Bury Wildlife

Bogbean Family (Menyanthaceae) & Periwinkle Family (Apocynaceae)

Bogbean Family (Menyanthaceae)

Menyanthes trifoliata Bogbean21/04/2013B not frequent in GM but found in one location in Bury which may soon be another filled in Pond.

Nymphoides peltata Fringed Water-Lily22/06/2013B Seen often as a escape from garden ponds thius occurs along the line of the old Bury Bolton Canal in Ponds. In Bury seen around Elton Drinkwater Park, and Birtle.

Periwinkle Family (Apocynaceae)

Vinca Major Greater Periwinkle Bn 2011 often a escapee but can survive in sutable location. InBury around Birtle and Elton.

Bindweed Family (Convolvulaceae)

Calystegia sepium Hedge Bindweed17/08/2013B all fairly common field hedge weeds.

Calystegia silvatica Large Bindweed07/09/2013B

Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed30/06/2013B

Nightshade Family (Solanaceae)

Atropa belladonna Deadly Nightshade14/06/2010M This is in one location south manchester and as it name sugests is deadly.

Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet22/06/2013B common in lakes pond and river banks.

Figwort Family (Schophulariaceae)

Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-Leaved Toadflax22/06/2013B a ga.rden escapee fairly common on walls

Digitalis purpurea Foxglove21/04/2013B common.

Euphrasia nemorosa Eyebright10/07/2011B used for eye complaints not uncommon Outwood annd Elton

Linaria purpurea Purple Toadflax11/08/2013B Thius was see nat Waterdale

Linaria repens Pale Toadflax31/08/2013W This was also seen at waterdale but often on Rail siding in Moston

and wigan

Linaria vulgaris Common Toadflax19/07/2009B common on wasteland even in Victorian age.

Mimulus guttatus Monkey flower22/06/2013B another escapee pops up various places in Bury.

Odontites vernus Red Bartsia24/07/2011B weed of waste.

Rhinanthus minor Yellow-Rattle01/06/2013B parasitic plant of grass found on meadows pretty common in Bury.

Scrophularia auriculata Water Figwort10/06/2012B occasional in Bury

Scrophularia nodosa Common Figwort22/06/2013B fairly common in Bury around elton Prestwich.

Verbascum nigrum Dark Mullein25/07/2013M found ashton canal.

Verbascum thapsus Great Mullein13/07/2011B pops up spasmodically in Bury around elton and Outwood.

Veronica beccabunga Brooklime22/06/2013B found anywhere wet

Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell10/06/2012B common weed

Veronica hederifolia Ivy-Leaved Speedwell21/04/2013B common ground weed.

Veronica montana Wood Speedwell09/07/2013T woodland indicater can be found in Bury.

Veronica persica Common Field-Speedwell25/08/2011B common field weed.

Veronica serpyllifolia Thyme-Leaved Speedwell19/06/2011B found on ashton Canal not common in Bury.


Labiate Family (Labiatae)

Ballota nigra Black Horehound20/07/2013W  found on mosses in wigan rare.

Galeopsis speciosa Large-Flowered Hemp-Nettle25/07/2013M found on canal in manchester rare

Galeopsis tetrahit Common Hemp-Nettle20/07/2013B pops up not uncommon.

Glechoma hederacea Ground-Ivy18/04/2011B common weed but smells of mint showing its family.

Lamiastrum galeobdolon Yellow Archangel15/05/2010B woodland plant and early flowering woodland indicator.

Lamiastrum galeobdolon Variagated or Garden Yellow Archangel a Garden escapee that easily hybrids withthe native plant and threatens its existance in some locations.

Lamium album White Dead-Nettle04/06/2012B fairly common on wasteline and verges.

Lamium purpureum Red Dead-Nettle20/07/2013W common on open waste land.

Lycopus europaeus Gypsywort22/06/2013B so called as it was used for a die. Found in ponds and canals common

Lycopus Exaltatus Cut Leaved Gypsywort15/09/2013S found growing in a pond in salford rare originally from east Europe.

Melissa officinalis Balm21/04/2013B escappee from Elton.

Mentha aquatica Water Mint22/06/2013B common water plant.

Mentha arvensis Corn Mint08/08/2013M found wild in south manchester.

Origanum vulgare Wild Marjoram17/08/2013B Possible garden escapee in hinds but grows wild in Derbyshire.

Prunella vulgaris Selfheal14/07/2012B fairly common

Stachys officinalis Betony25/07/2013M . Rare wild plant found in Bolton and Tameside.

Stachys palustris Marsh Woundwort20/07/2013B common water plant in cannals and ponds in Bury.

Stachys sylvaticaHedge Woundwort08/07/2012B common in Bury.

Teucrium scorodonia Wood Sage20/07/2013W found in Wigan rare in GM.

Thymus polytrichus Wild Thyme22/06/2013B found in at least two locations in GM one near the centre of Bury wild.

Scutellaria galericulata Skullcap08/07/2012B commonwater plant in Bury.

Lamium maculatum spotted deadnettle Farnsworth April 2014 Garden escapee ainsworth.