Efford Marsh wildflower meadow

Efford MarshThe grasslands occupy the moderate slopes between the mature woodlands and the wetland habitats on this site.

In the past these areas were grazed fields. Species present are typical of unimproved neutral grassland.

Species include:

  • Common bent
  • Creeping bent
  • Sweet vernal grass
  • Crested dog's tail
  • Carpets of yellow rattle
  • Common spotted orchid (in places)

Wetter flushes in one area provide some diversity including species such as:

  • Soft rush
  • Hard rush
  • Marsh thistle
  • Greater birds-foot trefoil