Bury Wildlife

Rose Family (Rosaceae)


Ajuga Alchemilla mollis Garden Lady's-mantle17/08/2013B  fairly common on waste other variaties common in Bury

Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony 30.06.2013Bn These were found at Moses Gate not found in Bury to date.

Potentilla palustris Marsh Cinquefoil22/06/2013B Found in Ponds around Rascliffe.

Filipendula purpurea Meadowsweet22/06/2013B Common in damp meadows Bury

Potentilla anserina Silverweed22/06/2013B Common

Potentilla erecta Tormentil14/07/2012B Fairly Common Bury

Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil14/07/2012B Fairly common Bury

Geum urbanum Wood Avens23/06/2012B Common in Bury a plant of woods.

Rosa arvensis Field-rose30/06/2013Bn These were taken in Bolton but occur in Bury.

Rosa canina Dog-rose22/06/2013B Fairly common in Hedges in Bury

Rosa rugosa Japanese Rose09/07/2013M  Fairly Common in Bury

Geum rivale Water Avens29/05/2012B Can be a garden plant but Native. Not common found in a ditch Holcombe Old Road.

Barren strawberry Potentilla sterilis 17.04.11 St Not common found in Compstall

Fragaria ananassa Garden Strawberry19/05/2012B Pops up in Bury.

Fragaria vesca Wild Strawberry27/08/2011B Pops up in Bury often in Woods.

Rubus idaeus Raspberry22/06/2013B Common.

Rubus laciniatus Bramble03/08/2013T  Very common many different species need detailed examination to ID

Rubus tricolor Chinese Bramble17/08/2013B Ornamental gone wild. Dound Buckly Wells Bury

Sanguisorba minor Salad Burnet25/04/2011B Small lime loving plant found in Prestwich and the old Railway Elton  

Ivy Family (Araliaceae) & Sundew Family (Droseraceae)

Hedera helixIvy21/04/2013B common around Bury and this plant provides nectar late in the year for insects.

Drosera rotundifolia Round-Leaved Sundew20/07/2013W This is  uncommon but exists on mosses in parts of Greater Manchester . It is carniverous and feeds on insects. In the past Buxton in the 1840s found other members of this family in Great and Oblong Sundew. The mosses where these exist are not in Bury but in the west of GM. These mosslands are prime habutat that is under severe threat from reclamation for agriculture over the years, peat extraction for gardens, and pollution. Even if the remants of these mosslands get some protection the agricultural drainge on surrounding land reduce the local water level and leads to them drying out. They are some of the best sites for plants in GM.

clifton country arboretum Persian Ivy Hedera colch

Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Tellima grandiflora Fringecups21/04/2013B This is a garden escapee, It infests stream courses around Bury in Ainsworth Preswich and Burrs. This picture is a close up on a very small flower, which questions its use even as a garden plant.

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium Opposite-Leaved Golden-Saxifrage06/06/2013S. This is the more common version of this species. It occurs in moist areas of woods and river banks throughout Bury flowering with a delicate flower early in Spring. It has a much rarer brother called Alternate Leaved Golden Saxifrage. Records recent and histrocal exist fir this exist in Bury. Buxton found this in Mere Clough. Still to be found.  

axifraga x urbinum london pride  ainsworth often a garden escape.


Stonecrop Family (Crassulaceae)

Crassula helmsii New Zealand Pigmyweed 29.08.2013B An invasive weed fairly common.

Sedum acreBiting Stonecrop18/06/2009B Garden escapee and opportunist roofs wasreland here at Elton.

Sedum rupestre Rock Stonecrop17/08/2013R Another escapee and opportunist found on a roof at Summit Rochdale.

Sedum album white Stonecrop B 20.08.13B found Summerseat and the locks on the Manchester Ship Canal.