Wellhurst Wood

Field meeting reports

Meeting date: 30 June 2001

(Leader: Margaret Hanton)

Adjoining Staplecross village, Wellhurst Wood is a mixed woodland with damp rides, marshy areas and acid heath. Oreopteris limbosperma (Lemon-scented Fern) was common for many yards along one particular ride, as was Hydrocotyle vulgaris (Marsh Pennywort), Carex laevigata (Smooth-stalked Sedge) and C.binervis (Green-ribbed Sedge). In the boggy area by the stream grew Viola palustris (Marsh Violet), Carex pseudocyperus (Cyperus Sedge) and many tall spikes of Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common Spotted Orchid).