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Rarer Plants at Chasewater

Research is currently well underway for a new Staffordshire County Flora. The following plants have been recorded at Chasewater and are all currently regarded as county rarities. They have been grouped by their main habitats to emphasise the importance of Chasewater’s habitat diversity.

Heath
Hybrid Bilberry Vaccinium x intermedium
Cowberry Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Deergrass Trichophorum cespitosum ssp. germanicum

Marsh/Bog
Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata
Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos
Marsh Cinquefoil Potentilla palustris
Bog Pimpernel Anagallis tenella
Bog Pondweed Potamogeton polygonifolius
Round-leaved Sundew Drosera rotundifolia
Round-leaved Wintergreen Pyrola rotundifolia

Shoreline
Beggarticks Bidens frondosa
Lesser Bulrush Typha angustifolia
Gallingale Cyperus longus
Lesser Marshwort Apium inundatum
Southern Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Hybrid Orchid Dactylorhiza x grandis
Pale Sedge Carex pallescens
Shoreweed Littorella uniflora
Greater Spearwort Ranunculus lingua
Small-fruited Yellow-sedge Carex viridula ssp. viridula
Common Comfrey (check not Russian) Symphytum officinale
Orange Foxtail Alopecurus geniculatus

Grassland/Scrub
Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum angustifolium
Hybrid Goat/grey Willow Salix x reichardtii
Adder’s Tongue Ophioglossum vulgatum
Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera


Water
Floating Club-rush Eleogiton fluitans
Rigid Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum
Hairlike Pondweed Potamogeton trichoides
Horned Pondweed Zannichellia palustris
Shining Pondwed Potamogeton lucens
Floating Water-plantain Luronium natans

Canal
Tubular Water-dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa
Lesser Water-parsnip Berula erecta

Ruderal
Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa
Hoary Cress Lepidium draba ssp. draba
Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris
Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria
Annual Wall-rocket Diplotaxis muralis
Small toadflax Chaenorhinium minus

Dam/Walls
Black Spleenwort Asplenium adiantum-nigrum
White Stonecrop Sedum album

Invasive alien
Water Fern Azolla filiculoides
New Zealand Pigmyweed Crassula helmsii

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