Caeau Rhyd-y-mwyn, Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire

Hares and harebells are in the meadows on these quiet hills east of Llanybydder. There is a spectacular abundance of yellow rattle and eyebright – both ideal species for early-stage restoration projects. Red clover is also abundant in this bumble-bee friendly mixture for acid-neutral soils, and other species such as pignut and southern marsh orchid enrich parts of the fields. The fine-leaved grasses such as red fescue and common bent would be ideal for creating a basic meadow over bare ground. Species listed in bold are usually prevalent in the mix.

Autumn Hawkbit
Beaked Hawksbeard
Cat’s-ear
Changing Forget-me-not
Cock’s-foot
Common Bent Grass
Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil
Common Mouse-ear
Common Sorrel
Crested Dog’s-tail
Cuckoo Flower
Dandelion
Eyebright
Field Woodrush
Germander Speedwell
Harebell
a Hawkweed
Lesser Knapweed
Lesser Trefoil
Marsh Thistle
Meadow Buttercup
Pignut
Red Clover
Red Fescue
Ribwort Plantain
Self-heal
Sheep’s Sorrel
Slender Parsley Piert
Southern Marsh Orchid
Spreading Meadow Grass
Sticky Mouse-ear
Sweet Vernal Grass
Tormentil
Trailing Tormentil
White Clover
Yarrow
Yellow Rattle
Yorkshire Fog