The Botany of Our Village
Note that this section has yet to be updated, please
bear with us
The soil of the area is mainly chalky and so downland plants are much
in evidence particularly up on the sides of the ancient hill fort of
Old Sarum. There are plenty of other species at the valley bottom and
by the side of the River Avon. There is a protected verge on the main
road between Mill Lane and the church. A fairly uncommon plant, Wild
Clary, has formed a colony there.
This section does not at present provide anything like a complete record
of the Flora of the Parish but merely represents the number of wildflowers
(well over 200) which have been found by one enthusiastic amateur over
the last few years.
The plant lists have been linked to the public footpaths, roadside
verges and other land accessible to anyone. This should make it easy
to add to a walk the interest of finding wildflowers.
To find out what plants you can see on one of the footpaths,
or water meadow select the appropriate
link. Alternatively, if you want to find out where you can see a particular
wild flower select the All places
Note that there is currently a planning dispute
about the access to the watyer meadow and we recommend you do not enter
this area without permission from the owner.