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Plants recorded by Richard Jefferies along Nightingale Lane 1886

      The card Lucy made for the visiting President of the Richard Jefferies Society, Andrew Rosabi Richard Jefferies describes 60 plants along Nightingale Lane. I tried to list them but I wanted to include the elm tree hence more than 60. He wrote that the elms were not doing well locally. He also used different names for plants such as moon daisy,  a word commonly used for ox-eye daisy.    References to the moon, derived from the glow that emanated from a stand of daisies in the dark. It would be a welcome plan to reintroduce some of these to the verge along Church Lane. There are a few surprises in the list, for example viper's bugloss, which is a chalk loving plant. Some of the scientific names may have changed. Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony Veronica beccabunga Brooklime Daucus carota Carrot Galium aparine Cleavers Lotus corniculatus Common Bird's-foot-trefoi