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There are many species of plants which can be found throughout the county borough.

Our landscape, its climate and its heritage are providing us with a vast array of habitats where wildflowers can thrive. Whether walking through our heathlands or grassy lowlands or even through our woods, there is plenty to discover. Below are examples of some of the most common plant species which can be found:

  • Devil’s Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)
  • Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis)
  • Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata)
  • Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
  • Bird’s foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)
  • Tormentil (Potentilla erecta)
  • Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile)

It is not just flowers you can admire, there is a whole range of other plants such as bracken, ferns, lichen and mosses as well as trees and fungi. All waiting to be discovered and right here on our doorstep.

So why not take a walk on the wild side and let us know what you see by reporting your sightings.