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Appendix of names
Lower plants, lichens and fungi | Higher plants | Invertebrates | Reptiles | Birds | Mammals
Vernacular name Scientific name
LOWER PLANTS, LICHENS AND FUNGI
A wax-cap fungus Hygrocybe species
Chalk comb-moss Ctenidium molluscum
Common smoothcap Atrichum undulatum
Common stinkhorn Phallus impudicus
Crisped neckera Neckera crispa
Donn's grimmia Grimmia donniana
Flat neckera Neckera complanata
Fox-tail feather-moss Thamnobryum alopecurum
Greater fork-moss Dicranum majus
Rambling tail-moss Anomodon viticulosus
Wall scalewort Porella platyphylla
Yellow map lichen Rhizocarpon geographicum
HIGHER PLANTS
Adder's-tongue Ophioglossum vulgatum
Alder Alnus glutinosa
Alpine penny-cress Thlaspi caerulescens
Alternate-leaved golden-saxifrage Chrysosplenium alternifolium
Amphibious bistort Persicaria amphibian
Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Bee orchid Ophrys apifera
Beech Fagus sylvatica
Bell heather Erica cinerea
Betony Stachys officinalis
Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Bitter-vetch Lathyrus linifolius
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Bog asphodel Narthecium ossifragum
Bog pimpernel Anagallis tenella
Bottle sedge Carex rostrata
Bracken Pteridium aquilinum
Bramble Rubus fruticosus
Brittle bladder-fern Cystopteris fragilis
Broad buckler-fern Dryopteris dilatata
Broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine
Broad-leaved pondweed Potamogeton natans
Brown sedge Carex disticha
Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica
Bulbous rush Juncus bulbosus
Carline thistle Carlina vulgaris
Cheddar pink Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Common bent Agrostis capillaris
Common bird's-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Common rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium
Common sorrel Rumex acetosa
Common spike-rush Eleocharis palustris
Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common whitlowgrass Erophila verna
Common yellow-sedge Carex viridula ssp .oedocarpa
Cowslip Primula veris
Crested hair-grass Koeleria macrantha
Cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix
Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis
Devil's-bit scabious Succisa pratensis
Dog's-mercury Mercurialis perennis
Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
Dwarf mouse-ear Cerastium pumilum
Early forget-me-not Myosotis ramosissima
Early purple orchid Orchis mascula
Elder Sambucus nigra
Enchanter's-nightshade Circaea lutetiana
Eyebright Euphrasia officinalis
Fairy flax Linum catharticum
Field maple Acer campestre
Flea sedge Carex pulicaris
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Glaucous sedge Carex flacca
Gorse Ulex europaeus
Greater bird's-foot trefoil Lotus pedunculatus
Greater butterfly orchid Platanthera chlorantha
Green-ribbed sedge Carex binervis
Green-winged orchid Orchis morio
Grey willow Salix cinerea
Guelder-rose Viburnum opulus
Hairy rock-cress Arabis hirsuta
Hairy wood-rush Luzula pilosa
Hard fern Blechnum spicant
Harebell Campanula rotundifolia
Hare's-tail cottongrass Eriophorum vaginatum
Hart's-tongue Phyllitis scolopendrium
Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna
Hazel Corylus avellana
Heath bedstraw Galium saxatile
Heath rush Juncus squarrosus
Heath spotted orchid Dactylorhiza maculata
Heath-grass Danthonia decumbens
Herb Paris Paris quadrifolia
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Hornbeam Carpinus betulus
Intermediate polypody Polypodium interjectum
Kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria
Lady fern Athyrium filix-femina
Lady's bedstraw Galium verum
Large thyme Thymus pulegioides
Lesser meadow-rue Thalictrum minus
Limestone fern Gymnocarpium robertianum
Ling Calluna vulgaris
Madder Rubia peregrina
Maidenhair spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes
Male fern Dryopteris filix-mas
Mare's-tail Hippuris vulgaris
Marsh cudweed Gnaphalium uliginosum
Marsh thistle Cirsium palustre
Marsh marigold Caltha palustris
Meadow oat-grass Helictotrichon pratense
Meadow saffron Colchicum autumnale
Meadow vetchling Lathyrus pratensis
Monk's-hood Aconitum napellus
Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina
Musk thistle Carduus nutans
Nettle-leaved bellflower Campanula trachelium
Opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Pedunculate oak Quercus robur
Pignut Conopodium majus
Pill sedge Carex pilulifera
Plougman's-spikenard Inula conyzae
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Purple gromwell Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum
Purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea
Pyramidal orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis
Quaking-grass Briza media
Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi
Ramsons Allium ursinum
Rough hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Rue-leaved saxifrage Saxifraga tridactylites
Rustyback Ceterach officinarum
Salad burnet Sanguisorba minor
Sanicle Sanicula europaea
Sea campion Silene uniflora
Sea stork's-bill Erodium maritimum
Sheep's-fescue Festuca ovina
Slender bedstraw Galium pumilum
Small scabious Scabiosa columbaria
Small-leaved lime Tilia cordata
Soft shield-fern Polystichum setiferum
Soft-rush Juncus effusus
Solomon's-seal Polygonatum multiflorum
Sorbus anglica Sorbus anglica
Spindle Euonymus europaeus
Spring cinquefoil Potentilla neumanniana
Spring sandwort Minuartia verna
Spring sedge Carex caryophyllea
Spurge-laurel Daphne laureola
Square-stalked St John's-wort Hypericum tetrapterum
Squinancywort Asperula cynanchica
Star sedge Carex echinata
Starved wood-sedge Carex depauperata
Stinking Hellebore Helleborus foetidus
Sweet vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Toad rush Juncus bufonius
Toothwort Lathraea squamaria
Tormentil Potentilla erecta
Tufted hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa
Upright brome Bromopsis erecta
Wall-rue Asplenium ruta-muraria
Wall lettuce Mycelis muralis
Water avens Geum rivale
Water horsetail Equisetum fluviatile
Water-plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica
Water-starwort Callitriche species
Wavy hair-grass Deschampsia flexuosa
Wayfaring-tree Viburnum lantana
Western gorse Ulex gallii
Whitebeam Sorbus species
Wild angelica Angelica sylvestris
Wild cherry Prunus avium
Wild daffodil Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Wild marjoram Origanum vulgare
Wild privet Ligustrum vulgare
Wild service-tree Sorbus torminalis
Wild thyme Thymus polytrichus
Wood anemone Anemone nemorosa
Wood sage Teucrium scorodonia
Wood sedge Carex sylvatica
Wood spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides
Wood vetch Vicia sylvatica
Woolly thistle Cirsium eriophorum
Yellow archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Yellow oat-grass Trisetum flavescens
Yellow-rattle Rhinanthus minor
Yew Taxus baccata
INVERTEBRATES
Adonis blue Lysandra bellargus
Ash-black slug Limax cinereoniger
Banded demoiselle Calopteryx splendens
Beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Brown argus Aricia agestis
Cinnabar moth Tyria jacobaea
Common blue Polyommatus icarus
Dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja
Emperor moth Saturnia pavonia
Green hairstreak Callophrys rubi
High brown fritillary Argynnis edippe
Marbled white Melanargia galathea
Purple hairstreak Quercusia quercus
Silver-studded blue Plebejus argus
Silver-washed fritillary Argynnis paphia
White-letter hairstreak Strymonidia w-album
Yellow meadow-ant Lasius flavus
REPTILES
Adder Vipera berus
Common lizard Lacerta vivipara
Grass snake Natrix natrix
BIRDS
Barn owl Tyto alba
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Buzzard Buteo buteo
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Dipper Cinclus cinclus
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Great spotted-woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Green woodpecker Picus viridis
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Meadow pipit Anthus pratensis
Nuthatch Sitta europaea
Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus
Raven Corvus corax
Skylark Alauda arvensis
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Swallow Hirundo rustica
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
MAMMALS
Badger Meles meles
Common dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius
Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii
Greater Horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Lesser Horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros
Muntjac Muntiacus reevesii
Roe deer Capreolus capreolus
Wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus
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