Species List

An 'Exmoor Ponies in Conservation' project


Field of Dreams Species Lists 1999

Glade beside The Row:
Agrimonia eupatoria --Agrimony
Carex flacca --Glaucous Sedge
Centaurea nigra --Common Knapweed
Dryopteris felix-mas-- Male Fern
Epilobium montanum -- Broad-leaved Willowherb
Euphrasia spp. -- Eyebright
Galium verum -- Lady's Bedstraw
Geranium robertianum-- Herb Robert
Geranium rotundifolium-- Round-leaved Crane's-bill
Hypochoeris radicata -- Common Cat's-ear
Leucanthemum vulgare-- Ox-eye Daisy
Medicago lupulina -- Black Medick
Myosotis arvensis -- Field Forget-me-not
Odontites verna -- Red Bartsia
Plantago lanceolata -- Ribwort Plantain
Potentilla sterilis-- Barren Strawberry
Prunella vulgaris -- Self-heal
Rumex acetosa -- Common Sorrel
R. obtusifolia -- Broad-leaved Dock
Sanguisorba minor -- Salad Burnet
Senecio jacobaea -- Ragwort
Trifolium dubium -- Lesser Trefoil
Veronica chamaedrys -- Germander Speedwell
Viola sp. -- Violet specie
Additional species in Glade beside Slackwood Lane:
Aphanes arvensis -- Parsley-piert
Asplenium ruta-muraria-- Wall Rue
Centaurium erythraea -- Common Centaury
Helianthemum nummelarium-- Common Rockrose
Hieracium pilosella -- Mouse-ear Hawkweed
Inula conyza -- Ploughman's-spikenard
Geranium molle -- Dove's-foot Crane's-bill
Minuartia verna -- Spring Sandwort
Mercurialis perenis -- Dog's Mercury
Saxifraga tridactylites -- Rue-leaved Saxifrage
Seslaria albicans -- Blue Moor Grass
Taxus baccata -- Yew
Teucrium scorodonia -- Wood Sage
Thymus drucei -- Wild Thyme
Verbascum sp. -- Mullein
Additional species in wooded area along south-west boundary:
Acer psuedoplatanus --Sycamore
Asplenium scolopendrium-- Hart's Tongue Fern
Corylus avellana -- Hazel
Fraxinus excelsior -- Common Ash
Lysimachia vulgaris-- Yellow Pimpernel
Veronica montana-- Wood Speedwell
Additional species in wood-edge glades:
Cardamine hirsuta -- Hairy Bittercress
Cirsium palustre -- Marsh Thistle
Ilex aquifolium -- Holly
Juniperus communis -- Juniper
Polypodium interjectum-- Intermediate Polypody
Additional species at very top tree-planted circle:
Pinus nigra var. maritima-- Corsican Pine
Tilia vulgaris x europaea-- European Lime
Additional species on exposed pavement escarpment:
Asplenium ceterach -- Rustyback Fern
A. trichomanes -- Common Maidenhair Spleenwort
Cystopteris fragilis -- Brittle Bladder Fern
Geranium columbinum-- Long-stalked Crane's-bill
Linum cartharticum -- Fairy Flax
Rhamnus cartharticus -- Purging Buckthorn
Viola hirta -- Hairy Violet
Additional species in bracken clearing:
Calluna vulgaris -- Heather
Pteridium aquilinum -- Bracken
Veronica officinalis -- Heath Speedwell
Additional species in glades and clearings:
Brachypodium sylvaticum-- Wood False-brome
Dryopteris dilatata -- Broad Buckler Fern
Euonymus europaeus -- Spindle-tree
Knautia arvensis -- Glade Scabious
Lonicera periclymenum-- Honeysuckle

Anthills of the Yellow Glade Ant are common and widespread throught most of the site where overshading by woodland has not become too excessive.

There is evidence of Rabbits with many areas with diggings, burrows and droppings.

One, maybe two burrow chambers presently occupied by Rabbits were possibly previously old Badger sets.

Birds recorded as seen on the site: