Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon

18 miles and 180 billion pebbles


Hamm Beach - Plant list
Introduction Formation Recreation Designations Chesil Beach

Common name

Species

N

S

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium



Creeping bent

Agrostris stolonifera



Early hair-grass

Aira praecox



Rosy garlic

Allium roseum



Crow garlic

Allium vineale



Maram

Ammophila arenaria



Cow parsley

Anthriscus sylvestris



Kidney vetch

Anthyllis vulneraria



Thrift

Ameria maritima



Slender parsley-piert

Aphanes microcarpa



Thyme-leaved sandwort

Arenaria serpyllifora



False oat-grass

Arrhenatherum elatius



Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium



Sea aster

Aster tripolium



Sea purslane

Atriplex portulacoides



Spear-leaved orache

Atriplex prostrata



Daisy

Bellis perennis



Sea beet

Beta vulgaris ssp maritima



Black mustard

Brassica nigra



Soft brome

Bromus hordeaceous-ferronii



Shepherd's purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris



Slender thistle

Carduus tenuiflorus



Sand sedge

Carex arenaria



Distant sedge

Carex distans



Darnel's grass

Catapodium marinum



Common knapweed

Centauria nigra



Common mouse-ear

Cerastium fontanum



Sea mouse-ear

Cerastium diffusum



Sticky mouse-ear

Cerastium glomeratum



Creeping thistle

Cirsium arvense



Spear thistle

Cirsium vulgare



Danish scurvygrass

Cochlearia danica



Common scurvygrass

Cochlearia officinalis



Canadian fleabane

Conyza canadensis



Hemlock

Conium maculatum



Smooth hawksbeard

Crepis capillaris



Samphire

Crithmum maritimum



Cocksfoot

Dactylis glomerata



Wild carrot

Daucus carota



Perennial wall-rocket

Diplotaxis tenuifolia



Teasel

Dipsacus fullonum



Sea couch

Elytrigia atherica



Common couch

Elytrigia repens



Common stork's-bill

Erodium cicutarium



Whitlow grass

Erophila verna agg.



Sea holly

Eryngium maritimum



Sun spurge

Euphorbia helioscopia



Portland spurge

Euphorbia portlandica



Red fescue

Festuca rubra



Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare



Cleavers

Galium aparine



Lady's bedstraw

Galium verum



Cut-leaved crane's-bill

Geranium dissectum



Dove's-foot crane's-bill

Geranium molle



Shining crane's-bill

Geranium lucidum



Ivy

Hedera helix



Hogweed

Heracleum sphondylium



Common velvet grass

Holcus lanatus



Sea sandwort

Honckenya peploides



Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta



Spanish bluebell

Hyacinthoides hispanica



Common cat's-ear

Hypochaeris radicata



Stinking iris

Iris foetidissima



Saltmarch rush

Juncus gerardii



Crested hair-grass

Koeleria macrantha



Prickly lettuce

Lactus serriola



Red dead-nettle

Lamium purpureum



Hoary cress

Lapidium draba



Tree mallow

Lavatera arborea



Autumn hawkbit

Leontodon autumnalis



Rough hawkbit

Leontodon hispidus



Oxeye daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare



Common toadflax

Linaria vulgaris



Wild privet

Lingustrum vulgare



A rock sea-lavender

Limonium dodartiforme



A rock sea-lavender

Limonium recurvum ssp portlandica



Pale flax

Linum bienne



Bird's-foot-trefoil

Lotus corniculatus



Common mallow

Malva sylvestris



Tall melilot

Melilotus altissimus



Garden grape-hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum



Restharrow

Ononis repens



Carrot broomrape

Orobanche minor var maritima



Yarrow broomrape

Orabanche purpurea



Wild parsnip

Pastinaca sativa



Reed canary-grass

Phalaris arundinacea



Bristly oxtongue

Picris echioides



Buck's-horn plantain

Plantago coronopus



Ribwort plantain

Planago lanceolata



Sea plantain

Plantago maritima



Annual meadow grass

Poa annua



Creeping cinquefoil

Potentilla reptans



Common reed

Phragmites australis



Bulbous buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosa



Lesser celandine

Ranunculus ficaria



Creeping buttercup

Ranunculus repens



Sea radish

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp maritimum



Yellow-rattle

Rhinanthus minor



Blackberry

Rubus fruticosus agg.



Sheep's sorrel

Rumex acetosella



Common sorrel

Rumex acetosa



Curled dock

Rumex crispus



Annual pearlwort

Sagina apetala



Sea pearlwort

Sagina maritima



Meadow clary

Salvia pratensis



Soapwort

Saponaria officinalis



Fingered saxifrage

Saxifraga tridactylites



Biting stonecrop

Sedum acre



Ragwort

Senecio jacobaea



Oxford ragwort

Senecio squalidus



Groundsel

Senecio vulgaris



Sea campion

Silene maritima



Alexanders

Smyrnium olusatrum



Woody nightshade

Solanum dulcamara



Perennial sow-thistle

Sonchus arvensis



Smooth sow-thistle

Sonchus oleraceus



Greater sea-spurrey

Spergularia media



Shrubby sea-blight

Suaeda fruticosa



Dandelion

Taraxcum agg.



Wild thyme

Thymus polytrichus



Red clover

Trifolium pratense



White clover

Trifolium repens



Rough clover

Trifolium scabrum



Sea mayweed

Tripleurospermum maritimum



Western gorse

Ulex gallii



Stinging nettle

Urtica dioica



Common vetch

Vicia sativa ssp nigra



Abundance Key

Location key

Red - Abundant

N - Hamm Beach north

Orange - Scarce

S - Hamm Beach south

Blue - Not found


Black - No data


The information presented here has been derived from the following sources:

Randall,R.E. Portland Harbour shore: Chesil and the Fleet cSAC (establishment of habitat type). CR0231. Report to DETR. July 2000.

And from personal observation by the Fleet volunteers.