Ancient Woodland Indicator Species

Who doesn’t love a good woodland? The indicator species for ancient woodland can vary according to the part of the country you’re in, but here is just an overview of some that I’ve stumbled across!

wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

primrose (Primula vulgaris)

lords-and-ladies (Arum maculatum)

enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)

wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonaricissus)

dog’s mercury (Mercurialis perennis)

wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

herb paris (Paris quadrifolia)

moschatel (Adoxa mochatellina)

bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)