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Billacombe Green wildflower meadow

Billacombe GreenBillacombe Green is a species-rich field of neutral grassland with the most abundant grass species being:

  • Yellow oat-grass
  • Red fescue
  • Cock's-foot
  • False oat-grass

Billacombe Green was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because it supports the nationally rare field eryngo.

Species include:

  • Yellow rattle
  • Bird's foot trefoil
  • Common knapweed
  • Burnet saxifrage
  • Field scabious
  • Yarrow
  • Ribwort plantain
  • Red clover
  • Lady's bedstraw
  • Common restharrow

Occasional species include:

  • Wild carrot
  • Ox-eye daisy
  • Bulbous buttercup
  • Field bindweed

This is one of the best wild flower meadows in the city and has been well managed for decades.