Photo of Field Woodrush
Field Woodrush Luzula campestris

Whilst almost certainly incomplete, the following catalogue is believed to represent well, the grasses and allies of the reserve. Nevertheless, plants come and go and no expert eye is cast annually so there will be additions and we would love to hear of them.

So far we have recorded 35 grasses, 4 sedges, 2 rushes, 1 horsetail & 1 fern species.

Grasses - Graminae

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Common Bent Agrostis capillaris (tenuis)

Creeping Bent A.stolonifera

Common Couch Elymus (Agropyron) repens

Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus

False oat-grass Arrenatherum elatius

Giant Fescue Festuca gigantea

Marsh Foxtail Alopecurus geniculatus

Meadow Foxtail A. pratensis

Smooth Meadow-grass Poa pratensis

Ratstail Fescue Vulpia myuros

Perennial Ryegrass Lolium perenne

Wall Barley Hordeum murinum

Meadow Barley H. secalinum

Timothy Phleum pratense ssp. pratense

Soft Brome Bromus hordeaceus ssp. hordeaceus

Hairy Brome Bromopsis ramosa

Meadow Barley Anisantha (Bromus) sterilis

Tor Grass Brachypodium pinnatum

False Brome B. sylvaticum

Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa

Wild Oat Avena fatua

Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus

Common Reed Phragmites australis

Sedges - Cyperaceae

Common Spike-rush Eleocharis palustris

False Fox Sedge Carex otrubae

Greater Pond Sedge C. riparia

Hairy Sedge C. hirta

Brown Sedge C. disticha

Rushes - Juncaceae

Compact Rush Juncus conglomeratus

Jointed Rush Juncus articulatus

Field Wood-rush Luzula campestris

Horsetails – Equisetaceae

Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense


Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas