Bury Wildlife

Daisy Family (Compositeae)

Achillea millefolium Yarrow21/04/2013B common in Bury.

Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort06/08/2013B was used to make snuff it is common in Bury

Arctium minus Lesser Burdock08/07/2012B Roots can be used to flavour drinks common but sporadic in Bury

Artemisia afra Mugwort22/06/2013B Used as a stringent common.

Bellis perennis Daisy22/06/2013B Common

Bidens cernua Nodding Bur-Marigold18/08/2011B likes wet common in Bury has serated leaves

Bidens connata London Bur-Marigold10/08/2013T brought  to GMC by canal thse were found in Hyde. Florets are disca and leaves generally simple.

Bidens tripartita Trifid Bur-Marigold28/07/2011B leaved on this are not simple or serated common if spoardic in Bury

Aster amellus European Michaelmas-daisy18/08/2011B common garden escapee

Carlina vulgaris Carline Thistle30/06/2013Bn Rare in GM likes lime soil threse are from Bolton.

Centaurea cyanus Cornflower21/08/2012B these a pop up on new disturbed ground and wild seed mixes.

Centaurea montana Perennial Cornflower22/06/2013B garden escape these are from elton

Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed24/06/2012B very common

Centaurea scabiosa Greater Knapweed20/07/2013B these were found in Prestwich poss from seed mix

Cichorium intybus Chicory05/08/2013S these were found on the mersey and they alsoi exist in bolton.


Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle22/06/2013B common

Cirsium palustre Marsh Thistle22/06/2013B common

Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle30/05/2010B common

Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle, Scotch thistlle rare this is from Salford

Crepis vesicaria Beaked Hawk's-Beard21/06/2010B spasmodic this was  found in Prestwich

Crepis biennis Rough Hawk's-beard

Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawk's-beard)

Conyza canadensis Canadian Fleabane03/08/2013Sal common weed ofd waste

Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp-Agrimony22/06/2013B fairly common inthe Canal.

Erigeron acer Blue Fleabane09/07/2013M found in South Manchester rare.

Filago vulgaris Common Cudweed20/07/2013B

PLOUGHMAN'S SPIKENARD Inula conyzae Carrington 2014 rare in GM

Picris hieracioides Hawkweed Oxtongue. Carrington 2014 Very Rare in GM

Hypochaeris radicata Cat's-Ear22/06/2013B not uncommon in Bury

Galinsoga parviflor Gallant Soldier20/07/2013B found onpavements in Prestwich

Glebionis segetum Corn Marigold22/06/2013B often in wild flower seed found Warth Fold.

Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed25/08/2011B Weed of wasteland.

Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce03/08/2013M found in Prestwich

Lapsana communis Nipplewort30/06/2013B common.

Leontodon autumnalis Autumn Hawkbit04/08/2012O common Elton

Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy21/04/2013B common in certain areas Elton and Prestwich

Matricaria discoidea Pineappleweed22/06/2013B comon weed

Mycelis muralis Wall Lettuce27/08/2013B found on Elton Dam

Petasites hybridus Butterbur21/04/2013B common spring flower.

Pilosella aurantiaca Fox-And-Cubs22/06/2013B Garden Escape found in Elton Area.

Pilosella officinarum Mouse-Ear-Hawkweed09/07/2013M Not common found in Elton area

Pulicaria dysenterica Common Fleabane01/08/2013B found in Waterdale area Prestwich.

Senecio aquaticus Marsh Ragwort03/07/2010B found Ramsbottom

Senecio erucifolius Hoary Ragwort22/06/2013B not uncommon in Bury

Senecio jacobaea  Common Ragwort30/06/2013B poisionous weed.

Senecio squalidus Oxford Ragwort08/08/2013B found in Prestwich found sasmodically and spread from an Oxford garden by steam trainso

Senecio sylvaticus Heath Groundsel20/07/2013W . Rare in GM. These were found in Wigan Mosses

Senecio vulgaris Groundsel22/06/2013B common weed


Solidago canadensis Canadian Goldenrod20/07/2013B garden escapee wellestablished

Solidago virgaurea Goldenrod10/08/2013T less frequent but found in Bury

Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-Thistle22/06/2013B common

Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-Thistle07/05/2011B common

Tanacetum parthenium Feverfew28/08/2011B aromatic herb that pops up.

Tanacetum vulgare Tansy22/06/2013B found i Bury not uncommon.

Tragopogon pratensis  Goat's-Beard 20/07/2013B plant of waste

Tripleurospermum inodorum Scentless Mayweed22/06/2013B weed of waste

Tripleurospermum maritimum Sea Mayweed20/07/2013B seaside plant brought in on shell ballast Prestwich

Tussilago farfara Colt's-Foot21/02/2013B spring flower commn

Taraxacum sect (Dandelion) This is a Genus or family f plants with scores of species very difficul t seperate.