Bury Wildlife

Borage Family (Boraginaceae)

Echium vulgare Viper's-bugloss20/07/2013B Often in seed mixes this was found in Prestwich

Lithospermum officinale Common Gromwell09/07/2013T These were found in Hyde.

Myosotis arvensis Field Forget-Me-Not21/04/2013B Often a garden escapee common in Bury

Myosotis scorpioides Water Forget-Me-Not03/07/2010B Always near ponds canals etc fairly common in Bury

Myosotis sylvatica Wood Forget me not april 2014B Not uncommon in Bury

Pentaglottis sempervirens Green Alkanet06/06/2011B Found in Prestwich

Symphytum officinale Common Comfrey25/04/2011B Very common on waste land

Symphytum officinale x asperum = S. x uplandicum Russian Comfrey22/06/2013B common on wastwe land.

Pulmonaria officinalis Lungwort April 14 B Garde escapee particularly if the leaves are variagated.

Borago officinalis Borage found on open land always near habiation. These wee found Phillips Park and East Didsbury.

Broomrape Family (Orabanchaceae) &Plantain Family (Plantaginaceae)

Lathraea squamaria, the common toothwort 01.04.14 S These are a parasitic plant. his is a native and very rare in GM. A sign of old woodland this was found in a park in Stockport.

Lathraea clandestina (purple toothwort) 20.01.14 M This is another parasistic plant from Europe. It grows in one location in GM. This was taken in Lancs.  

Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain21/04/2013B common

Plantago major Greater Plantain30/06/2013B common

Bellflower Family (Campanulaceae)

Campanula rotundifolia Harebell01/08/2010B These occur around Elton and Ainsworth.

Campanula trachelium,Nettle-leaved Bellflower 21.07.11 bn This appeared fior one year at Moses Gate

Campanula glomerata Clustered Bellflower 2011 B This was found at Burrs

Campanula rapunculoides creeping bellflower 2011 Bn Found at Moses Gate

Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)

Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle22/06/2013B Common in Bury

Viburnum opulus Guelder-Rose 22/10/2011B found around Elton

Leycesteria formosa Himalayan honeysuckle wigan 2014

Valerian Family (Valerianaceae) & Moschatel Family (Adoxaceae)

Valerian Family (Valerianaceae)

Valeriana officinalis Common Valerian03/07/2010B  found in a few areas in Bury Including Unsworth, Ramsbotton and Cheesden.

Centranthus Ruber Red Valerian 10.08.10 T Garden Escape these are from Woodley on the Canal.

Valerianella rimosa Broad-Fruited Cornsalad18/04/2011B found in Bury


Moschatel Family (Adoxaceae)

Adoxa moschatellina Moschatel06/06/2013S These are rare in GMC. Historical records exist for Bury around the Clifton Aqueduct. It still exists in GM along the Mersey Valley in Isolated patches and in Salford. Always in Ancient wood.

Bedstraw Family (Rubiaceae)

Galium aparine Cleavers21/04/2013B common hedge weed

Galium mollugo Hedge Bedstra w21/08/2012B fairly common in bury

Galium odoratum Woodruff08/05/2011B found at Radcliffe Cemetry.

Galium palustre Marsh-bedstraw22/06/2013B found in Bury Bolton Canal.

Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw20/07/2013B found along old Railway in Bury and in Prestwich on shell ballast

Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw 12.06.10 T Also found in Bury

Dipsacus fullonum Teasel22.06.2013B plant of waste and used in woolspinning machine not uncommon in Bury.

Knautia arvensis Field Scabious10.07.2013R This was found in Heywood Centre on waste ground.

Scabiosa columbaria Small Scabious21.08.2012B these like lime and are found in Bury along the Railway line/Bike Track and Elton in very small numbers but elsewhere in GMC.

Succisa pratensis Devil's-Bit Scabious21.08.2012B so called because it was thought no plant with such a small root could be so beatiful. Common if local in Bury in Grassland

Dipsacus laciniatus, cut-leaved teasel carrington rare

Teasel Family (Dipsaceae)