Pomona – A Flora Paradise

Bee Orchid on Pomona, Salford Docklands

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The Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Group today publish the Official Pomona Flora List

Over 150 flora species have been recorded on-site thanks to the field work of a team of ecologists

Thirty three of the flora species are species that are on the Site of Biological Importance Flora List

Site of Biological Importance Species

Species Scientific Name
Pendulous Sedge Carex pendula
Meadowsweet Filipenda ulmaria
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum
Yellow Flag Iris Iris pseudacorus
Hemlock Waterdropwort Oenathe crocata
Hart’s tongue Fern Phyllitis scolopendrium
Common Figwort Scrophularia nodosa
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Yellow wort Blackstonia perfoliata
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Common centaury Centaurium erythraea
Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Northern Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza purpurella
Hybrid Orchids Dactylorhiza hybrids
Blue Fleabane Erigeron acer
Hawkweed Heiracium
Imperforate St John’s wort Hypericum maculatum
Perforate St John’s wort Hypericum perforatum
Cat’s ear Hypochaeris radicata
Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Common Bird’s Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black Medick Medicago lupulina
Bee Orchid Ophyrus apifera
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Silverweed Potentilla anserina
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Common Sorrel Rumex accetosa
Goat’s beard Tragopogon pratensis
Bush Vetch Vicia sepium
Common Vetch Vicia sativa
Curled Pondweed Potamogeton crispus
Water Dock Rumex hydrolapathum

2 thoughts on “Pomona – A Flora Paradise

  1. I agree totally that the Pomana docklands area needs to be protected and remain as a wildlife area. We have so many flats in the city of Manchester salford many of which are unoccupied most have extortionate rents that only benefit the rich and the developers, they do not benefit the local people of salford or Manchester or our precious environment. Having just returned from Barcelona, a beautiful vibrant city that is filled with beautiful parks and greenspaces I am reminded of the importance of having a green urban environment where people can go to relax and which allows the city to clear and clean its air more easily and to just breath. …..go to most European or Scandinavian cities and you will see green spaces. ….they understand how to design urban environments with their people and wildlife in mind. Why is it that in this country the councils and government are so ignorant and narrow minded with no long term view or vision of how a city scape can be created to be aesthetically pleasing to its occupants?! why are they allowed to be so driven by greed and short term profit?! an Eden of the north will not only be incredibly beneficial to the people and wildlife it will be an additional tourist attraction and so bring more people to the city. Look at how many people visit the Eden project in Cornwall! Please please please look to the future before destroying yet another piece of our precious heritage! Show us you care about the views of the people 🙂


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