Flowers

Alternate-leaved Golden Saxifrage

The Alternate-leaved Golden Saxifrage is larger than the more common Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage.
The Alternate-leaved Golden Saxifrage is larger than the more common Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage.

Autumn Gentian

The wood has seen some splendid specimens of the Autumn Gentian up to 30cm tall.
The wood has seen some splendid specimens of the Autumn Gentian up to 30cm tall.

Bluebells

In the spring the wood is a haze of blue.
In the spring the wood is a haze of blue.

Yellow Star of Bethlehem

The Yellow Star of Bethlehem enjoys the damp conditions of the river bank but it is very short flowered so timing is critical in order to see it.
The Yellow Star of Bethlehem enjoys the damp conditions of the river bank but it is very short-flowered during February and March so timing is critical in order to see it.

Aquilegia

In the wild, Aquilegia is a very stately plant.
The wild Aquilegia is a very stately plant.

Herb Paris

Herb Paris is another plant that favours the limestone conditions.
Herb Paris is another plant that favours the limestone conditions.

Herb ParisHerb Paris is another plant that favours the limestone conditions.

Few-flowered Garlic

 The Few-flowered Garlic can be found on the damp river bank.
The Few-flowered Garlic can be found on the damp river bank.

Moschatel

Moschatel gets its common name of "Town Hall Clock" from its flowers that are arranged in a square with a fifth on the top.
Moschatel gets its common name of “Town Hall Clock” from its flowers that are arranged in a square with a fifth on the top.

Thistle Broomrape.

 Thistle Broomrape, Orobanche reticulata, is parasitic upon thistles; usually Creeping Thistle but in the wood has been found also on Spear Thistle. It is rare and is found only in Yorkshire at about 12 sites; hence its other common name of Yorkshire Broomrape.
Thistle Broomrape, Orobanche reticulata, is parasitic upon thistles; usually Creeping Thistle but in the wood has been found also on Spear Thistle. It is rare and is found only in Yorkshire at about 12 sites; hence its other common name of Yorkshire Broomrape.

Clematis; Traveller’s-joy

 There are two specimens of Traveller's-joy, Clematis vitalba, in the wood. Although common in the South of England, here in the north this plant has a local distribution with only a scattering of plants from here to southern Scotland. Further plants can be found along the side of the road between Wetherby and Walton and at the top end of Collingham.
There are a number of specimens of Traveller’s-joy, Clematis vitalba, in the wood. Although common in the South of England, here in the north it has a local distribution with only a scattering of plants between here and southern Scotland. More specimens can be found along the side of the road between Wetherby and Walton and at the top of Jewitt Lane, Collingham.