaved Spurge Euphorbia platyphyllos Cornfields. V rare. Div IV. Only record; West Leake (H&H). Extinct in Notts. Recorded at West Leake in 1905. (NRPR) Appears on BSBI post 1970 VC Census Catalogue. (NP)
Neo Twiggy Spurge Euphorbia x pseudovirgata
Arc Annual Mercury Mercurialis annua Garden & field weed. V rare or extinct. Div III. (H&H). Scarce - recorded at Bunny and Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Dog's Mercury Mercurialis perennis Woods & hedges, Common, least so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn Family
Nat Alder Buckthorn Frangula alnus Hedges, woods & drainsides, on moist sand or peat. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica Hedges & woods. Generally common but less so in divs II & IV. (H&H)
Vitaceae - Family
Cas Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Various sp. of Parthenocissus are commonly cultivated and frequently found on waste ground in and around towns. (H&H)
Cas Grape Vine Vitis vinifera
Linaceae - Flax Family
Neo Pale Flax Linum bienne
Nat Fairy Flax Linum catharticum Dry banks & meadows. esp. on basic soils. Common except in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Common Flax (Linseed) Linum usitatissimum Freq on roadsides and dumps and as a relic of cultivation; sometimes persisting for several years. All divs. (H&H)
Polygalaceae - Milkwort Family
Nat Heath Milkwort Polygala serpyllifolia Heaths & old pastures on acid soil. Decreasing. All divs. (H&H) Absent from Rushcliffe? (NP)
Nat Common Milkwort Polygala vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Pastures & roadsides on basic soils. Commoner than serpyllifolia but not recorded from Div II. Divs I. III & IV. (H&H)
Hippocastanaceae - Horse Chestnut Family
Neo Red Horse Chestnut Aesculus carnea (An ornamental tree planted in parkland and large gardens, and as a street tree. Also, rarely, as an introduction in deciduous and mixed woodland.)
Neo Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum Commonly planted & reproducing freely from seed. All divs. (H&H).
Aceraceae - Maple Family
Nat Field Maple Acer campestre Hedges, wood verges. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Cappadociam Maple Acer cappadocicum (Planted in parks and large gardens, and on roadsides, and self-sown in grassland, hedgerows and waste land)
Neo Norway Maple Acer platanoides Often planted around villages and occasionally in woods. Reproduces freely from seed. (H&H)
Neo Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus Woods, hedges & waste ground. V common. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas London Plane Platanus x hispanica
Anacardiaceae - Sumach Family
Neo Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima (Planted in streets and parks in urban areas, but rarely found elsewhere.)
Neo Stagshorn Sumach Rhus typhina
Oxalidaceae - Wood-sorrel Family
Nat Wood-sorrel Oxalis acetosella Damp woods. Common in divs I & III and in the damper woods of div II. Absent from Div IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Pink Sorrel Oxalis articulata Occurs in gardens throughout the county but cannot be considered naturalised. Some uncertainty. (H&H)
Neo Spreading (Procumbent) Yellow Sorrel Oxalis corniculata A common & invasive weed throughout the county. A purple leaved variety also occurs. Some uncertainty. (H&H)
Cas Pink-purple Sorrel Oxalis debilis
Neo Oxalis dillenii
Neo Least Yellow Sorrel Oxalis exilis
Cas Lilac Sorrel Oxalis incarnata Garden weed but less invasive than other Oxalis. Rare. Divs II & III. Some uncertainty. (H&H)
Origin Common Name Scientific Name Status in Nottinghamshire
Geraniaceae - Geranium Family
Nat Common Storksbill Erodium cicutarium Sandy fields, roadsides etc. Locally common. All divs. Rempstone. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Sea Storksbill Erodium maritimum Sandy banks. Prob extinct. Div II. (H&H).
Nat Long-stalked Cranesbill Geranium columbinum Dry pastures esp. on basic soils. V rare. All divs. (H&H). Scarce in Notts. Found at Widmerpool test track, Bingham LP and Cotgrave Forest.
Arc Cut-leaved Cranesbill Geranium dissectum Roadsides, borders of fields, waste places. Common except in Div II where it is practically confined to the Carrs. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas French Cranesbill Geranium endressii
Nat Shining Cranesbill Geranium lucidum Walls & rocks. V rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H).
Cas Geranium macrorrhizum
Nat Dovesfoot Cranesbill Geranium molle Waysides & grassland, arable land. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Dusky Cranesbill Geranium phaeum V rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Meadow Cranesbill Geranium pratense Damp meadows, roadsides & willow holts. Common in divs I & III, less so in II and IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Small-flowered Cranesbill Geranium pusillum Arable land & roadsides, on sand. Freq in Div II and on the sand in divs III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Hedgerow Cranesbill Geranium pyrenaicum Roadsides etc. Local. All divs. Cropwll Bishop, Sutton Bonington, Colston Bassett. (H&H)
Nat Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Woods, hedges, waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Round-leaved Cranesbill Geranium rotundifolium Scarce in Notts. Found at Cotgrave Colliery but lost from the Bunny Landfill (Unconfirmed at Zouch) (NRPR)
Cas Geranium rubescens
Neo Bloody Cranesbill Geranium sanguineum Limestone rocks. Prob extinct. Div I. (H&H). All Rushcliffe records are believed to be garden escapes and the plant is barely naturalised at all in the county. (NRPR)
Cas Pencilled Cranesbill Geranium versicolor
Neo Purple Cranesbill Geranium x magnificum
Cas Geranium x oxonianum
Limnanthaceae - Meadow-foam Family
Cas Poached-egg Plant Limnanthes douglasii
Tropaeolaceae - Nasturtium Family
Cas Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus Common on rubbish dumps & as a garden escape. (H&H)
Balsaminaceae - Balsam Family
Neo Orange Balsam Impatiens capensis Willow holts. Rare. Divs I & III. Shelford. (H&H)
Neo Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera Riversides. Locally common. Divs I, II & III. (H&H) Common along the Trent valley and around Thorpe in the Glebe on Kingston Brook. An eradication programme on this invasive species is currently underway. (NP).
Neo Small Balsam Impatiens parviflora Riversides, waste ground. Uncommon. Divs I & III. Clifton Grove. (H&H)
Arialaceae - Ivy Family
Neo Hedera algeriensis
Neo Persian Ivy Hedera colchica
Nat Ivy Hedera helix subsp. helix Walls, rocks, hedges & woodland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Ivy Hedera helix subsp. hibernica Common (DW)
Apiaceae - Carrot Family
Arc Ground Elder Aegopodium podagraria Roadsides & gardens & freq in woods. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Fool's Parsley Aethusa cynapium subsp. cynapium A weed of cultivated ground. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Garden Angelica Angelica archangelica Riversides & damp woods. Uncommon. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris Damp meadows & woods. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Bur Chervil Anthriscus caucalis Sandy ground esp on the bunter and blown sand. Local. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Cas Garden Chervil Anthriscus cerefolium A rare casual. Trentside below Clifton Hall. (H&H)
Nat Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris Hedges, roadsides, woods & meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Wild Celery Apium graveolens Ditches & marshes. Apparently extinct. Divs II, III & IV. Costock. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Marshwort Apium inundatum Pools & drains, chiefly in the Trent Valley & the Carrs. V local. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Rare in Notts. Recorded at Stanton on the Wolds. (NRPR)
Nat Fool's Watercress Apium nodiflorum Ditches, pools & stream sides. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Water Parsnip Berula erecta Sides of streams, ponds and esp canals. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Caraway Carum carvi Meadows & gardens. Rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Rough Chervil Chaerophyllum temulum Roadsides, woods & bushy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Cowbane Cicuta virosa River & pond sides. Extinct Div II. (H&H). Extinct before 1849 (NRPR). But appears on BSBI post 1970 Vice County Census Catalogue. (NP)
Arc Hemlock Conium maculatum Dry, disturbed ground, near roads, streams, waste places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Pignut Conopodium majus Meadows, roadsides & grassland, woods. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Nat Wild Carrot Daucus carota subsp. carota Dry banks, roadsides & pastures. Common in divs I, III & IV, rae in II where it only occurs in artificial habitats. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Edible Carrot Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Neo Flat Sea Holly Eryngium planum
Neo Longleaf Falcaria vulgaris Naturalised on the Lias at Kilvington. Div IV. (H&H)
Arc Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Dumps, waste ground and roadsides. Freq, often established on sandy gravel. Divs I,II & III. (H&H)
Cas Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Scarce and controlled (NRPR)
Nat Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium subsp. sphondylium Roadsides, meadows & all grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hybrid Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium x mantegazzianum Only three post 1970 Notts monads. One Rushcliffe record from Ruddington 2002. (NRPR).
Nat Marsh Pennywort Hydrocotyle vulgaris Peaty bogs & drainsides. Still fairly common but decreasing. All divs, least common in IV. Rempstone Old Churchyard. (H&H)
Cas Lovage Levisticum officinale
Neo Sweet Cicely Myrrhis odorata Meadows. Rare. Div (II) & III. (H&H)
Nat Fine-leaved Water Dropwort Oenanthe aquatica Around deep muddy ponds & ditches. rare except in the Trent Valley. All divs. Canal at Cropwell Bishop. (H&H).
Nat Hemlock Water Dropwort Oenanthe crocata Recorded at Nottingham meadows probably in error. (H&H)
Nat Tubular Water Dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa Pondsides & damp meadows. Common in the Trent Valley; less so elsewhere. All divs. Div III: Common in the valleys of the Trent & its tributaries. Div IV: Grantham Canal. (H&H). Uncommon but occurs along the Grantham Canal and the Trent Valley. (NRPR)
Nat Parsley Water Dropwort Oenanthe lachenalii Damp meadows on basic soils. Local. All divs. Cotgrave; Gotham; Wysall; West Leake; Hickling; Kinoulton. (H&H). Scarce - recorded from Kinoulton and Car Colston marshes. (NRPR)
Nat Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa Roadsides, banks & waste ground. Common in all divs except II. (H&H)
Neo Garden Parsley Petroselinum crispum Walls & rocks. rare. Divs I & II. (H&H)
Nat Corn Parsley Petroselinum segetum Arable fields on basic soils. rare. Divs III & IV. Stanford on Soar. (H&H)
Nat Greater Burnet-saxifrage Pimpinella major Meadows, roadsides & rough ground on calcareous soils. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Burnet-saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga Meadows, roadsides & grassland. Common in divs I, III & IV, less so in II. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Sanicle Sanicula europaea Damp woods on all formations. Common, least so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Shepherd's Needle Scandix pecten-veneris Cornfields, esp on clay. Locally common. All divs. Freq in divs III & IV. (H&H). Formerly common in cornfields but now unknown from Rushcliffe. (NRPR)
Nat Pepper-saxifrage Silaum silaus Meadows & grassy places. Freq except in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Stone Parsley Sison amomum Hedge sides and among bushes on heavy clay. Locally freq. Divs III & IV. East Leake, Bunny, Hickling, Kinoulton, Widmerpool. (H&H)
Arc Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Rare. Near old buildings. Divs II & III. Bingham. (H&H)
Neo Smyrnium perfoliatum
Arc Spreading Hedge-parsley Torilis arvensis Arable fields. Rare. Divs III & IV. Kingston on Soar. Gotham/West Leake. (H&H). Formerly well represented in Rushcliffe, now found only at Cotgrave Colliery where it is now also disappearing. (NRPR)
Nat Hedge Parsley Torilis japonica Roadsides, banks & dry places. Common. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Knotted Hedge-parsley Torilis nodosa Dry clay banks. Uncommon. Divs III & IV. Widely distributed in div III. Owthorpe. (H&H). Rare; recorded at Gotham Hills, Langar and Orston. (NRPR)
Gentianaceae - Gentian Family
Nat Yellow-wort Blackstonia perfoliata Dry calcareous banks & pastures. Local. Divs I, II & IV. Stanton on the Wolds; Gotham; West Leake. (H&H)
Nat Common Centaury Centaurium erythraea Rough meadows, banks & open woodland. Rather freq in all divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Centaury Centaurium pulchellum
Nat Autumn Gentian Gentianella amarella subsp. amarella Dry calcareous pastures. Formerly freq in I, now uncommon everywhere. Divs I, III & IV. East Leake; Costock; Widmerpool; Cotgrave Wolds. (H&H). Scarce and declining. Recently lost from Bunny, Rushcliffe GC and Gotham grassland but still present south of Gotham at Cuckoo Bush. (NRPR)
Apocynaceae - Periwinkle Family
Neo Greater Periwinkle Vinca major Woods, rly bank, hedges. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor Freq planted & well naturalised in woodland. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Solanaceae - Nightshade Family
Neo Deadly Nightshade Atropa belladonna Around old buildings & quarries. Rare. Divs I, II & III. Clifton. (H&H). Highfields 2008. (NP)
Cas Long-spined Thorn Apple Datura ferox
Cas Thorn-apple Datura stramonium Waste places & gardens, rubbish dumps. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Arc Henbane Hyoscyamus niger Waste ground & rough clay slopes. Formery common, now rare. All divs. Ratcliffe on Soar, Clifton Wolds. (H&H). Scarce and vulnerable. Records from East Bridgford, Gotham Hills and Cotgrave Wolds. (NRPR)
Neo Duke of Argyll's Tea Plant Lycium barbarum agg. Hedges nr houses. Uncommon. Divs I, II & IV. Kinoulton. (H&H)
Cas Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum A common casual on dumps, sewage works & the Trent bank. (H&H)
Cas Apple-of-Peru Nicandra physalodes A rare casual. Div III. (H&H)
Cas Sweet Tobacco Nicotiana alata
Cas Nicotiana forgetiana
Cas Nicotiana tabacum
Cas Nicotiana x sanderae
Cas Garden Petunia Petunia x hybrida
Cas Japanese Lantern Physalis alkekengi
Cas Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa
Cas Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana
Cas Cock's Eggs Salpichroa origanifolia
Nat Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara Wet woods, hedgerows, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum subsp. nigrum Arable land, waste ground, gardens. Freq except in div I. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Green Nightshade Solanum physalifolium
Cas Potato Solanum tuberosum Freq on dumps & as a relic of cultivation. (H&H)
Cas Woolly Nightshade Solanum villosum
Convolvulaceae - Bindweed Family
Neo Hairy Bindweed Calystegia pulchra Hedges nr houses. Rare. Divs ii, III & IV. West Bridgford. (H&H)
Nat Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium subsp. sepium Damp hedgerows, willow holts, woods, waste ground. V common, All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Large Bindweed Calystegia silvatica Hedges & waste ground nr houses. Freq throughout. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Calystegia x howittiorum
Nat Calystegia x lucana
Nat Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis Arable fields, roadsides, waste places, V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cuscutaceae - Dodder Family
Nat Dodder Cuscuta epithymum V rare or extinct. Div III. Kingston on Soar. (H&H)
Menyanthaceae - Bogbean Family
Nat Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata Bogs & pools. V rare & rapidly decreasing. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Fringed Water-lily Nymphoides peltata Lakes. V rare. Div I. One record (Welbeck Lakes - introduced). (H&H)
Polemoniaceae - Jacob's-ladder Family
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium caeruleum A relic of cultivation. Rare. Divs I & III. (H&H
Hydrophyllaceae - Phacelia Family
Cas Tansy-leaved Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia
Boraginaceae - Borage Family
Neo Amsinckia micrantha
Cas Anaphalis margaritacea
Arc Bugloss Anchusa arvensis Arable fields. Common on light soils. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Borage Borago officinalis Not seen since 1849. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Houndstongue Cynoglossum officinale Dry grassland, often on disturbed ground. Local. All divs. Widely distributed in Rushcliffe. (H&H). Declining in Notts. Recorded at Cropwell Bishop, East Bridgford, East Leake, Normanton on Soar, Orston, Ratcliffe on Soar, Stanford on Soar and Willoughby.. (NRPR)
Nat Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare Sandy fields & waste ground. Uncommon, Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Arc Corn Gromwell Lithospermum arvense Arable fields esp in beans, on clay or basic soils. Locally freq. Divs I, III & IV. Flawborough; Kinoulton. (H&H). Nationally endangered. Gone from several former Rushcliffe sites but may still survive at Cropwell Bishop. (NRPR)
Nat Common Gromwell Lithospermum officinale Wood verges & hedges. Rare. All divs. Plumtree; Clipstone Wolds. (H&H). Scarce in Notts and known in Rushcliffe, only from Cotgrave Forest. (NRPR)
Arc Field Forgetmenot Myosotis arvensis Fields, hedges, woods. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Changing Forgetmenot Myosotis discolor Path & field sides, heaths, banks. More widespread than ramosissima. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Tufted Forgetmenot Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa Damp places & drain sides on sand & peat. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Early Forgetmenot Myosotis ramosissima Open communities on sandy soils. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Water Forgetmenot Myosotis scorpioides Rivers & stream sides. V common, All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Creeping Forgetmenot Myosotis secunda In turf bogs. Not frequent. Pleasley (Div I) & Rainworth & Oxton Bogs (Div II). (H&H) Seemingly considered extinct by H&H. (NP)
Nat Wood Forgetmenot Myosotis sylvatica Damp woodland. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Myosotis x suzae
Neo Green Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens Hedgebanks & woodlands nr houses. Uncommon. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Cas Lungwort Pulmonaria officinalis
Cas Caucasian Comfrey Symphytum caucasicum
Nat Common Comfrey Symphytum officinale subsp. officinale Damp hedge bottoms, willow holts & river sides. Locally v freq. Has apparently increased recently. (H&H)
Neo White Comfrey Symphytum orientale A rare casual. Div III. One record; (by the Devon at Newark. (H&H)
Neo Tuberous Comfrey Symphytum tuberosum
Neo Russian Comfrey Symphytum x uplandicum Widespread in hedge bottoms, woods road & canal sides. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Verbenaceae - Verbena Family
Arc Vervain Verbena officinalis Waysides. V rare. Divs I, II & III. West Leake. (H&H). Scarce in Notts; recorded at Barnstone, Bingham and Cotgrave. (NRPR)
Lamiaceae - Mint Family
Nat Bugle Ajuga reptans Moist woods & pastures. Common but less so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Black Horehound Ballota nigra subsp. meridionalis Hedges & waste ground. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Basil Thyme Clinopodium acinos Dry banks. Rather rare. All divs (H&H). Rare in Notts. Well established in a cutting of the GCR at Stanford on Soar. (NRPR)
Neo Common Calamint Clinopodium ascendens Banks & fields. V rare. Divs I, II & III (H&H). Scarce in Notts as a wild plant. Known from Plumtree railway line and Holme Pierrepont. Previously at Bunny Landfill but now lost. (NRPR)
Nat Wild Basil Clinopodium vulgare Hedgebanks & rough grassland, chiefly on strong land. Freq except in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Red Hemp-nettle Galeopsis angustifolia Arable fields on clay or peat. Local & now rare. Divs III & IV. West Leake; East Leake; Colston Bassett; Owthorpe; Orston; Cropwell Bishop. (H&H)
Nat Galeopsis bifida
Arc Large-flowered Hemp-nettle Galeopsis speciosa Arable fields, esp on peat. Formerly rather freq, now chiefly found on the Carrs. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Common Hemp-nettle Galeopsis tetrahit Fields & waste places. V common, All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Galeopsis x ludwigii
Nat Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea Hedges, woods, roadsides, waste ground. V common. All divs. Common (DW)
Neo "Garden" Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum Less Common (DW)
Nat Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. montanum Woods & shady banks. Locally common. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc White Dead-nettle Lamium album Roadsides & waste places. Common. All divs, (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Henbit Dead-nettle Lamium amplexicaule Freq on the light soild of divs II, III & IV, rare in div I. (H&H)
Arc Cut-leaved Dead-nettle Lamium hybridum Arable land on light soils. Locally freq, esp on the Carrs. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Spotted Dead-nettle Lamium maculatum Occasionally naturalised by roadsides. Divs I & IV. Rempstone. (H&H)
Arc Red Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum Roadsides, arable & waste land. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Common Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
Cas Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca Waste places & near gardens. Rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Gipsywort Lycopus europaeus River, canal & drain sides.V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo White Horehound Marrubium vulgare Roadsides around dwellings. V rare or extinct. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Balm Melissa officinalis Div IV. One record. Cropwell Bishop. (H&H)
Nat Water Mint Mentha aquatica River & canal sides, marshes. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Corn Mint Mentha arvensis Arable fields, waysides, damp ground. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium Marshy places. Prob extinct. Divs II & III. (H&H). Nationally endangered Schedule 8. Rare. Rushcliffe CP and formerly at Bunny landfill. (NRPR)
Arc Spear Mint Mentha spicata Roadsides & dumps. Uncommon. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Neo Bushy Mint Mentha x gracilis
Neo Peppermint Mentha x piperita Streamsides. Rare & decreasing. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Tall Mint Mentha x smithiana Marshy places. Rare. Divs II, III & IV. Owthorpe. (H&H)
Nat Whorled Mint Mentha x verticillata Rare or overlooked. Divs II, III & IV, West Bridgford; Holme Pierrepont; Hickling. (H&H)
Neo Apple Mint Mentha x villosa
Neo Sharp-leaved Mint Mentha x villosonervata
Arc Catmint Nepeta cataria Hedgebanks. V rare. All divs. Kingston on Soar; Cotgrave Gorse. (H&H)
Cas Garden Catmint Nepeta x faassenii
Nat Marjoram Origanum vulgare Banks on calcareous soil. Uncommon. All divs. Normanton on the Wolds.
Neo Jerusalem Sage ? Phlomis russeliana
Nat Self-heal Prunella vulgaris Meadows, roadsides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Cas Salvia reflexa
Cas Salvia sclarea
Nat Wild Clary Salvia verbenaca Roadsides & waste ground. Now V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Skullcap Scutellaria galericulata River & canal sides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Field Woundwort Stachys arvensis Sandy arable fields. Uncommon. All divs. Owthorpe. (H&H). Uncommon. Recorded near Costock and along the Trent Valley. (NRPR)
Neo Lamb's-ear Stachys byzantina
Nat Betony Stachys officinalis Heathy pastures & open woodland. Freq esp on the coal measures. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Woundwort Stachys palustris River & canal sides, marshes. Freq in divs I, II & III, absent from IV. (H&H)
Nat Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica Hedgesides, woods, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat S. ambigua x palustris Stachys x ambigua Div III. Canal banks. (Drakeholes; Wiseton.) (H&H). Recorded from Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Wood Sage Teucrium scorodonia Bushy places on light soil. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Large Thyme Thymus pulegioides Bingham LP as an introduction and formerly (1950) on West Leake Hills where it was considered native. (NRPR)
Nat Wild Thyme Thymus polytrichus subsp. britannicus Dry banks & pastures. Now rather rare. All divs. Gotham. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts. In Rushcliffe found only at Gotham Hills (and Bingham LP where it is introduced). (NRPR)
Cas Garden Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Hippuridaceae - Marestail Family
Nat Marestail Hippuris vulgaris Ponds & drains mostly in base-rich waters. Common in div I and on the Carrs, rare elsewhere. West Leake. Trent above Wilford. (H&H)
Callitrichaceae - Water Starwort Family
Nat Water Starwort agg. Callitriche sp. Common (DW)
Nat Intermediate Water Starwort Callitriche hamulata Ponds. Rare. Div II. (H&H). Uncommon; found at Clifton pond and Adbolton. (NRPR)
Nat Blunt-fruited Water Starwort Callitriche obtusangula Streams & ditches. rare. Div III. Fairham brook, Wilford, Bingham. (H&H)
Nat Various-leaved Water Starwort Callitriche platycarpa
Nat Common Water Starwort Callitriche stagnalis Ponds, drains etc. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Short-leaved Water Starwort Callitriche truncata subsp. occidentalis Slow streams, canals, large drains. Local. Chiefly in the north. Divs II & III. (H&H). Although scarce nationally, this species is known from several sites along the Trent and the Soar. (NRPR)
Plantaginaceae - Plantain Family
Nat Buckshorn Plantain Plantago coronopus Heaths & gravelly paths. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata Grassland & banks. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Greater Plantain Plantago major subsp. intermedia Common (DW)
Nat Greater Plantain Plantago major subsp. major Roadsides, farmyards, grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hoary Plantain Plantago media Grassland on basic soils. Freq except in div II. All divs (H&H)
Buddlejaceae - Buddliea Family
Neo Butterfly Bush Buddleja davidii Freq naturalised on walls and in waste places in towns. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Orange-ball Buddleja Buddleja globosa
Oleaceae - Ash Family
Cas Forsythia x intermedia
Neo Garden Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium Naturalised in hedges, chiefly nr villages. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare Hedges & scrubland. Common but less so in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Ash Fraxinus excelsior Hedges & woods. Common. The commonest hedgerow tree in the Trent Valley. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Lilac Syringa vulgaris Freq naturalised in hedges. All divs. (H&H)
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
Neo Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus Old walls & a freq casual on dumps. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Trailing Snapdragon Asarina procumbens
Arc Small Toadflax Chaenorhinum minus Cornfields, rly lines & waste places. On every rly in the county. Prev recorded as a rare confield weed. (H&H)
Neo Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis subsp. muralis Naturalised on walls. Common in divs I & III.less so in II & IV. Considered rare in 1849. (H&H) Not to subspecies. (NP)
Neo Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis subsp. visianii Naturalised on walls. Common in divs I & III.less so in II & IV. Considered rare in 1849. (H&H) Not to subspecies. (NP)
Cas Straw Foxglove Digitalis lutea
Nat Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Woods & hedges on light soils. Locally common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Fairy Foxglove Erinus alpinus
Nat Eyebright Euphrasia anglica Rare. Div II. (Rufford & Thoresby Parks. (H&H)
Nat Eyebright Euphrasia nemorosa Roadsides, heaths, dry banks & woodland rides.The common sp in Notts & generally distributed. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Eyebright Euphrasia pseudokerneri Rare. Divs III & IV. One record; West Leake Hills where common. 1905. (H&H). Endangered and nationally scarce. It was recorded at West Leake in 1905 and again recently where it was found to be well established. (NRPR)
Neo Koromiko Hebe salicifolia
Arc Sharp-leaved Fluellen Kickxia elatine Cornfields on clay. More freq than spuria. Divs I, III & IV.West Leake; Stanton on the Wolds; Orston; Owthorpe; Bunny et.al. (H&H)
Arc Round-leaved Fluellen Kickxia spuria Cornfields on clay. Rare, except on the lias and decreasing. Divs III & IV. West Leake; Owthorpe; Colston Bassett; orston; Flawborough et.el. (H&H)
Nat Mudwort Limosella aquatica Prob extinct. Div III. One record. (Nr Kirklington Mill). (H&H). Nationally and locally scarce. Considered extinct but now being found in the county with the sole Rushcliffe record from Shelford Carr. (NRPR)
Cas Linaria maroccana
Neo Purple Toadflax Linaria purpurea Rather freq on rubbish dumps. (H&H)
Arc Pale Toadflax Linaria repens On dumps & nr houses. Not common. Div III. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts. Found at Stragglethorpe, West Bridgford and Bunny. (NRPR)
Nat Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris Hedges & rough grassland. Common, All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Linaria x sepium A hybrid of vulgaris x repens found at Cotgrave Colliery. (NRPR)
Nat Common Cow-wheat Melampyrum pratense subsp. pratense Woods on light soil. Rare & decreasing. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus Streamsides. Uncommon, Divs I, II & III, (H&H)
Neo Musk Mimulus moschatus Div II. One record. (Wollaton Park). (H&H)
Neo Hybrid Monkeyflower Mimulus x robertsii
Nat Red Bartsia Odontites vernus subsp. serotinus Farm roads, arable land. Common esp on the heavy clays of divs III & IV, least common in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Yellow Bartsia Parentucellia viscosa
Nat Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor subsp. minor Meadows, roadsides & grassy places. Common. All divs (H&H) . Not to subsp. (NP)
Nat Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor subsp. stenophyllus Meadows, roadsides & grassy places. Common. All divs (H&H) . Not to subsp. (NP)
Nat Common Figwort Scrophularia nodosa Moist woods. Common, less so in Div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Yellow Figwort Scrophularia vernalis Rare. Shrubberies. Div I. (Wollaton Park). (H&H)
Cas Verbascum blattaria
Neo Verbascum chaixii
Cas White Mullein Verbascum lychnitis Extinct. Div III. One record - Clifton Hill 1805. (H&H)
Nat Dark Mullein Verbascum nigrum Hedges, dry woods. Rare. Divs I, II & III. Barton in Fabis (gdn esc.) (H&H). Presumed non-native at Bingham LP and formerly at Bunny landfill. (NRPR)
Neo Orange Mullein Verbascum phlomoides Dry woodland roadsides. Divs II & III. Becoming more established esp in the Forest country. (H&H)
Cas Purple Mullein Verbascum phoeniceum
Neo Hungarian Mullein Verbascum speciosum
Nat Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus Quarries, open woodland, waste places, rly banks. V freq in div I, less so in II & III, rare in IV. Owthorpe. (H&H)
Cas Twiggy Mullein Verbascum virgatum Arable fields & gardens. Rare. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Cas Verbascum x duernsteinense
Arc Green Field Speedwell Veronica agrestis Gardens & arable fields, poss preferring lighter land. Now uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Water Speedwell Veronica anagallis-aquatica See V. catenata for H&H status. (NP)
Nat Wall Speedwell Veronica arvensis Walls & bare ground, heaths. Common esp on the Forest. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Brooklime Veronica beccabunga Streams, ponds & marshes. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Pink Water Speedwell Veronica catenata Marshes & stream sides. "The common sp in Notts but not prev distinguished from anagallis-aquatica." Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Germander Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys Hedgebanks & grassy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Slender Speedwell Veronica filiformis Inc naturalised on roadsides, in lawns etc but not yet common. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Arc Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronica hederifolia subsp. hederifolia Bare dry ground, arable land. V common. All divs. (H&H). Not to subsp. (NP) Less Common (DW)
Arc Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronica hederifolia subsp. lucorum Bare dry ground, arable land. V common. All divs. (H&H). Not to subsp. (NP). Less Common (DW)
Cas Veronica longifolia
Nat Wood Speedwell Veronica montana Moist woods. Common in divs I & III, chiefly nr streams in div II, absent from div IV, (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Heath Speedwell Veronica officinalis Heathland, old pasture & open woodland. Common on the light soils in divs I & II. Mainly woodland rides in div III and the drift soils of div IV. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Common Field Speedwell Veronica persica Arable fields, gardens & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Grey Field Speedwell Veronica polita Gardens. Not common contrary to earlier botanst's experience. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Speedwell Veronica scutellata Bogs & marshes. Uncommon. All divs. Wysall. (H&H). Scarce in Notts, the only Rushcliffe record is from Rempstone Old Churchyard. (NRPR)
Nat Thyme-leaved Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia Walls, lawns & sandy ground. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Water Figwort Scrophularia auriculata River, canal & pond sides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Orobanchaceae - Broomrape Family
Nat Toothwort Lathraea squamaria Woods & hedgebanks. Local. Divs I, II & III.
Nat Common Broomrape Orobanche minor Roadsides, waste places, newly seeded fields. Rare. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H). Uncommon but apparently increasing in Notts. Has been recorded on Cotgrave Colliery site and in West Bridgford. (NRPR)
Acanthaceae - Bearsbreech Family
Neo Bear's Breech Acanthus mollis (Persisting where it is dumped from gardens in sites such as roadsides, railway banks, waste places and in woodlands.)
Lentibulariaceae - Butterwort Family
Nat Common Butterwort Pinguicula vulgaris Bogs & marshes. Formerly rather common, now prob extinct. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Extinct in Notts - may formerly have occurred in Rushcliffe. (NRPR). Appears in the post 1970 BSBI VC Census Catalogue. (NP)
Campanulaceae - Bellflower Family
Neo Campanula fragilis
Nat Clustered Bellflower Campanula glomerata Calcareous grassland. V rare. Divs I & III. West Leake. (H&H)
Nat Giant Bellflower Campanula latifolia Woods & hedges on strong land. Locally common. All divs. Freq in div III. Rempstone. (H&H)
Cas Canterbury Bells Campanula medium
Neo Peach-leaved Bellflower Campanula persicifolia
Cas Adria Bellflower Campanula portenschlagiana
Neo Trailing Bellflower Campanula poscharskyana
Neo Creeping Bellflower Campanula rapunculoides Woods & rly banks, roadsides. Uncommon. All divs. Normanton on Soar. (H&H)
Nat Harebell Campanula rotundifolia Grassland. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Nettle-leaved Bellflower Campanula trachelium Woods on limestone. Rare. Divs I, (III) & IV. Nr West Leake on the lias. (H&H)
Nat Sheepsbit Jasione montana Sandy places, often on disturbed ground. Uncommon. Divs II & III. In div III all records from the blown sand except Muskham. (H&H)
Arc Venus' Looking-glass Legousia hybrida Cornfields on calcareous soils. Rare. Divs I & IV. West Leake, Colston Basset. (H&H). Rare in Notts but recently located in three sites at Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Cas Garden Lobelia Lobelia erinus Occurs on rubbish dumps. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Lawn Lobelia Pratia angulata
Rubiaceae - Bedstraw Family
Cas Asperula arvensis
Nat Crosswort Cruciata laevipes Roadsides & grassy places. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Cleavers Galium aparine Hedges, woods & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Slender Marsh Bedstraw Galium constrictum
Nat Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo Hedges & rough meadows on basic soils. Locally freq. All divs. Freq in div III esp on the clay. Gotham Hill; Sutton Bonington. (H&H)
Nat Woodruff Galium odoratum Damp woodland on clay soil. Freq in divs I & III, rare in II and absent from IV. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Bedstraw Galium palustre subsp. elongatum Probably under-recorded but found at Stanford on Soar, Holme Pit and Radcliffe on Trent. (NRPR)
Nat Marsh Bedstraw Galium palustre subsp. palustre Marshes & watersides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Wall Bedstraw Galium parisiense
Nat Heath Bedstraw Galium saxatile Heaths & sandy fields. Common on the light soils in all divs, esp on the bunter & the sands east of the Trent. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Fen Bedstraw Galium uliginosum Bogs, esp in less acid situations. Decreasing. All divs. Rempstone Old Churchyard. (H&H). Scarce in Notts but well established at Rempstone Old Churchyard. (NRPR)
Nat Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum Meadows & grassland. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Caucasian Crosswort Phuopsis stylosa
Nat Field Madder Sherardia arvensis Arable fields. Freq. All divs. (H&H)
Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle Family
Cas Flowering Nutmeg Leycesteria formosa
Cas Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica
Cas Lonicera nitida
Nat Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum Woods & hedges. Common esp on light soils. Rare in div IV except on the sand & drift. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Elder Sambucus nigra Hedges, scrub & woodland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Danewort Sambucus ebulus Formerly present at Gamston and Bunny but now extinct in Rushcliffe - just! A well established population exists 4.5 metres into Leicestershire at Kinoulton. (NRPR)
Neo Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus Commonly planted as game cover in woods and near villages and now naturalised. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Symphoricarpos x chenaultii
Nat Wayfaring-tree Viburnum lantana Hedges & woods. very rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Guelder-rose Viburnum opulus Damp woods & hedges. Common except in div IV where it is chiefly on the sands. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Adoxaceae - Moschatel Family
Nat Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina Damp woods. Common in divs I & III, less so in div II & absent from div IV. (H&H)
Valerianaceae - Valerian Family
Neo Red Valerian Centranthus ruber Widespread. Naturalised on walls, dy banks, clay pits etc. near houses. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Valerian Valeriana dioica Boggy & peaty meadows. Decreasing. All divs. Rempstone. (H&H). Uncommon and declining in Notts. No longer present in Rushcliffe. Formerly known from near Costock. (NRPR)
Nat Common Valerian Valeriana officinalis Damp woods, hedge-bottoms & streamsides. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Arc Keeled-fruited Cornsalad Valerianella carinata
Arc Narrow-fruited Cornsalad Valerianella dentata Arable fields on basic soils. Uncommon. All divs. West Leake; Owthorpe; Bunny; Cotgrave. (H&H). Scarce in Notts (formerly more common). A population at West Leake has not been found since 1987. (NRPR)
Nat Common Cornsalad Valerianella locusta Railway banks, hedgesides & arable fields. Freq. All divs. (H&H)
Dipsacaceae - Teasel Family
Neo Giant Scabious Cephalaria gigantea
Nat Wild Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Banks, woodland rides, waste places. Common esp in div IV. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Small Teasel Dipsacus pilosus Edges of woods. Rare. Divs I & III. Flintham Wood. (H&H). Scarce in Notts; it is known from a couple of sites near Flintham. (NRPR)
Cas Fuller's Teasel Dipsacus sativus
Nat Field Scabious Knautia arvensis Roadsides & edges of arable fields. Common esp in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Small Scabious Scabiosa columbaria Calcareous grassland. Fairly freq but decreasing. All divs. Gamston. (H&H)
Nat Devilsbit Scabious Succisa pratensis Meadows & woodland rides. Common, esp on the coal measures, but rather rare in IV where it is chiefly on the drift soils. All divs. (H&H)
Asteraceae - Daisy Family
Nat Yarrow Achillea millefolium Grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica Marshy places & streamsides. Freq. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Arc Corn Chamomile Anthemis arvensis Sandy fields. Local. All divs. Cotgrave, Kinoulton. (H&H)
Arc Stinking Chamomile Anthemis cotula Arable fields & roadsides. Decreasing, less common than A. arvensis. (H&H). Recent records from 7 Rushcliffe locations all close to the Leics county boundary. (NRPR)
Cas Yellow Chamomile Anthemis tinctoria A rare alien. Div III. One record; (Newark). (H&H)
Arc Greater Burdock Arctium lappa Damp woods & willow holts. Freq. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Burdock Arctium minus Hedgesides & woodland borders. Rather freq esp in divs I & II. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Wood Burdock Arctium nemorosum
Nat Arctium x nothum
Arc Wormwood Artemisia absinthium Waste places, road & path sides. Common esp on the Trent side. Rare in Div IV. All divs. Willoughby on the Wolds; Cropwell Bishop; Bunny (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Artemisia annua
Cas Artemisia verlotiorum*
Arc Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris Roadsides & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Narrow-leaved Michaelmas Daisy Aster lanceolatus
Cas Hairy Michaelmas Daisy Aster novae-angliae Given the confusion regarding Aster sp, I have lumped the status given by H&H for this sp. under A x salignus. (NP)
Neo Confused Michaelmas Daisy Aster novi-belgii Given the confusion regarding Aster sp, I have lumped the status given by H&H for this sp. under A x salignus. (NP)
Nat Sea Aster Aster tripolium Tidal mud banks of the Trent etc. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Common Michaelmas Daisy Aster x salignus Common on rubbish dumps, around camps and naturalised on roadsides. All divs. (H&H). A x salignus is not reported by H&H and I have lumped the status of novae-angliae & nova-belgii here. (NP)
Neo Changing Michaelmas Daisy Aster x versicolor
Nat Daisy Bellis perennis Grassland. All divs. V common; less so on the acid sand of div 2. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Nodding Bur-marigold Bidens cernua Ponds, anciently on peat, now chiefly around towns in foul water. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. Casual on banks of Trent & Soar. (H&H)
Neo Beggarticks Bidens frondosa Div III. One record (Farndon Willow Holt 1961) (H&H
Nat Trifid Bur-marigold Bidens tripartita River & canal sides. Common except in Div IV. All divs. Canal banks at Kinoulton, Owthorpe & Hickling. Less Common (DW)
Cas Brachyglottis 'Sunshine'
Neo Pot Marigold Calendula officinalis Freq as a garden escape & on rubbish dumps. (H&H)
Nat Welted Thistle Carduus crispus subsp. multiflorus Hedges & waste ground. Common on the clays on div III and IV, less so elsewhere. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Musk Thistle Carduus nutans Meadows, roadsides & waste places. Common on light soils, esp the bunter & in the Trent Valley. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Slender Thistle Carduus tenuiflorus Rare. Div III. Clifton, East Stoke. (H&H)
Nat Carduus x stangii
Nat Carline Thistle Carlina vulgaris Dry banks & grassland on basic soils. Widespread. All divs. Clipstone, Gotham, Cotgrave. (H&H)
Cas Safflower Carthamus tinctorius
Arc Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Arable fields, freshly disturbed roadsides, on sand. Now rare Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Rare as an uncultivated plant but widely distributed as an introduction or escape. In the wild (since 1970) it has only been found in an arable field at Costock. (NRPR)
Neo Perennial Cornflower Centaurea montana Freq on rubbish dumps. (H&H)
Nat Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra Grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa Roadsides & rough grassland. Freq except in div III. All divs. Apparently absent from the marls of div III. (H&H)
Arc Corn Marigold Chrysanthemum segetum Arable fields on light soils. Abundant before herbicides and still fairly freq. All divs. (H&H). Scarce in Rushcliffe - just a couple of recent records. (NRPR)
Neo Common Blue Sow-thistle Cicerbita macrophylla subsp. uralensis
Arc Chicory Cichorium intybus Road & field sides esp on sand. Freq in divs II & III, less so elsewhere. Stanton on the Wolds. (H&H)
Nat Dwarf Thistle Cirsium acaule Rough meadows & banks on basic soils. Uncommon. All divs. Widespread in Rushcliffe. (H&H). Scarce in Notts where all modern records are from Rushcliffe. Found at Barnstone; Normanton on Soar; Langar; Gotham Hills; Orston Plaster Pits and Hickling Standard. (NRPR)
Nat Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense Meadows, arable land, waste ground. V common. All divs. Common (DW)
Nat Woolly Thistle Cirsium eriophorum Rough meadows & scrub on basic soils. Rare. Now chiefly in & near div IV. Divs I, III & IV. Bunny; Cotgrave Wolds; Owthorpe; Clipstone Wolds; Colston Bassett; East Leake; Widmerpool; Cropwell Bishop; Wysall. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Thistle Cirsium palustre Damp meadows. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare Meadows, roadsides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat C. eriophorum x vulgare Cirsium x grandiflorum Known from only one site in Notts - at Cropwell Bishop disused gypsum works
Neo Canadian Fleabane Conyza canadensis Waste ground on light soils & in towns. Still rather uncertain in its occurrence. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Garden Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus
Nat Rough Hawksbeard Crepis biennis Roadsides & meadows. Local, Has apparently increased recently. Divs I, III & IV. West Leake Hills. Normanton on Soar. (H&H)
Nat Smooth Hawksbeard Crepis capillaris Roadsides, grassland, waste places. V common. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Marsh Hawksbeard Crepis paludosa Marshes. V rare. Div I. (H&H)
Cas Bristly Hawksbeard Crepis setosa A rare alien. Casual. One record. (H&H).
Neo Beaked Hawksbeard Crepis vesicaria subsp. taraxacifolia Roadsides, waste places. Increasing. All divs. Common in div III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Leopardsbane Doronicum pardalianches Naturalised in shady places. Rather rare. Divs I & II. (H&H)
Neo Blue Globe-thistle Echinops bannaticus
Neo Globe-thistle Echinops exaltatus
Nat Blue Fleabane Erigeron acer Dry banks on limestone & gravel. Common in div I. In div II, III & IV, chiefly on rly banks & disturbed ground. Increasing (H&H)
Neo Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus
Cas Mexican Fleabane Erigeron karvinskianus
Nat Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum Streamsides & damp places. Common in the west & the Trent Valley, rare in div IV. All divs. (H&H). Wilwell Cutting (NP)
Nat Small Cudweed Filago minima Barren sandy ground. Less common than F. vulgaris. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H).
Nat Common Cudweed Filago vulgaris Barren sandy ground. Locally common. All divs. Comon on the river gravels & blown sand of div III. Thrumpton; Upper Broughton. (H&H). Near threatened nationally but locally common in Notts, less so in Rushcliffe. (NRPR)
Cas Gallant Soldier Galinsoga parviflora Naturalised in waste places, esp in & about Nottingham. Wilford. (H&H)
Neo Shaggy Soldier Galinsoga quadriradiata Naturalised in several places. Divs II & III. West Bridgford. (H&H)
Nat Heath Cudweed Gnaphalium sylvaticum Heaths & sandy woods. Local. Divs II, III & IV. Near "Leake"; Clipstone Wolds. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Cudweed Gnaphalium uliginosum Damp places & where water has stood. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Niger Guizotia abyssinica
Cas Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus Common on rubbish dumps & occasionally on the Trent bank. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus Freq on rubbish dumps. (H&H)
Cas Perennial Sunflower Helianthus x laetiflorus H. decapetalus is presumed to refer to this taxa. (NP). Freq on rubbish dumps. (H&H)
Neo Hieracium acuminatum
Nat Hieracium calcaricola
Nat Hieracium diaphanum
Neo Spotted Hawkweed Hieracium maculatum Rly banks & waste ground. Local. Divs I & II. (H&H
Neo Hieracium pulmonarioides Rare. Div II. One record; Nottingham castle walls. (H&H)
Nat Hieracium sabaudum sens. lat. is recorded by T. Ordoyno 1807 and by G Howitt as freq, and H. boreale is recorded by J.W. Carr. (H&H / NP)
Neo Hieracium salticola
Nat Narrow-leaved Hawkweed Hieracium umbellatum subsp. umbellatum Heaths, sandy woods & fields. Locally common. All divs. Freq on the gravels east of the Trent. (H&H)
Nat Hieracium vagum Rly banks, pit dumps, woods & roadsides. Common in div I & II, less so in divs III & IV, where it occurs chiefly on the gravels east of the Trent & on a few rly banks. (H&H)
Nat Hieracium vulgatum Unclear
Nat Smmoth Catsear Hypochaeris glabra Grassland & arable on light sand. Uncommon. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Catsear Hypochaeris radicata Grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Ploughman's Spikenard Inula conyzae Banks, quarries & disturbed ground. Increasing. Divs I, II & III. Stanford on Soar. (H&H)
Arc Elecampane Inula helenium Roasdides etc. Prob extinct. Div III. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts and known in Rushcliffe only from Kinoulton. (NRPR)
Arc Prickly Lettuce Lactuca serriola Less Common (DW)
Nat Great Lettuce Lactuca virosa Less Common (DW)
Nat Nipplewort Lapsana communis subsp. communis Gardens, hedgesides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Not to subsp. level (NP). Common (DW)
Neo Nipplewort Lapsana communis subsp. intermedia Gardens, hedgesides, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Not to subsp. level (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Autumn Hawkbit Leontodon autumnalis subsp. autumnalis Grassland & lawns. Common & widespread. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus Grassland, banks & rough ground. Common on calcareous soil.in divs I, III & IV, less freq in II. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Hawkbit Leontodon saxatilis (taraxacoides) Leontodon leysseri in H&H is presumed to be this sp (NP). Grassland & lawns. Common except on the more acid sands of div II. (H&H)
Nat Ox-eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Meadows & grassy places. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum Common on rubbish dumps & around houses. (H&H)
Neo Leopardplant Ligularia dentata
Neo Pineappleweed Matricaria discoidea Farmyards, waste places, arable land. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Scented Mayweed Matricaria recutita Less Common (DW)
Nat Wall Lettuce Mycelis muralis Walls, rocks & dry banks. Local. All divs. Common in div I, Stanford on Soar. (H&H)
Arc Cotton Thistle Onopordum acanthium Roadsides, rly banks. Has apparently decreased. Was considered common. Divs II, III & IV. ratcliffe on Soar, East Bridgford. (H&H)
Neo White Butterbur Petasites albus One record, Div II. (Osberton Park). (H&H
Neo Winter Heliotrope Petasites fragrans Freq naturalised near gardens. Divs II & III. Flintham. (H&H)
Nat Butterbur Petasites hybridus River & canal sides. Freq. All divs. Radcliffe on Trent. (H&H)
Arc Bristly Oxtongue Picris echioides Roadsides, arable fields esp on clay. Local. All divs. Widely dist in div III, Common in div IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Hawkweed Oxtongue Picris hieracioides Banks & rough grassland on basic soils. Local. Divs I, III & IV. Rather freq in divs III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Fox and Cubs Pilosella aurantiaca subsp. carpathicola Not common. Recorded at Wilwell Cutting in 2011. (NP)
Neo Pilosella flagellaris subsp. flagellaris
Nat Mouse-ear Hawkweed Pilosella officinarum Banks & grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Pilosella praealta subsp. praealta
Nat Common Fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica Damp meadows & roadsides. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Cas Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
Neo Lavendar-cotton Santolina chamaecyparissus
Nat Marsh Ragwort Senecio aquaticus Damp meadows. Freq except in div IV. All divs. Kinoulton; Rempstone. (H&H)
Nat Hoary Ragwort Senecio erucifolius Meadows & grassy places on basic soils. Freq except in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Common Ragwort Senecio jacobaea Meadows, waste places, Heathland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Oxford Ragwort Senecio squalidus Waste places, roads & rails sides. pit dumps, etc. Now in almost every parish in the county. All divs. (First record 1940) (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Heath Groundsel Senecio sylvaticus Heaths & sandy woods. V common in div II and freq on the coal measures in div I and the light drift soils & gravels in divs III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Sticky Groundsel Senecio viscosus Railway sidings, waste ground. Common except in div IV. All divs. Rly lines at Normanton on Soar and Stanton on the Wolds. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Groundsel Senecio vulgaris Arable land, gardens etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Senecio x baxteri
Nat Senecio x ostenfeldii
Nat Senecio x subnebrodensis
Nat Saw-wort Serratula tinctoria Damp grassland on basic soils. Local. All divs. Plumtree; Clipstone Wolds; Stanton on the Wolds; Widmerpool; Upper broughton; West & East leake; Normanton on the Wolds. (H&H)
Arc Milk Thistle Silybum marianum Waste places & borders of fields. V rare now. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Canadian Goldenrod Solidago canadensis Common on rubbish dumps & near camps & houses. Often persisting. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Early Goldenrod Solidago gigantea subsp. serotina
Nat Goldenrod Solidago virgaurea Banks & woods on sand. V rare. Divs II, (III) & IV. (H&H)
Nat Corn Sow-thistle Sonchus arvensis Arable fields, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Rough Sow-thistle Sonchus asper Cultivated & waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus Cultivated & waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas French Marigold Tagetes patula
Arc Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium Commonly naturalised on old walls & near houses. Common on rubbish dumps. All divs (H&H)
Nat Tansy Tanacetum vulgare Roadsides, around villages, waste places. Common, esp in the Trent Valley. Rare in Div IV. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum ancistrolobum
Neo A Dandelion Taraxacum aurosulum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum brachyglossum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum cordatum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum croceiflorum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum duplidentifrons
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum euryphyllum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum expallidiforme
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum fulviforme
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum fulvum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum hamatum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum insigne
Neo A Dandelion Taraxacum lacerifolium
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum lingulatum
Neo A Dandelion Taraxacum macrolobum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum maculosum
Nat Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Roadsides, grassland, waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). H&H list two (of the 240 or so) microspecies, neither of which correspond to the modern BSBI list for VC56. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum oxoniense
Neo A Dandelion Taraxacum pannucium
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum polyodon
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum pseudohamatum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum sagittipotens
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum scoticum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum stenacrum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum subbracteatum
Neo A Dandelion Taraxacum subexpallidum
Nat A Dandelion Taraxacum subundulatum
Cas Pasture Goatsbeard Tragopogon hybridus
Cas Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius
Nat Goatsbeard Tragopogon pratensis subsp. minor Meadows & roadsides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Scentless mayweed Tripleurospermum inodorum Arable fields & waste places. Common. All divs.(H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara Roadsides & waste places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Butomaceae - Flowering Rush Family
Nat Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus Ponds, canals & river sides. Locally common. All divs. Common on Grantham Canal (H&H)
Alismataceae - Water-plantain Family
Nat Narrow-leaved Water-plantain Alisma lanceolatum Fen drains. Rare or overlooked. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Water-plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica Ponds, rivers & all waters. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Lesser Water-plantain Baldellia ranunculoides Drains & pools on peat & limestone. Local, All divs. (H&H)
Nat Arrow-head Sagittaria sagittifolia Slow rivers & drains, still waters. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Hydrocharitaceae - Frogbit Family
Neo Canadian Waterweed Elodea canadensis Rivers, canals, drains & ponds. V common. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Nuttall's Waterweed Elodea nuttallii
Cas Frogbit Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Ditches & pools. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H). Rare in Notts and known only from Skylarks NR and Holme Pit. (NRPR)
Neo Curly Waterwed Lagarosiphon major
Neo Water Soldier Stratiotes aloides Still waters. Extinct. Divs I & III. (H&H). Found as an introduction in the Grantham Canal at Owthorpe and at Thorpe in the Glebe. (NRPR)
Juncaginaceae - Arrow-grass Family
Nat Marsh Arrow-grass Triglochin palustre Swampy meadows. Freq exc in div IV. (H&H). Declining countywide and always poorly represented in Rushcliffe, Found at Kinoulton Marsh but lost recently from Rempstone. (NRPR)
Potamogetonaceae - Pondweed Family
Nat Opposite-leaved Pondweed Groenlandia densa A couple of records from around Wysall dating from 1970-1990s. (NRPR)
Nat Small Pondweed Potamogeton berchtoldii Drains, gravel pits, slow streams with acid waters. Freq in div II, less so elsewhere. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts, Found along the Grantham Canl between Kinoulton and Hickling and at Rempstone Old Churchyard. (NRPR)
Nat Fen Pondweed Potamogeton coloratus Nationally scarce. Recorded at Ruddington Moor. (NRPR)
Grass-wrack Pondweed Potamogeton compressus Nationally endangered and locally rare. Formerly widespread with records from the Grantham Canal. No recent records. (NRPR). Not on post 1970 BSBI VC Census Catalogue. (NP)
Nat Curled Pondweed Potamogeton crispus Rivers, canals, still waters. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Flat-stalked Pondweed Potamogeton friesii Canals & pools. Rather freq. All divs. (H&H). Rare in Notts and probably extinct in Rushcliffe. Records from the Grantham Canal in the 1970's but not found on recent searches. (NRPR)
Nat Various-leaved Pondweed Potamogeton gramineus Ponds & drains. Rare. Now confined to the Carrs. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Shining Pondweed Potamogeton lucens Rare in Notts. Formerly in ponds at Radcliffe on Trent, now found only in the R. Smite at Colston Bassett and the R. Soar at Ratcliffe on Soar. (NRPR)
Nat Broad-leaved Pondweed Potamogeton natans Less Common (DW)
Nat Blunt-leaved Pondweed Potamogeton obtusifolius
Nat Fennel Pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus Rivers, canals & still waters. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Perfoliate Pondweed Potamogeton perfoliatus Rivers, drains, ponds etc. V common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Bog Pondweed Potamogeton polygonifolius
Nat Lesser Pondweed Potamogeton pusillus Drains, gravel pits, slow streams. Fairly common exc in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat P crispus x friesii Potamogeton x lintonii Drains & canals. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Zannichelliaceae - Horned Pondweed Family
Nat Horned Pondweed Zannichellia palustris Stream, ponds, canals etc. Common esp in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Araceae - Arum Family
Neo Sweet Flag Acorus calamus Rivers, canals, lakes. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Lords-and Ladies Arum maculatum Woods & hedge sides on strong land. Common exc in div II where is is confined to woods on the fen peats and on the border with div I. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Lemnaceae - Duckweed Family
Nat Fat Duckweed Lemna gibba Ponds, canals & drains, rather tolerant of pollution. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Duckweed Lemna minor Ponds & standing waters, V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Least Duckweed Lemna minuta Keyworth Meadow (NP)
Nat Ivy-leaved Duckweed Lemna trisulca Ponds, canals, drains etc. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza Uncommon and mainly restricted to the Trent and Soar floodplains but a record at Bunny Park. (NRPR)
Commelinaceae - Spiderwort Family
Cas Virginia Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana
Juncaceae - Rush Family
Nat Sharp-flowered Rush Juncus acutiflorus Damp places on acid soils. Not common. All divs. West Leake. (H&H)
Nat Jointed Rush Juncus articulatus Marshes, streamsides, damp meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Toad Rush Juncus bufonius Damp arable land & bare ground on light soils. V common esp in div II. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Bulbous Rush Juncus bulbosus Boggy meadows & drain sides. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Round-fruited Rush Juncus compressus Damp grassy places, often colonising bare ground by gravel pits. Prob increasing. All divs. (H&H). Uncommon with scattered records mainly in the Trent Valley. (NRPR)
Nat Compact Rush Juncus conglomeratus Damp heaths, acid pastures & woods. Common in div II & on the coal measures& freq on drift soils & acid pockets in divs III & IV. All divs (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Soft Rush Juncus effusus Damp meadows, stream & drain sides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hard Rush Juncus inflexus Damp places esp on basic soils. Locally v common, less so in div II. The dominant rush of div IV. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Heath Rush Juncus squarrosus Damp heaths & heathy woods. Local. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Blunt-flowered Rush Juncus subnodulosus Damp places esp on peat. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Cas Slender Rush Juncus tenuis Div II. One record (Bramcote) (H&H)
Nat Field Wood-rush Luzula campestris Meadows, lawns etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Heath Wood-rush Luzula multiflora subsp. congesta Heaths & woods, esp on light soils. Locally freq. All divs (H&H)
Nat Heath Wood-rush Luzula multiflora subsp. multiflora Heaths & woods, esp on light soils. Locally freq. All divs. Appears to be more common than subsp congesta. (H&H)
Nat Hairy Wood-rush Luzula pilosa Woodland rides. Common esp on lighter soils. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Great Wood-rush Luzula sylvatica Damp woods. Rare (and a shy flowerer). Divs I & III. (H&H)
Cyperaceae - Sedge Family
Nat Bolboschoenus maritimus
Nat Slender Tufted Sedge Carex acuta Beside waters & ponds. Freq except in div IV. (H&H)
Nat Lesser Pond Sedge Carex acutiformis Lakes, canals. Marshes etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Sand Sedge Carex arenaria Only on the blown sand where it is often dominant. Div III. (H&H) Near Papplewick.
Nat Green-ribbed Sedge Carex binervis Acid heaths. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Spring Sedge Carex caryophyllea Grassy banks. Locally freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat White Sedge Carex curta Bogs. V rare. Div II. (H&H)
Nat Dioecious Sedge Carex dioica Bogs. V rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Distant Sedge Carex distans Damp base-rich meadows. V rare. Div I only. (H&H). Scarce in Notts. Recorded at Car Colston, Ruddington Moor and East Leake. (NRPR)
Nat Brown Sedge Carex disticha Marshes. Freq, except in div IV. (H&H)
Nat Grey Sedge Carex divulsa subsp. divulsa Woods. V rare. Divs (II), III. (H&H)
Nat Star Sedge Carex echinata Marshy meadows. Formerly v common. Now very rare. Absent from Div IV. (H&H)
Nat Tufted Sedge Carex elata Beside waters on light soils. Infrequent. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Glaucous Sedge Carex flacca Grassland, esp on clay & limestone. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hairy Sedge Carex hirta Waste ground, grassland & marshes. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Tawny Sedge Carex hostiana Base-rich grassland. V rare. Div I only. (H&H)
Nat Long-stalked Yellow Sedge Carex lepidocarpa (= C. viridula subsp. brachyrhyncha) By base-rich streams & marshes, Rare. Divs I & IV. Rempstone Old Church Yard. (H&H) Uncommon; found at Rempstone Old Churchyard, Wilwell Cutting and Wilford Claypit. (NRPR)
Nat Common Prickly Sedge Carex muricata subsp. lamprocarpa (prairei) = Carex prairei F. Schultz ? Dry sandy grassland. Uncommon. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat Common Sedge Carex nigra Bogs & damp meadows. Common, but absent from Div IV. (H&H)
Nat False Fox Sedge Carex otrubae In damp places & by waters. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Oval Sedge Carex ovalis Damp meadows. Common except in Div IV. (H&H)
Nat Pale Sedge Carex pallescens Woodland rides & grassy places. Formerly freq, now rather rare. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Carnation Sedge Carex panicea Damp meadows & marshes. Common. All divs (H&H)
Nat Greater Tussock Sedge Carex paniculata Black bogs & by canals. Local. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Pendulous Sedge Carex pendula Woods & dumbles. Locally common. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Pill Sedge Carex pilulifera Dry heaths & woods, Common in div II, less so elsewhere. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Hop Sedge Carex pseudocyperus In marshes & by pools. Uncommon. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Flea Sedge Carex pulicaris Damp meadows. Formerly freq, now rare. Absent from div IV. (H&H)
Nat Remote Sedge Carex remota Damp woods. Common, but restricted to the sands in div IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Greater Pond Sedge Carex riparia Lakes, canals, marshes etc. V common, but absent from IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Bottle Sedge Carex rostrata Marshes & pools. Not v common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Spiked Sedge Carex spicata Hedges & grassy places on light land. Freq but absent from Div IV. (H&H)
Nat Thin-spiked Wood Sedge Carex strigosa Damp strong woodland, often growing partly in water. Rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Wood Sedge Carex sylvatica Damp strong woodland. Common, but absent from div II. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Bladder Sedge Carex vesicaria Damp places. Uncommon. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Scarce in Notts. Recorded at Holme Pierrepont and Holme Pit (Clifton). (NRPR)
Nat Common Yellow Sedge Carex demissa ( = C. viridula subsp. oedocarpa) Damp grassland. Fairly common. Confined to lighter soils in div IV. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Great Fen Sedge Cladium mariscus V rare. Div III. One record (Misterton Soss). (H&H)
Neo Galingale Cyperus longus Recorded from near Thrumpton and at a couple of other locations in Notts.
Neo Pale Galingale Cyperus eragrostis Recorded from Holme Pierrepont and at a couple of other locations in Notts.
Nat Needle Spike-rush Eleocharis acicularis Muddy verges of still waters. Rather rare. All divs. Grantham Canal. (H&H)
Nat Common Spike-rush Eleocharis palustris Marshes & damp meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Few-flowered Spike-rush Eleocharis quinqueflora Peaty places with base-rich waters.. V rare. Divs I & IV. Rempstone Old Churchyard. (H&H)
Nat Floating Club-rush Eleogiton fluitans
Nat Common Cotton-grass Eriophorum angustifolium Peaty bogs. Now rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Harestail Cotton-grass Eriophorum vaginatum Peat bogs. V rare now. Div II (H&H)
Nat Bristle Club-rush Isolepis setacea Damp, sandy places. Freq except in div IV. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Common Club-rush Schoenoplectus lacustris Rivers, canals, ponds etc. V common but absent from div IV. (H&H)
Nat Grey Club-rush Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Drains, ponds etc. Locally freq in the lower Trent & Idle valleys. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Black Bog-rush Schoenus nigricans Base-rich peat bogs. V rare. Divs I, II & III, (H&H)
Nat Wood Club-rush Scirpus sylvaticus Damp shady places. Freq in the west, decreasing eastwards. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Poaceae - Grass Family
Nat Velvet Bent Agrostis canina Dry sandy grassland. Dist imperfectly known. (H&H) (Infertile, acidic, peaty soils in mires, wet heath, fens and fen-meadows.)
Nat Common Bent Agrostis capillaris Common (DW)
Neo Highland Bent Agrostis castellana (Roadsides, amenity grassland, temporary leys and cultivated land)
Arc Black Bent Agrostis gigantea Arable fields. Dist imperfectly known (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Rough Bent Agrostis scabra (Rough ground, rubbish tips, waste places, and by roads and railways.)
Nat Creeping Bent Agrostis stolonifera Damp grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Brown Bent Agrostis vinealis (Dry or free-draining, acidic, sandy or peaty soils on heaths etc.)
Nat Agrostis x murbeckii A hybrid of capillaris x stolonifera known from Holme Pierrepont. (NRPR)
Nat Silver Hair-grass Aira caryophyllea Sandy fields & commons. Well-drained banks & path sides. More widespread than A. praecox, but less abundant. (H&H)
Nat Early Hair-grass Aira praecox Sandy fields & commons. Locally common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Marsh Foxtail Alopecurus geniculatus Marshy meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Black Grass Alopecurus myosuroides Cornfields on heavy clay. Locally common. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis Meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Great Brome Anisantha diandra
Cas Stiff Brome Anisantha rigida
Arc Barren Brome Anisantha sterilis Roadsides & waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum Meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Dense Silky Bent Apera interrupta Arable land. V rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Cas Loose Silky Bent Apera spica-venti Sandy cornfields. Locally common esp on the edge of the Carrs. (H&H)
Nat False Oat-grass Arrhenatherum elatius Most grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Arc Wild Oat Avena fatua Cornfields on heavy soils. V common in divs III & IV, scarce in I & II. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Cultivated Oat Avena sativa
Nat Drooping Tor Grass Brachypodium pinnatum agg. Banks & pastures on basic soils. Freq except in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum Strong woodland & shady places. Common, often dominant in woodland in div I. All divs (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Briza maxima
Nat Quaking Grass Briza media Meadows on good soils. Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Upright Brome Bromopsis erecta Grassland on calcareous soil.Widespread in rough ground in divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Bromopsis inermis subsp. inermis
Nat Hairy Brome Bromopsis ramosa Woods on strong land. Common except in div II. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Meadow Brome Bromus commutatus Meadows. Dist imperfectly known. Divs III. (H&H)
Nat Soft Brome Bromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus Grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Soft Brome Bromus hordeaceus subsp. longipedicellatus Grassland. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Bromus japonicus
Neo Slender Brome Bromus lepidus Roadsides, edges of fields etc. Widespread & frq but never in quantity. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Smooth Brome Bromus racemosus Meadows. Dist imperfectly known. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Bromus x pseudothominei
Nat Purple Small-reed Calamagrostis canescens Fen pastures & moist sandy woods. Local. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Wood Small-reed Calamagrostis epigejos Damp woods. Uncommon exc in div III. (H&H)
Nat Whorl Grass Catabrosa aquatica Stream & canal sides. Widespread. All divs. (H&H). Declining in Notts; In Rushcliffe found only at Shelford. (NRPR)
Nat Fern Grass Catapodium rigidum Dry, bare places, mostly on calcareous soils. Fairly freq except in II. All divs. (H&H)
Neo California Brome Ceratochloa carinata
Cas Rescue Grass Ceratochloa cathartica
Cas Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana
Nat Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus Meadows, road & path sides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata Meadows, roadsides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Heath Grass Danthonia decumbens Heaths & poor pastures. Uncommon except in div II. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Nat Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. cespitosa Damp meadows & woods. V common. All divs. (H&H) Not to subsp. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. parviflora Damp meadows & woods. V common. All divs. (H&H) Not to subsp. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Wavy Hair-grass Deschampsia flexuosa Fields & heaths on sand. Locally abundant. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Hairy Finger-grass Digitaria sanguinalis
Cas Echinochloa colona
Cas Cockspur Echinochloa crus-galli Carrot fields on the blown sand & gravels. Uncommon. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H)
Cas Echinochloa esculenta
Cas Echinochloa frumentacea
Nat Bearded Couch Elymus caninus Woods & shady places on strong land. Freq except in div II. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Common Couch Elytrigia repens Arable land, roadsides & waste places. A common weed. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Tall Fescue Festuca arundinacea Roadsides, damp rough grassland, & disturbed ground. Common except in div II. All divs. Common (DW)
Neo Hard Fescue Festuca brevipila
Nat Fine-leaved Sheep's Fescue Festuca filiformis Dry heaths & meadows. Locally plentiful. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Giant Fescue Festuca gigantea Woods on strong soil. Common in I & III, less so in II & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo Festuca heterophylla
Nat A Sheep's Fescue Festuca lemanii
Nat Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina subsp. hirtula Meadows & banks on well drained soils, both limestone & sand & gravel. Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Meadow Fescue Festuca pratensis Fertile meadows & roadsides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Red Fescue Festuca rubra subsp. commutata Meadows on moist soils, roadsides etc. Common. All divs. (H&H) Not to subsp. (NP). Common (DW)
Neo Red Fescue Festuca rubra subsp. megastachys Meadows on moist soils, roadsides etc. Common. All divs. (H&H) Not to subsp. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Red Fescue Festuca rubra subsp. rubra Meadows on moist soils, roadsides etc. Common. All divs. (H&H) Not to subsp. (NP). Common (DW)
Nat Small Sweet-grass Glyceria declinata Marshy meadows. Divs I & II. (H&H)
Nat Floating Sweet-grass Glyceria fluitans Marshy meadows. Probably common. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Reed Sweet-grass Glyceria maxima Wet meadows, river & canal sides etc. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Plicate Sweet-grass Glyceria notata Marshy meadows. Perhaps common. (H&H)
Nat G. fluitans x plicata Glyceria x pedicellata One record (Wollaton). (H&H)
Nat Meadow Oat-grass Helictotrichon pratense Calcareous meadows. Rare. No recent records. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Downy Oat-grass Helictotrichon pubescens Roadsides & rough grassland/ Common. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus Poor pastures & waste ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Creeping Soft-grass Holcus mollis Sandy woods & pastures. Locally abundant, often dominant. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Wood Barley Hordelymus europaeus Limestone woodland. V rare. Div I. (H&H)
Cas Two-rowed Barley Hordeum distichon
Neo Foxtail Barley Hordeum jubatum Div I. Shireoaks. (H&H)
Arc Wall Barley Hordeum murinum subsp. murinum Roadsides & waste places, Common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Meadow Barley Hordeum secalinum Meadows on moist soils. Widespread though never in great quantity, rare in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Cas A barley Hordeum vulgare
Nat Koeleria macrantha
Neo Italian Ryegrass Lolium multiflorum Commonly sown with seed mixtures.& persisting for some years in meadows & around farm yards. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Perennial Ryegrass Lolium perenne Meadows, roadsides & grassy places. V common. All divs (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Wood Melick Melica uniflora Woodland. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. Div III; in most woods & some hedges. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wood Millet Milium effusum Damp woodland. Locally common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Purple Moor-grass Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Nat Mat Grass Nardus stricta Dry sandy heaths. Locally common. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Witchgrass Panicum capillare
Cas Common Millet Panicum miliaceum Rubbish dumps. On all dumps. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Bulbous Canary-grass Phalaris aquatica
Nat Reed Canary-grass Phalaris arundinacea River sides & marshes. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Canary Grass Phalaris canariensis Dumps & waste ground. Freq. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Smaller Catstail Phleum bertolonii Less Common (DW)
Nat Timothy Phleum pratense Meadows, roadsides etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Common Reed Phragmites australis River, pond & canal sides, willow holts, marshes. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Narrow-leaved Meadow-grass Poa angustifolia Dist incompletely known. Div I (H&H)
Nat Annual Meadow-grass Poa annua Fields & disturbed ground. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Flattened Meadow-grass Poa compressa Walls & dry places esp on limestone. Uncommon except in Div I. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Spreading Meadow-grass Poa humilis Dry meadows & banks. Dist incompletely known. Divs II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wood Meadow-grass Poa nemoralis Woods. Freq except in div IV. (H&H)
Nat Smooth Meadow-grass Poa pratensis Meadows, roadsides & all grassy places. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Rough Meadow-grass Poa trivialis Damp woods & meadows. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Neo Annual Beard-grass Polypogon monspeliensis
Neo Arrow Bamboo Pseudosasa japonica
Neo Reflexed Saltmarsh Grass Puccinellia distans subsp. distans Bare damp ground. Very restricted in range, though often occuring plentifully. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Rye Secale cereale
Cas Italian Millet Setaria italica Rubbish dumps. On all dumps. All divs. (H&H)
Cas Yellow Bristle-grass Setaria pumila
Cas Setaria viridis Rubbish dumps & among carrots. Freq. All divs (H&H)
Neo Great Millet Sorghum halepense
Nat Yellow Oat-grass Trisetum flavescens subsp. flavescens Meadows & roadsides. Widespread. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Cas Bread Wheat Triticum aestivum
Cas Rivet Wheat Triticum turgidum
Nat Squirrel-tail Fescue Vulpia bromoides Sandy heaths, dry banks & waste places. Common esp in div II. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Arc Rat's-tail Fescue Vulpia myuros Waste places. Rare. Divs II, III & IV. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Hybrid Fescue X Festulolium loliaceum
Cas Maize Zea mays
Sparganiaceae - Bur-reed Family
Nat Unbranched Bur-reed Sparganium emersum Slow rivers & drains, canals. Common but less so than S erectum. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Branched Bur-reed Sparganium erectum subsp. microcarpum Rivers, ponds, canals etc. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Typhaceae - Bulrush Family
Nat Lesser Bulrush Typha angustifolia Drains & standing waters. Less common that latifolia. Owthorpe. (H&H)
Nat Bulrush Typha latifolia Canals, gravel pits, ponds. V common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Nat Hybrid Cattail Typha x glauca A hybrid of latifolia and angustifolia. Recorded on the Grantham Canal in West Bridgford and Cotgrave. (NRPR)
Liliaceae - Lily Family
Neo Keeled Garlic Allium carinatum Roadsides & grassy places, Rare. Divs I & IV. (H&H)
Cas Onion Allium cepa (A relic of cultivation or a throw-out on rubbish tips, waysides and waste ground.)
Nat Field Garlic Allium oleraceum Road & path sides, grassy places. Uncommon. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Few-flowered Garlic Allium paradoxum Naturalised in derelict ornamental grounds nr Ollerton. Div II. (H&H)
Cas Rosy Garlic Allium roseum (Rough places and waste ground, open rocky slopes, hedge banks and roadsides.) Rare (NP)
Cas Chives Allium schoenoprasum (Roadsides and rubbish tips.)
Nat Sand Leek Allium scorodoprasum Sandy places. V rare Div III. One record (Barnby Moor). (H&H)
Neo Three-cornered Garlic Allium triquetrum (Roadsides, in hedge banks, on field margins and in rough and waste ground.)
Nat Ramsoms Allium ursinum Damp woods. Locally common. Divs I, II & III. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Nat Wild Onion Allium vineale Roadsides, meadows & open woodland. Locally common. Div I, II & III. (H&H)
Arc Garden Asparagus Asparagus officinalis Freq found as an escape in hedge bottoms & waste places. (H&H)
Neo Glory of the Snow Chionodoxa forbesii
Neo Glory of the Snow Chionodoxa sardensis
Nat Meadow Saffron Colchicum autumnale Meadows. Uncommon & decreasing. Divs I, II & III. East Stoke. (H&H)
Nat Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Woods esp on sand. Rare. All divs (H&H). Scarce as a native in Notts - any Lily-of-the-valley in Rushcliffe is likely to be an introduction. (NRPR)
Cas Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris
Nat Yellow Star of Bethlehem Gagea lutea Woods. V rare. Divs I & III. Flintham Wood & Trent Hills, Flintham. (H&H). Flintham Wood is the only Rushcliffe location of this long established, scarce naturalised species. (NRPR)
Neo Greater Snowdrop Galanthus elwesii
Neo Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis Widely naturalised in woods nr houses & on large estates. All divs. (H&H)
Neo Spanish Bluebell Hyacinthoides hispanica Freq naturalised in ornamental woodland and a virulent garden weed.. (H&H)
Nat Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta Woods, esp on light soils, V common. All divs. (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Neo A bluebell Hyacinthoides x massartiana
Cas Greater Red-hot Poker Kniphofia praecox
Cas Common Red-hot Poker Kniphofia uvaria
Neo Summer Snowflake Leucojum aestivum
Neo Turkscap Lily Lilium martagon
Neo Garden Grape-hyacinth Muscari armeniacum
Neo Grape Hyacinth Muscari neglectum
Neo Pheasant's Eye Narcissus poeticus
Nat Wild Daffodil Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. pseudonarcissus Woods & meadows. Rare. Div (II), III. (H&H). Uncommon in Notts and the only site in Rushcliffe considered to host truly native daffodil is the Green Line in West Bridgford. Other places have wild-type daffodils that appear to have been planted or introduced and many garden cultivars are widely planted or introduced in verges etc. (NRPR)
Neo Narcissus x incomparabilis
Cas Narcissus x medioluteus
Neo Star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum angustifolium H&H refer to O. umbellatum - Garden Star of Bethlehem: Fields & roadsides, esp on light soils. Rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum nutans Grassy places. V rare. Divs III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Spiked Star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Nat Herb Paris Paris quadrifolia Moist woods on clay & limestone. Rather rare, Divs I & II. (H&H)
Nat Solomon's-seal Polygonatum multiflorum Limestone woods. V rare. Divs I, II & III. (H&H)
Neo Garden Solomon's-seal Polygonatum x hybridum
Neo Butcher's Broom Ruscus aculeatus Sometimes planted in woods. Rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Neo Siberian Squill Scilla siberica
Cas Garden Tulip Tulipa gesneriana
Neo Wild Tulip Tulipa sylvestris Woods & meadows. Uncommon. (Seldom flowers). Div III. (H&H)
Iridaceae - Iris Family
Neo Aunt Eliza's Montbretia Crocosmia paniculata
Neo Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Freq on dumps & occ established in damp places. Divs III & IV. (H&H)
Neo Autumn Crocus Crocus nudiflorus Formerly naturalised over large areas of Nottingham, Dunkirk & Wilford Meadows. Occasional plants still occur (H&H). Formerly more widely naturalised. Now known from Holme Pierrepont, Skylarks reserve and Wilford Churchyard. (NRPR)
Cas Early Crocus Crocus tommasinianus
Neo Spring Crocus Crocus vernus Formerly abundant with C nudiflorus but now even more rare. (H&H)
Neo Dutch Crocus Crocus x stellaris
Neo Stinking Iris Iris foetidissima Limestone woodland. V rare. Div I. One record (Dyscar Wood). (H&H)
Neo Bearded Iris Iris germanica Freq on rubbish dumps & naturalised at Bilsthorpe Gravel Pits. Div III. (H&H)
Nat Yellow Iris Iris pseudacorus Marshes, pools & river sides. Common. All divs. (H&H). Common (DW)
Cas Siberian Iris Iris sibirica
Neo Blue Flag Iris versicolor
Cas American Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum
Cas Pale Yellow-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium striatum
Discoreaceae - Yam Family
Nat Black Bryony Tamus communis Hedges & woods. V common. All divs (H&H). Less Common (DW)
Orchidaceae - Orchid Family
Nat Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis Calcareous meadows. Formerly freq in divs I & III, becoming rare. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H). Holme Pierrepont. (NP)
Nat Frog Orchid Coeloglossum viride Calcareous meadows. V rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii Damp meadows & woods. Common, less so in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Early Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. incarnata Bogs with basic waters. V rare. Div I. (H&H)
Nat Heath Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. ericetorum Very rare. Div IV. Stanton on the Wolds. (H&H). Rare in Notts. Now known only from Rushcliffe Golf Course at Gotham. (NRPR)
Nat Southern Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa Marshy meadows. The common marsh orchid of Notts, but becoming inc rare. Divs II & III. (H&H)
Nat A hybrid marsh orchid Dactylorhiza x grandis
Nat Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine Woods. Locally freq. Divs I, II & III. Freq in div III. (H&H)
Nat Marsh Helleborine Epipactis palustris Boggy meadows. V rare or extinct. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Green-flowered Helleborine Epipactis phyllanthes
Nat Fragrant Orchid Gymnadenia conopsea Damp calcareous meadows. V rare. Divs I & III. (H&H). Recently lost from Holme Pierrepont and Rushcliffe GC but faring well at Wilford Claypit where the plants are actually Gymnadenia densiflora Marsh Fragrant-orchid (formerly a subspecies). (NRPR)
Nat Common Twayblade Listera ovata Woods, meadows. Common exc in div II. All divs. (H&H)
Nat Birdsnest Orchid Neottia nidus-avis Woods. V rare.Divs I & III. (H&H)
Nat Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera Calcareous pastures. Rare & decreasing. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H). Not Common. Holme Pierrepont and Ruddington CP also Wilford Claypits, Cotgrave CP, Wilwell. (NP)
Nat Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera Fields & woods. Formerly freq in div I, now V rare. (H&H)
Nat Green-winged Orchid Orchis (Anacamptis) morio Meadows on basic soils. Formerly common, becoming rare. All divs, Bradmore; West Leake; Stanton on the Wolds; Colston Bassett; Hickling; Upper Broughton; Thorpe in the Glebe. (H&H). Wilwell Cutting is the only site. (NRPR). Has vanished from half its historical range nationally. (SR)
Nat Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula Strong woodland. Locally common. Divs I, III & IV. (H&H)
Nat Greater Butterfly Orchid Platanthera chlorantha Strong woodland. Rare. Divs I & III. (H&H)