Mountsorrel Granite Way verge
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Total species seen at this site: 28
This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council urban verges trial. It was surveyed in 2020 by NatureSpot volunteers.
The survey found a reasonable diversity of plant species, including Goatsbeard, Common Catsear and Small-flowered Cranesbill. Buckshorn Plantain was found along the road margin - this is a coastal plant which is now widely established inland along salted roads. Numerous Prunus spinosa suckers were noted emerging in the NW section. The survey excluded the separate narrow strip next to road.
Floral diversity: 26 species
LWS Indicator species: 0
Habitat Quality: Poor/Medium
Note: the images and species records below may come from adjacent land if the grid reference for these submitted records overlaps the verge boundary.
Mowing of the verge will stop between April and August to allow the wildflowers and grasses to grow and flower. At the end of the season, the vegetation will be cut and then removed to limit nutrient build-up in the soil which encourages a wider range of species to thrive.
More records of wildlife seen on this verge would be welcomed! Please use the Submit Records form to let us know of your wildlife sightings.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Yarrow||Achillea millefolium||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Cow Parsley||Anthriscus sylvestris||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Daisy||Bellis perennis||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Common Mouse-ear||Cerastium fontanum||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Creeping Thistle||Cirsium arvense||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Spear Thistle||Cirsium vulgare||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Beaked Hawk's-beard||Crepis vesicaria||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Cut-leaved Crane's-bill||Geranium dissectum||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Hogweed||Heracleum sphondylium||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Common Cat's-ear||Hypochaeris radicata||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Common Mallow||Malva sylvestris||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Buck's-horn Plantain||Plantago coronopus||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Ribwort Plantain||Plantago lanceolata||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Greater Plantain||Plantago major||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|
|Creeping Buttercup||Ranunculus repens||21/06/2020||cesca beamish|