Plants Recorded in Streatham Cemetery

 

 

By John Hughes and Roy Vickery, South London Botanical Society, Summer 2009

 

 

The recorders were primarily interested in non-cultivated plants, and ignored planted trees, apart fromwhen these appeared to be self-seeding.

Species marked with an *asterisk are believed to have been planted but are surviving untended

 

Achillea millefolium, yarrow

Aegopodium podagraria, ground elder

*Aesculus hippocastanum, horse chestnut

Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard

Anthriscus sylvestris, cow parsley

*Aquilegia vulgaris, columbine

Arabidopsis thaliana, thale cress

Arctium lappa, greater burdock

Arrhenatherum elatius, false oat-grass

Asplenium ruta-muraria, wall rue

Ballota nigra, black horehound

Bellis perennis, daisy

Bryonia dioica, white bryony

 

Calystegia silvatica, large bindweed

Cardamine flexuosa, wavy bitter-cress

Centaurea nigra, knapweed

Centranthus ruber, red valerian

Cerastium fontanum, common mouse-ear

Chenopodium album, fat hen

Circaea lutetiana, enchanter’s nightshade

Cirsium arvense, creeping thistle

Convolvulus arvensis, field bindweed

Coronopus didymus, lesser swine-cress

Coronopus squamatus, swine-cress

 

Dactylis glomerata, cock’s-foot

 

Elytrigia repens, couch

Equisetum arvense, field horsetail

Euphorbia helioscopia, sun spurge

Euphorbia peplus, petty spurge

 

Fraxinus excelsior, ash

Fumaria officinalis, common fumitory

 

Galium aparine, cleavers

Geranium dissectum, cut-leaved crane’s-bill

Geranium molle, dove’s-foot crane’s-bill

Geranium pyrenaicum, hedgerow crane’s-bill

Geranium robertianum, herb robert

*Geranium sanguineum, bloody crane’s-bill

Geum urbanum, herb robert

Glechoma hederacea, ground ivy

 

Hedera helix, ivy

Heracleum sphondylium, hogweed

Holcus lanatus, Yorkshire fog

Hordeum murinum, wall barley

Hypochaeris radicata, cat’s-ear

 

Ilex aquifolium, holly

Lamium album, white deadnettle

Lamium purpureum, red deadnettle

Lapsana communis, nipple-wort

Lathyrus pratensis, meadow vetchling

Lepidium draba, hoary cress

Leucanthemum vulgare, oxeye daisy

Lolium perenne, perennial rye-grass

Lotus corniculatus, bird’s-foot trefoil

 

Malva sylvestris, common mallow

Medicago lupulina, black medick

 

*Nigella damascena, love-in-a-mist

 

Oxalis corniculata, procumbent yellow-sorrel

 

Pentaglottis sempervirens, green alkanet

Persicaria maculosa, redshank

Phyllitis scolopendrium, hart’s-tongue

Plantago lanceolata, ribwort plantain

Plantago major, greater plantain

Polygonum aviculare, knotgrass

Potentilla reptans, creeping cinquefoil

 

Ranunculus acris, meadow buttercup

Ranunculus repens, creeping buttercup

Rubus fruticosus, agg., bramble

Rumex acetosa, common sorrel

Rumex acetosella, sheep’s sorrel

Rumex obtusifolius, broad-leaved dock

 

Sambucus nigra, elder

Sedum acre, biting stonecrop

*Sedum album, white stonecrop

*Sedum rupestre, reflexed stonecrop

*Sedum spurium, Caucasian stonecrop

Senecio jacobaea, ragwort

Senecio vulgaris, groundsel

Solanum dulcamara, bittersweet

Solanum nigrum, black nightshade

Sonchus oleraceus, smooth sow-thistle

Stellaria media, chickweed

 

Taraxacum officinale, agg., dandelion

Tragopogon pratensis, goat’s-beard

Trifolium repens, white clover

 

Urtica dioica, common nettle

 

Veronica arvensis, wall speedwell

Veronica persica, common field-speedwell

Vicia sativa, common vetch

Viola odorata, sweet violet