Bury Wildlife

Water Plantain Family (Alismataceae)

Alisma plantago-aquatica Water-Plantain22/06/2013B common around ponds seen Elton and accross Bury.

Luronium natans Floating Water-Plantain01/08/2013R Internationally protected plant. Very rare. Originates in lakes in places like Wales was moved around by canal boats. Before Captain Birdseye and pleasure craft arrived to reopen canal this could be found in many accross GM but not in Bury. Now restricted and decreasing. This photo was of a new site in GM last year.

Sagittaria latifolia Duck-Potato02/07/2013Bn This was found growing wild in one location innorth GM. Originally from USA.

Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead09/07/2013T fairly common in south Manchester exists on the borders of Bury.

Flowering Rush Family (Butomaceae) &

Frogbit Family (Hydrocharitaceae)

Butomus umbellatus Flowering rush 09.08/13 T not common found south manchester

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Frogbit22/06/2013B Rare but in the Bury Canal and Drinkwater park

Stratiotes aloides Water-Soldier21/04/2013B native of East Anglia. Another plant moved by victorian barges. Enemic in Bury Canal and near its old route in Drinkwater Park. Rare

Elodea canadensis Canadian Waterweed29/05/2011B invasive pest

Lilly Family (Lilaceae)

Allium ursinum Ramsons21/04/2013B found in woods all over including Burrs Mere Clough and Redisher Woods

Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon's-Seal30/06/2013B found Prestwich Churchyard and Ainsworth

Cultivated Daffodil Narcisus Ag Mere Clough Feb 2014 common

Alium Gigantium Ainsworth June  2014 Escapee from garden

Allium schoenoprasum Chive S 01.04.14 found on a bank in didsbury

Narthecium ossifragum,bog or Lancashire asphodel, rare in GM Rochdale 2014

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus Prestwich Clough as seen by Buxton

Muscari Grape Hyacinth common garden escape in bury.

Iris Family (Iridaceae)

Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris04/06/2012B fairly comon in bury

Iris sibirica Siberian Iris08/05/2011B garden escapee wild at elton

Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop15/01/2009B often planted and gone wild ainsworth church.

Hyacinthoides hispanica Spanish Bluebell25/04/2011B garden escapee that hybridises with the native bluebell.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell02/06/2013B the UK is the worldhome of this woodland plants

sisyrinchium bermudiana American Blue-Eyed-Grass24/06/2012B lime lving and rare around elton

Scilla forbesii Glory-of-the-snow28/03/2009Bn from bolton gone wild

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora monbretia garden escape common

Arum maculatum Lords-And-Ladies22/06/2013B

Lysichiton americanus American Skunk-Cabbage21/04/2013B

Arum italicum Italian lords-and-ladies 01.04.14 stockport

Sweet Flag Acorus calamus 2011B

Arum Family (Araceae)

Limnanthaceae & Bur Reed Family (Sparganiaceae)

Reedmace Family (Typhaceae ), Gunneraceae, & Phacelia families.

Limnanthes douglasii Meadow-Foam18/06/2009B

Sparganium emersum Unbranched Bur-Reed01/08/2013B

Sparganium erectum Branched Bur-Reed22/06/2013B

Typha latifolia Bulrush21/04/2013B

Gunnera tinctoria Giant-rhubarb17/08/2013R

Phacelia tanacetifolia Scorpion flower17/07/2011B