Water Plants

On a recent staff training day to identify the plants growing around the Reserve, we were delighted to note the following list of water plants, including some rare species.

Common Name Latin Name
Round fruited Rush Juncus compressus
Soft Rush Juncus effusus
Jointed Rush Juncus articulatus
Hard rush Juncus inflexus
Spiked Rush Eleocharis palustris
Hairy sedge Carex hirta
Marsh Fox Tail Alopecurus geniculatus
Meadow Fox Tail Alopecurus pratensis
Orange Fox Tail (on rare plant register) Alopecurus aequalis
Marsh Bedstraw Galium palustre
Forget me not – water and tufted variety Myosotis scorpioides and Myosotis laxa
Great Willow Herb Epilobium hirsutum
Hairy Willow Herb Epilobium Hirstutum
Water mint Mentha aquatica
Bur Marigold Bidens aurea
Nodding bur marigold Bidens cernua
triffid bur marigold Bidens tripartita
Sea club rush Bolboschoenus maritimus
Bulrush Typha latifolia
Grey bulrush Scrophularia auriculata
Golden Dock Rumex maritimus
Clustered Dock Rumex conglomeratus
Water Chick weed Myosoton aquaticum
Bur reed Sparganium emersum
Lesser Reed Mace Typha angustifolia
Common Reed Mace Typha latifolia
Phragmites Phragmites-communi
Redshank Persicaria maculosa
Red goose foot Chenopodium rubrum
Potentilla (silver weed) Potentilla anserina
Mudwort Limosella aquatica
Pearlwort Sagina procumbens
False fox sedge Carex otrubae
Water plantain Alisma lanceolatum
Water violet Hottonia palustris
Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea
Toad Rush Juncus bufonius agg
Marsh Cudweed Gnaphalium uliginosum
Non Stinking Mayweed Tripleurospermum inodorum
Marsh Yellow Cress Rorippa palustris
New Zealand Stone crop Crassula helmsii
Smooth Tare Vicia tetrasperma