Wyndrush Pastures

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The harvested fields at Wyndrush Pastures SSSI are two superb wildflower meadows. A world apart from the green fields covering much of the local countryside, here you can soak up the colours of dozens of plants: zigzag clover, betony, rough hawkbit, yellow rattle, early marsh orchid, yellow oat grass, devil’s bit scabious, bird’s foot trefoil….

We harvest seed from here in August and this bag will contain some of these species, together with others from the list below. It would be especially suitable for meadow restoration projects on neutral to slightly acidic soils, where soil fertility has dropped but wildflowers have yet to appear in strength.

Wildflowers

Yarrow
Sneezewort
Bugle
Cuckoo-flower
Common Knapweed
Common Spotted-orchid
Southern Marsh-orchid
Early Marsh-orchid
Meadowsweet
Common Marsh-bedstraw
Cat’s-ear
Meadow Vetchling
Rough Hawkbit
Oxeye Daisy
Common Birdsfoot-trefoil
Greater Birdsfoot-trefoil
Ragged-Robin
Ribwort Plaintain
Creeping Cinquefoil
Selfheal
Common Fleabane
Meadow Buttercup
Bulbous Buttercup
Lesser Spearwort
Creeping Buttercup
Yellow-rattle
Common Sorrel
Betony
Lesser Stitchwort
Dandelion
Zigzag Clover
Red Clover
White Clover
Germander Speedwell
Tufted Vetch

Grasses

Marsh Foxtail
Meadow Foxtail
Common Bent
Sweet Vernal-grass
Crested Dog’s-tail
Cock’s-foot
Red Fescue
Downy Oat Grass
Yorkshire-fog
Smooth Meadow-grass
Rough Meadow-grass
Yellow Oat-grass

Rushes & sedges

Spring Sedge
Glaucous Sedge
Pale Sedge
Carnation Sedge
Field Wood-rush