Plants of the Alders Brook, the bridle path and the Butts

A list of the plants which have been found near the Alders Brook area is given below. The figures and numerals in the location column are reference to a grid scheme which is available here. As well as plants found adjacent to the brook itself (mainly in the area known as The Butts), included here are plants found by the footpath known as the Bridle Path, which accompanies the cemetery's boundary for much of its length. Photos of some of the species are available - clicking on the names highlighted in blue will take you there.

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No. Scientific Name Common Name Location
11 Equisetum arvense Common Horsetail By Alders Brook, Q2 Q3
22 Phyllitus scolopendrium Hart's-tongue On the brickwork above the railway tunnel leading from the Butts to Little Ilford.
36 Azolla filiculoides Water Fern P3 in Alders Brook summer 1991, and seen in February 2008
51 Taxus baccata Yew O4, a single sapling noted 30/08/08
88 Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup Near Alders Brook, Q2
90 Ranunculus sceleratus Celery-leaved Buttercup Near Alders Brook, P/Q3 Q2
91 Ranunculus ficaria Lesser Celandine Common by Alders Brook and Roding particularly Ilford bank P3/4 Q2/3
103 Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy Q2 in disturbed ground, 25/05/11
116 Humulus lupulus Hop O2 Bridle path on fence by railway near tunnel; O5 on bridle path near sewage works fence 11/08/79; P5 just S. of Sewage Works fence 02/07/96
117 Urtica dioica Nettle Q2
122 Quercus cerris Turkey Oak P/Q1/2, P3 30/08/08
122 Quercus ilex Holm Oak O4 30/08/08
123 Quercus robur English Oak O4
124 Betula pendula Silver Birch O4
126 Alnus glutinosa Alder P3 Q3
127 Corylus avellana Hazel P3 on 30/08/08
144 Atriplex patula Common Orache L5 by house fence in alley leading to bridle path.
162 Stellaria media Common Chickweed P3
173 Spergularia rubra Sand-spurrey O4 footpath on bank of Roding
176 Silene latifolia White Campion O4
177 Saponaria officinalis Soapwort O4 double-flowered form near Alders Brook/Roding 15/08/76
183 Polygonum amphibium Amphibious Bistort Q2 by Alders Brook 11/08/79
183 Polygonum persicaria Redshank Near Alders Brook, Q2
184 Polygonum hydropiper Water-Pepper Near Alders Brook,Q2
195 Rumex obtusifolius Broad-Leaved Dock Near Alders Brook,Q2
226 Populus x canescens Grey Poplar P3
234 Salix fragilis Crack Willow Q3
237 Salix [caprea caprea] Great Sallow Q3
250 Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard Q2
250 Sisymbrium officinale Hedge Mustard Q2
252 Erysimum cheiranthoides Treacle Mustard P3
257 Rorippa amphibia Great Yellow-cress Q2
258 Armoracia rusticana Horse Radish Q2
262 Lunularia rediviva Perennial Honesty P3, by cemetery railings, perhaps growing through, May 2010
267 Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's Purse Q2
275 Brassica oleracea Cabbage North boundary path
281 Reseda luteola Weld By Alders Brook 28/07/77
335 Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble Near Alders Brook, Q2
340 Rubus caesius Dewberry O5 near Sewage works gate 12/7/92-12/08/96; P/Q/2/3, plentiful by Alders Brook south of Bridle Path Allotments 12/08/96-2011
344 Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil Q2 P3
361 Rosa canina Dog Rose P3 by allotments
365 Prunus spinosa Blackthorn P3
365 Prunus avium Wild Cherry O5 bridle path; Q3
367 Prunus laurocerasus Cherry Laurel O4, 02/01/2009
369 Pyrus sp. Pear Q2, 26/05/2011
370 Sorbus aucuparia Rowan  
395 Pyracantha coccinea Firethorn P/Q2 bridle path through railway fence 02/01/2009
397 Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn Q2
402 Galega officinalis Goat's-rue Q3
406 Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot-trefoil P3
412 Vicia hirsuta Hairy Tare P3
412 Vicia sativa Common Vetch Q2
414 Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling P3 Q3
420 Medicago lupulina Black Medick  
421 Medicago sativa Lucerne Q3
425 Trifolium repens White Clover Q2 Q3
427 Trifolium pratense Hop Trefoil Q2, on disturbed ground near brook, 26/05/11
427 Trifolium pratense Red Clover Q2 Q3
431 Lupinus sp. Lupin Q3
435 Sarothamnus scoparius Broom  
440 Lythrum salicaria Purple Loosestrife Q2 Q3 by Alders Brook, plentiful on 15/08/96
440 Lythrum portula Water-purslane Q2, floating in Alders Brook, 26/05/11
444 Epilobium hirsutum Great Willow-herb P3 Q3
448 Chamaenerion angustifolium Rosebay Willow-herb P4 Q2
456 Ilex aquifolium Holly  
468 Aesculus hippocastanum Horse Chestnut  
470 Acer platanoides Norway Maple O4, a small tree noted on 30/08/08
470 Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Q2
480 Geranium dissectum Cut-leaved Cranesbill O4 P3
488 Impatiens glandulifera Himalayan Balsam P3 a small quantity on 30/08/08
490 Hedera helix Ivy common
501 Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley Q2
502 Conopodium majus Pignut P3 one plant on bridle path 21/05/80
507 Conium maculatum Hemlock O4 by bridle path
514 Angelica sylvestris Wild Angelica P3 open grass 15/05/80; Q2 growing almost in Alders Brook 11/08/79
515 Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed O4/P4
518 Daucus carota Wild Carrot P3 on 30/08/08
531 Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet Q2
534 Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed P3 P4
535 Calystegia sepium silvatica Great Bindweed P3
535 Calystegia sepium sepium Hedge Bindweed P3
545 Symphytum officinale Common Comfrey Q2 Q3
559 Stachys palustris Marsh Woundwort P3 Q3 by Alders Brook 15/08/80
559 Ballota nigra Black Horehound  
560 Lamium album White Dead-nettle Q2
562 Lamium purpureum Red Dead-Nettle Q2
564 Scutellaria galericulata Skullcap P3 Q2 Q3
566 Glechoma hederacea Ground Ivy P3
571 Lycopus europaeus Gipsy-wort P3 Q2 Q3
574 Mentha aquatica Water Mint Q2 11/08/79
574 Mentha x piperita Peppermint P5 in rough grass by C.O.L. 11/08/79
575 Mentha spicata Spearmint P5 in rough grass by C.O.L. 11/08/79
582 Callitriche platycarpa Water Starwort  
582 Callitriche stagnalis Common Water Starwort O4/P4
583 Plantago major Great Plantain Q2
584 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain Q2
586 Fraxinus excelsior Ash P2 between railway and cemetery fences
587 Ligustrum ovalifolium Garden Privet Q2 bridle path by railway fence 02/01/09
599 Linaria vulgaris Common Toadflax O4, in grass in 'pylon patch' area, 11/10/92
600 Digitalis purpurea Foxglove  
649 Galium aparine Cleavers Q2
651 Sambucus nigra Elder Q2
674 Arctium minus Lesser Burdock Q2
676 Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle P3 Q2
683 Centaurea nigra Black Knapweed Q2
688 Picris echioides Bristly Ox-tongue P4
690 Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Q2
698 Taraxacum officinale Dandelion  
705 Hieracium spp. Leafy Hawkweed  
728 Bellis perennis Daisy Q2
729 Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort Q2
732 Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort 04
732 Achillea millefolium Yarrow P4 Q3
735 Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy O4 in grass
736 Tripleurospermum maritimum Scentless Mayweed Q2
740 Senecio vulgaris Groundsel Q2
754 Bidens tripartita Trifid Bur-marigold Q2 Q3
760 Alisma plantago-aquatica Common Water Plantain Q2
760 Alisma lanceolatum Narrow-leaved Water Plantain P5 in Roding just S. of Sewage Works fence 02/07/96
762 Elodea canadensis Canadian Pondweed  
772 Potamogeton trichoides Hair-like Pondweed P4
779 Spirodela polyrhiza Greater Duckweed P3 Q2 Q3, Alders Brook, the prominent Duckweed, 11/08/79
780 Lemna minor Common Duckweed P4 Q2
790 Juncus inflexus Hard Rush P3 Q2; Q3, in rough grass near C.O.L. wall 11/08/79
815 Carex hirta Hairy Sedge  
815 Carex riparia Greater Pond-sedge Q2, by brook, 26/05/11
852 Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-Grass Q2
854 Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's-tail Q2
862 Glyceria maxima Reed Sweet-grass P3 Q2 Q3
864 Arrhenatherum elatius Tall or False Oat-grass Q2
865 Avena fatua Wild-oat Q2, disturbed ground by brook, 26/05/11
868 Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog Q2
895 Hordeum murinum Wall Barley Q2
900 Phragmites australis Common Reed Q2, on east side of brook, 26/05/11
919 Sparganium erectum var. erectum Branched Bur-reed P3 Q2 Q3
921 Typha latifolia Great Reedmace Near Alders Brook, P3 Q2 Q3
945 Narcissus spp. Hybrid Daffodils  
954 Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris By Alders Brook