Friends of Naphill Common


Based on surveys by C.J.Smith (1995) and by Angus Idle (2009)

Grasses, Rushes and Sedges found on Naphill Common

Bent, Common Agrostis capillaries
Bent, Black Agrostis gigantea
Bent, Creeping Agrostis stolonifera
Foxtail. Meadow Alopecurus pratensis
Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odotatum
Oat-grass, False Arrhenatherum elatius
Brome-wood, False Brachypodium sylvaticum
Sterile Brome Bromus sterilis
Lesser Pond-Sedge Carex acutiformis
Sedge, Cyperus Carex pseudocyperus
Sedge, Remote Carex remota
Sedge, Wood Carex sylvatica
Dogstail, Crested Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Tufted Hair-Grass Deschampsia cespitosa
Wavy Hair-Grass Deschampsia flexuosa
Couch, Bearded Elymus caninus
Couch, Common Elymus repens
Tall Fescue Festuca arundinacea
Fescue, Giant Festuca gigantia
Fescue, Sheep's Festuca ovina
Fescue, Red Festuca rubra
Sweet-grass Floating Gluceria fluitans
Small Sweet-Grass Glyceria declinata
Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus
Soft-grass, Creeping Holcus mollis
Rush, Soft Juncus effuses
Ryegrass, Perennial Lolium perenne
Hairy Woodrush Luzula pilosa
Millet, Wood Milium effusum
Reed Canary-grass Phalaris arundinacea
Lesser Timothy Phleum bertolonii
Timothy Phleum pratense
Meadow-grass, Annual Poa annua
Meadow-grass, Smooth Poa pratensis
Meadow-grass, Rough Poa trivialis


Grass species found on the Crick and in Downley Road. (6 species)

Brome, Barren Anisantha sterilis
Brome, Hairy Bromus ramosus
Fescue, Red Festuca rubra
Barley, Wall Hordeum murinum
Meadow-grass, Annual Poa annua
Meadow-grass, Rough Poa trivialis

One of the objectives of the Friend of Naphill Common is to carry out surveys on animal and plant life found on the Common.

This could be carried out by a mixture of professional bodies or individuals and members of Friends of Naphill Common who have either an interest or just happen to see something on the Common.

If you have any information or can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact Chris Miller (see contact us)