Adur Memorial Ground
Addenda 2018

Adur Nature 2018

Sussex Wild Flora
Wild Flora on Chalk  on  flickr

Known as Adur Recreation Ground (colloquial)
Reclaimed intertidal Scurvy Bank (deposited soil on geological maps)


28 June 2018

Seeded Wild Patch
Adur Recreation Ground

What a difference a few days make: on the small seeded patch the orange poppies were now accompanied by frequent blue and purple flowers. Identifiable blooms recorded on this parched patch on Adur Recreation Ground in order of prominence were California Poppy Eschscholzia californica, Mugwort, Purple Bugloss Echium plantagineum, Borage, Oriental Poppies Papaver pseudoorientale, and fancy-coloured Cornflowers, at least one Purple Tansy Phacelia tanacetifolia, with scattered plants of unknown identity with one scarlet Zinnia flower.

Purple Bugloss, Echium plantagineum

Oriental Poppies, Marsh Woundwort, Purple Tansy
Corn Cockle

Grasses dominated the wilder more back to nature areas where noted blooms in prominence in order of prevalence were Common Mallow, Field Bindweed, Marsh Woundwort, Burdock, Spear Thistles, Bristly Ox-tongue and no more than occasional occurrences of Viper's Bugloss, Corn Cockle, Corn Marigold, Scented Mayweed, Greater Willowherb, more Oriental Poppies and Sow Thistles. The visit was cursory in the warm sunshine and I did not take notes.

23 June 2018

Seeded Wild Patch
Adur Recreation Ground

California Poppy

On  the southern edge of a parched  Adur Recreation Ground there was a confirmed Welted Thistle near Little Norfolk Bridge taking the road over the Flood Arches. It looks like the long grass meadows have been seeded with semi-natural plants especially the California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, and an unidentified blue flower.

Purple Bugloss, Echium plantagineum.

16 June 2018

  Black Medick, Common Mallow, Oriental Poppy (Papaver pseudoorientale)
White Clover and Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris, Fumitory
Adur Recreation Ground

Blustered about terribly in the breeze (Force 5) it proved too tricky to capture a publishable photograph of my first Large Skipper of the year visiting White Clover amongst the long grasses at the Flood Arches end of Adur Recreation Ground. The grasses were  blowing about much too much and I could not get a clear shot. Fumitory was then spotted hidden amongst the long grasses. Swaying in the wind the crimson of the Oriental Poppies, Papaver pseudoorientale, and a large spike of Viper's Bugloss, a single confirmed Slender Thistle, the purple Common Mallow,  and the yellow of Bristly Ox-tongue were larger and more noticeable.


Pre-Solstice Wild Flower Reports 2018

Wild Flowers 2018

Wild Flower Reports 2017

Adur Nature Reports 2018

Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea (List)


Sussex Wild Flora


Comparative Plant Ecology (book)
Interactive Flora of the British Isles: DVD ROM

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