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Flora & Fauna - Flowering Herbaceous Herbs

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About 70% of all the plants found in the water meadows fall into this category. Over the years, more than 170 species of flowering herbaceous plants have been recorded, and although a small number of these may have been lost, new species are not infrequently added to the list. Nearly all are now a permanent feature of the meadows. The accompanying pictures show a small selection of the flowering plants that can be seen today, together with two that were present up till a few years ago and could easily reappear.

There are over 170 Herbs in our water meadows including:

Lady’s Smock

Pepper Saxifrage

Yellow Flag

Fen Bedstraw

Purple Loosestrife

Marsh Woundwort

Ragged Robin

Gipsywort

Monkey Flower

Lady's Smock
Winter Cress
Pink Water Speedwell
Marsh Woundwort
Marsh Marigold

Lady's Smock

Winter Cress

Pink Water
Speedwell

Marsh
Woundwort

Marsh
Marigold

Monkey Flower
Hemp-agrimony
Early Marsh Orchid
Orange Balsam
Water Avens

Monkey
Flower

Hemp-agrimony

Early Marsh
Orchid

Orange
Balsam

Water Avens

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