26 June 2012

Royal Fern

The wet woodland behind the Amazon factory off Fabian Way supports stands of vegetation with large plants of Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis). Some excellent blocks of willow and alder carr have already been lost in this area and further losses seem imminent, but hopefully ongoing SINC work will help identify some of the more important sites early on in the planning process so that appropriate measures can be taken.
Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata) was very abundant in the field layer and a few helleborines were also noted, presumed Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine).

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