Milford On Sea

Wildflower Appreciation

Status:Active, open to new members
Group email: Wildflower Appreciation group
When: Occasional by arrangement
Venue: Meets Outside

This is an informal group, meeting on occasional days Spring to Autumn, for everyone interested in discovering the names of the many different wild flowers in and around Milford.

Please note that we are interested amateurs, not botanists!

Next session: please contact the Group Contact person to find out if another walk is being planned.

If you would like to join this group, please contact the Group Contact person.

See the list below of wild flowers that we noticed on our recent walk along Milford cliff top. From The Kiosk (formerly Parky’s) to White House on tarmac path, return to right of path on grass track

Ragwort, Wild carrot, White clover ( Dutch), Thrift, Marsh thistle, Spear thistle, Bird’s foot trefoil, Plantain, Knapweed, Rest harrow, Red clover, Scentless mayweed, Rock samphire ( round concrete base of old shelter), Meadow bindweed ( round base of fenced off path), Bladder campion ( as path bends), Yarroe, Buttercup, Rock samphire, Black medick, Creeping tormentil, Sea plantain, ? Buckwheat ( near Norah Adams seat), Smooth hawksbeard, Rest harrow, Scentless mayweed, Spear leaved orache.

Our u3a activities are risk assessed. If you take part in any group activity you must read the risk assessment.

Members taking part in physical activities are reminded that they do so at their own risk.

You must be a member of Milford on Sea u3a to join this group.

image of Winter heliotrope

Winter heliotrope

There are plenty of these around Milford

These are great for wildlife, with their winter and early spring flowers providing nectar and pollen for bees at a time when other food sources are scarce. The carpet of leaves provides habitat and shelter for various creatures, including ground-active invertebrates.