2022 County Report for Warwickshire

John Walton

In 2022 we held 13 field meetings that were well attended, and organized  a group New Year Plant Hunt around Stratford-upon-Avon with twenty-two participants. We found  more than 50 species in flower. Working with the Wildlife Trust we were able to access the large Packington Estate which had not been surveyed for twenty years or more. Our priority in 2022 was to revisit the richer sites for rarities rather than just general recording as we still have a large backlog of records waiting to go on the DB and we are keenly awaiting the new proposed app.


Polycarpon tetraphyllum (Four-leaved Allseed)

Alex Mills found a few plants growing in pavement cracks in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. It was new to the county.

Trifolium ornithopodioides (Bird's-foot Clover)

Brian Laney found some rosettes outside the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon while searching for plants in the dark using a head torch! A later visit in the daytime confirmed his initial find.