Wildlife Sites in Rushcliffe

Stanton on the Wolds Golf Course

Information:

A Local Wildlife Site with public footpaths criss-crossing parts of the course.

Parts of the grassland is species rich but, being a golf-course much of it has received herbicides and fertiliser. Quite a bit of the good quality grassland remains but it is either left unmanaged or regularly mown, neither of which is ideal. Along the fairways around the perimiter of the site the vegetative rosettes survive but very little gets to flower because it is regularly mown right up to the scrub bordering the course.

The good news is that as of 2017, there is an initiative underway to improve the ecological interest and value of the course. NP and David Wood undertook a botanical survey on 10th July as part of this initiative and the species list can be found below. (Needless to say, most of the credit for the impressive list lies with DGW). Many of the non-native trees and cultivars were not identified.

NGR SK 631311

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Taxon Vernacular
Acer campestre Field Maple
Acer negundo Ashleaf Maple
Acer platanoides Norway Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore
Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse-chestnut
Aethusa cynapium Fool's Parsley
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
Agrostis gigantea Black Bent
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Ajuga reptans Bugle
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel
Anisantha sterilis Barren Brome
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal-grass
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley
Apium nodiflorum Fool's-water-cress
Arctium lappa Greater Burdock
Arctium minus Lesser Burdock
Arrhenatherum elatius False Oat-Grass
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort
Athyrium filix-femina Lady-fern
Atriplex prostrata Spear-leaved Orache
Ballota nigra Black Horehound
Bellis perennis Daisy
Betonica officinalis Betony
Betula pendula Silver Birch
Brachypodium pinnatum agg. Tor-grass
Brachypodium sylvaticum False-brome
Bryonia dioica White Bryony
Buddleja davidii Butterfly-bush
Calystegia sepium Hedge Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica Large Bindweed
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's-purse
Cardamine flexuosa Wavy Bitter-cress
Cardamine pratensis Cuckooflower
Carduus crispus Welted Thistle
Carex flacca Glaucous Sedge
Carex hirta Hairy Sedge
Carex pendula Pendulous Sedge
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam
Castanea sativa Sweet Chestnut
Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
Centaurium erythraea Common Centaury
Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
Cerastium glomeratum Sticky Mouse-ear
Chaerophyllum temulum Rough Chervil
Chamerion angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
Chelidonium majus Greater Celandine
Chenopodium album Fat-hen
Chenopodium ficifolium Fig-leaved Goosefoot
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
Cirsium palustre Marsh Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
Conopodium majus Pignut
Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood
Cornus sericea Red-osier Dogwood
Corylus avellana Hazel
Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's-tail
Cytisus scoparius Broom
Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove
Dryopteris dilatata Broad Buckler-fern
Dryopteris filix-mas Male-fern
Elytrigia repens Common Couch
Epilobium ciliatum American Willowherb
Epilobium hirsutum Great Willowherb
Epilobium montanum Broad-leaved Willowherb
Epilobium obscurum Short-fruited Willowherb
Epilobium parviflorum Hoary Willowherb
Epilobium roseum Pale Willowherb
Epilobium tetragonum Square-stalked Willowherb
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail
Euphorbia exigua Dwarf Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia Sun Spurge
Euphorbia peplus Petty Spurge
Festuca rubra agg. Red Fescue
Filipendula vulgaris Dropwort
Fraxinus excelsior Ash
Fumaria officinalis Common Fumitory
Galeopsis tetrahit Common Hemp-nettle
Galium aparine Cleavers
Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Geranium pratense Meadow Crane's-bill
Geranium robertianum Herb-Robert
Geum urbanum Wood Avens
Glechoma hederacea Ground-ivy
Glyceria maxima Reed Sweet-grass
Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed
Hedera helix Common Ivy
Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
Hieracium Section Sabauda A Hawkweed
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire-fog
Holcus mollis Creeping Soft-grass
Hyacinthoides sp. Bluebell / Spanish Bluebell/hybrid
Hypericum androsaemum Tutsan
Hypericum perforatum Perforate St John's-wort
Hypericum tetrapterum Square-stalked St John's-wort
Hypochaeris radicata Cat's-ear
Ilex aquifolium Holly
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris
Isolepis setacea Bristle Club-rush
Juncus articulatus Jointed Rush
Juncus bufonius Toad Rush
Juncus conglomeratus Compact Rush
Juncus effusus Soft-rush
Juncus inflexus Hard Rush
Juncus tenuis Slender Rush
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce
Lamium album White Dead-nettle
Lamium amplexicaule Henbit Dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum Red Dead-nettle
Lapsana communis Nipplewort
Larix kaempferi Japanese Larch
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
Lemna minor Common Duckweed
Leontodon saxatilis Lesser Hawkbit
Lepidium coronopus Swine-cress
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-grass
Lonicera nitida Wilson's Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle
Lotus corniculatus Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Luzula campestris Field Wood-rush
Malus pumila Apple
Malus sylvestris Crab Apple
Malva sylvestris Common Mallow
Matricaria chamomilla Scented Mayweed
Matricaria discoidea Pineappleweed
Medicago lupulina Black Medick
Moehringia trinervia Three-nerved Sandwort
Myosotis arvensis Field Forget-me-not
Myosotis sylvatica Wood Forget-me-not
Nasturtium officinale agg. Water-cress
Papaver dubium Long-headed Poppy
Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy
Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy
Persicaria amphibia Amphibious Bistort
Persicaria lapathifolia Pale Persicaria
Persicaria maculosa Redshank
Petunia x hybrida Petunia
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta Variegated Reed Grass
Phleum bertolonii Smaller Cat's-tail
Phleum pratense Timothy
Pilosella officinarum Mouse-ear-hawkweed
Pimpinella major Greater Burnet-saxifrage
Pinus nigra Austrian Pine / Corsican Pine
Pinus sylvestris Scots Pine
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
Plantago major Greater Plantain
Platanus x hispanica London Plane (P. occidentalis x orientalis)
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis Rough Meadow-grass
Polygonum arenastrum Equal-leaved Knotgrass
Polygonum aviculare Knotgrass
Populus alba White Poplar
Populus nigra 'Italica' Lombardy-poplar
Populus x canadensis Hybrid Black-poplar
Populus x canescens Grey Poplar (P. alba x tremula)
Potentilla erecta Tormentil
Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil
Potentilla x italica P. erecta x reptans
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
Prunus avium Wild Cherry
Prunus domestica Wild Plum
Prunus laurocerasus Cherry Laurel
Prunus padus Bird Cherry
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn
Quercus robur Pedunculate Oak
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus bulbosus Bulbous Buttercup
Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus sceleratus Celery-leaved Buttercup
Reseda luteola Weld
Rosa arvensis Field-rose
Rosa canina agg. Dog-rose
Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble
Rubus idaeus Raspberry
Rubus ulmifolius Elm-leaved Bramble
Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
Rumex crispus Curled Dock
Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex sanguineus Wood Dock
Sagina procumbens Procumbent Pearlwort
Salix alba White Willow
Salix babylonica Weeping Willow
Salix caprea Goat Willow
Salix cinerea Grey Willow
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia Rusty Willow
Salix x fragilis sens. lat. Hybrid Crack-willow
Salix x holosericea S. cinerea x viminalis
Sambucus nigra Elder
Sanguisorba officinalis Great Burnet
Scorzoneroides autumnalis Autumn Hawkbit
Senecio erucifolius Hoary Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort
Senecio viscosus Sticky Groundsel
Senecio vulgaris Groundsel
Silene dioica Red Campion
Sinapis arvensis Charlock
Sisymbrium officinale Hedge Mustard
Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet
Sonchus arvensis Perennial Sow-thistle
Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-thistle
Sorbus aucuparia Rowan
Stachys sylvatica Hedge Woundwort
Stellaria graminea Lesser Stitchwort
Stellaria media Common Chickweed
Succisa pratensis Devil's-bit Scabious
Tamus communis Black Bryony
Taraxacum agg. Dandelion
Taxus baccata Yew
Thlaspi arvense Field Penny-cress
Tilia x europaea Lime
Torilis japonica Upright Hedge-parsley
Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard
Trifolium dubium Lesser Trefoil
Trifolium pratense Red Clover
Trifolium repens White Clover
Tripleurospermum inodorum Scentless Mayweed
Trisetum flavescens Yellow Oat-grass
Tussilago farfara Colt's-foot
Typha latifolia Bulrush
Ulex europaeus Gorse
Ulmus glabra Wych Elm
Ulmus glabra x minor sensu Stace Hybrid Wych Elm x Small-leaved Elm
Ulmus minor Small-leaved Elm (sensu Stace)
Ulmus procera English Elm
Veronica arvensis Wall Speedwell
Veronica beccabunga Brooklime
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell
Veronica filiformis Slender Speedwell
Veronica persica Common Field-speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia Thyme-leaved Speedwell
Viburnum opulus Guelder-rose
Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
Vicia sativa subsp. segetalis Common Vetch
Viola hirta Hairy Violet
Viola odorata Sweet Violet
Vulpia myuros Rat's-tail Fescue