- Common Valerian, widespread & abundant, in places dominant - Likes ‘wet & dry grassland’
- Legumes: Kidney Vetch, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Lesser Trefoil, all in good numbers
- Campions, both White and Bladder. Bedstraws, both Lady’s and Hedge
- Composites: Rough Hawkbit (rich yellow flowers) and Mouse-ear Hawkweed (lemon-yellow flowers), both chalk-lovers
- Calcicoles: Purging Flax (five petals) and Squinancywort (four petals) in fair numbers, sometimes growing together. And Milkwort abundant and often of exceptionally good size. As blue-flowered ones were growing together with pink-flowered ones they are probably all the Common rather than Chalk species
- A good patch of Agrimony (Rose family) and some fine Eyebright (‘Scroph’ family)
- At the entrance a big Spindle with plenty of (unripe) spindles
Outstanding species, in the right-hand meadow as you get towards the oak tree.
- Grass Vetchling (Lathyrus nissolia), a very fine, sweetly scattered group, the grass-like leaves unique for a legume
Yellowwort (Blackstonia perfoliata; Gentian family), a few small but showy groups, all the plants of exceptionally good size, especially the flowers
Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis), a good number, just coming into full flower
Also: Red Bartsia (Scroph family), esp. one big patch. Common St John’s Wort and Rough Hawksbeard here and there. Cut-leaved Cranesbill, very smart, along the access path.
A Ringlet butterfly was also seen: