Picture perfect Caerlaverock meadow and bird's foot trefoil
(inset) Photos: Brian Morrell
In other places, their project will be using seed or plug plants to introduce wildflowers such as bird's foot trefoil
, salad burnet and pepper saxifrage.
'The data seem to support other evidence pointing to the eutrophication of our countryside: species that have increased the most are also those that are well-suited to enriched soils, while those species that have lost out, such as bird's foot trefoil
, are suited to less nutrient-rich soils:
Adrian had agreed to show me some of the roadside verges in the area, and so we were soon driving around the leafy lanes that surround Moel Findeg on the eastern side of the Clwydian Range of hills, and admiring the verges, here and there dotted with limestone grassland plants, such as bird's foot trefoil
and lady's bedstraw.
Another colloquial name is Bird's Foot Trefoil
, which has a tiny yellow pea-like flower and almost minute clover-like leaf.
Characteristic plants include yellow wort, common centaury, St John's wort, rocket and bird's foot trefoil
.These sites are difficult to defend against development because they are exindustrial (brownfield) and they contain low levels of contaminants.They were once common on Teesside but many have now been reclaimed while others remain under threat of re-development.
" Even in the first year we , bird's foot trefoil
and field scabious.