North Somerset Calcareous

Thin soils over limestone going into Cotswold soils.

This was harvested from a famous wildflower species-rich hay meadow site.

The lab analysis below shows a representative seeds list - there is a long list of other species that appear in the field and will be in the mixture in smaller quantities.

Proportion & Seed Type

  • Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
  • Black Medick Medicago lupulina
  • Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
  • Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
  • Perging Flax Linun catharticum
  • Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
  • Suckling Clover Trifolium dubium
  • Red Clover Trifolium pratense
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
  • Self Heal Prunella vulgaris
  • Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
  • Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
  • Wild Onion Allium viniale (bulbil)
  • Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
  • Cowclip Primula veris
  • Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
  • Oxeye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Companion grasses

  • Erect Brome Bromus erectus
  • Quaking Grass Briza media (many immature)
  • Yorkshire Fog Holcul lanantus
  • Fine Fescues Festuca spp.
  • Meadow Fescue Festuca pratensis
  • Rye Grass Lolium perenne
  • Yellow Oat Grass Trisetum flavescens
  • Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
  • Crested Dogstail Cynosorus cristatus
  • Cocksfoot Dactylus glomerata
  • Bent Grass Agrostis sp.
  • Glaucous Sedge Carex flacca

Options

  • 55% Grass, 45% Wildflowers

Sowing rate 25 to 35kg per hectare