This page shows a variety of the plant life to be found at various times of year at forest farm reserve. I have tried to
name most of them, but further research has to be done on some. Identification of the different varieties of wild plants
I admit is not easy, but I'll do my best! Click the arrows at either end of the slideshow for more pics & thumbnails for
Latin Name: Buddleia davidii
Size: Grows to around 3.5m high.
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Flowering months: July to September.
Habitat: Roadside verges and areas of waste ground.
Special features: Often called the butterfly bush because when it flowers it a popular food plant for butterflies.
Most of the buddleia bushes found in gardens and in the countryside of Britain are descended from stock imported from the cliffs of western China in the early 1900's.
The rapid spread of the buddleia throughout Britain is due to its lightweight seeds which are easily distributed on a light breeze.