BFS 3 – Floodplain Meadow Grassland Seed Mix

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This is a highly diverse conservation seed mix of 32 UK native wildflowers and grasses. It is a seed mix suited for lowland seasonally flooded areas of low to moderate fertility. It is represented by the mesotrophic wet grassland NVC communities MG4, MG8 and MG9 and is a habitat of principle importance known as ‘Lowland Meadows’.

Suitable NVC Communities: MG4; MG8; MG9
Sowing Rate: 5g/m²
Contains: Wildflowers 20% (24 species) Grasses 80% (8 species)

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This is a highly diverse conservation seed mix of 32 UK native wildflowers and grasses. It is a seed mix suited for lowland seasonally flooded areas of low to moderate fertility. It is represented by the mesotrophic wet grassland NVC communities MG4, MG8 and MG9 and is a habitat of principle importance known as ‘Lowland Meadows’. Floodplain meadows are often managed as traditional hay meadows so left ungrazed from spring and a hay cut is taken by mid July to remove fertility and grazed thereafter. Floodplain meadows often contain variation in field topography e.g ridge and furrow that allow a greater diversity of species to establish in different hydrological conditions. Floodplain meadows provide an important flower rich resource, which is important for a range of pollinators such as common carder bee, orange tip and small copper butterflies and ground nesting birds such as snipe and skylark

Suitable NVC Communities: MG4; MG8; MG9
Sowing Rate: 5g/m²
Contains: Wildflowers 20% (24 species) Grasses 80% (8 species)

The Mix contains the following species:

 

Wildflowers:
3% Achillea millefolium – (Yarrow)
6% Centaurea nigra – (Black knapweed)
5% Filipendula ulmaria – (Meadowsweet)
1% Galium palustre – (Marsh bedstraw)
3% Hypericum tetrapterum – (Square stemmed st john’s-wort)
3% Hypochaeris radicata – (Common cat’s-ear)
3% Lathyrus pratensis – (Meadow vetchling)
4% Leontodon autumnalis – (Autumn hawkbit)
7% Leucanthemum vulgare – (Ox-eye daisy)
5% Lotus corniculatus – (Common bird’s-foot trefoil)
4% Lotus pendunculatus – (Greater bird’s-foot trefoil)
2% Lychnis flos-cuculi – (Ragged robin)
8% Plantago lanceolata – (Ribwort plantain)
2% Primula veris – (Cowslip)
7% Prunella vulgaris – (Selfheal)
8% Ranunculus acris – (Meadow buttercup)
5% Rhinanthus minor – (Yellow rattle)
4% Rumex acetosa – (Common sorrel)
4% Sanguisorba officianlis – (Great burnet)
2% Silaum silaus – (Pepper saxifrage)
3% Stachys officianlis – (Betony)
3% Succisa pratensis – (Devil’s-bit scabious)
6% Trifolium pratense – (Red clover)
2% Vicia cracca – (Tufted vetch)

Grasses:
3% Agrostis stolonifera – (Creeping bent)
2% Alopecurus geniculatus – (Marsh foxtail)
3% Alopecurus pratensis – (Meadow foxtail)
4% Anthoxanthum odoratum – (Sweet vernal grass)
35% Cynosurus cristatus – (Crested dog’s-tail)
3% Deschampsia cespitosa – (Tufted hair grass)
45% Festuca rubra ssp. rubra – (Red fescue)
5% Holcus lanatus – (Yorkshire fog)