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Species Datapage No 6  

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Species Common Name: Corn Chamomile*
Species Botanical Name: Anthemis arvensis

An Annual that is sadly now extinct, we re-introduced this species from British sources, you will see it only in the first year and it will attract many finches and hoverflies.

Management:  None, sow and grow and cut at end of year or leave to the birds and frost.
Tolerance of cutting: None, except in spring after Autumn sowing
Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: Do not consume unless advised. 

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Life Cycle (Form): Annual

Flower Height: 20 to 30 cm

Foliage Height: 5 - 20 cm

Flower Colour: White

Flowering period:  June, July, August, September.

Time to Flower: 2 months

Soil Type: Most, best in deep dry, light and rich soil.  

pH Type: Neutral, Alkaline

Moisture: Dry, Moist

Aspect:  Full sun

Wildlife Value: Medium
 

 

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Species Common Name:  Corn Marigold
Species Botanical Name:  Glebionis segetum - Chrysanthemum segetum
 

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An Annual that is sadly now nearly extinct, we re-introduced this species from the last Irish sources, you will see it only in the first year and it will attract many finches and hoverflies.

Management:  None, sow and grow and cut at end of year or leave to the birds.  As a annual in corn it is persistent and invasive

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Tolerance of cutting None, except end of season management
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Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: Very Medicinal.  Do not consume unless advised. We know it as the kissing plant, for your lovers lips, then kiss 'em quick.

 

Life Cycle (Form): Annual

Flower Height: 20 to 30 cm

Foliage Height: 5 - 20 cm

Flower Colour: Orange

Flowering period:  June, July, August, 

Time to Flower: 3 months

Soil Type: Most, best in deep dry, light and rich soil.  

pH Type: Neutral, will grow on any soil

Moisture: Dry, Moist

Aspect:  Full sun

Wildlife Value: Medium

 

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Species Common Name:  Corn Pansy*
Species Botanical Name: Viola arvensis
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An Annual that is nearing extinction, you will see it only in the first year of your meadow or in the first spring and it will grow low in a meadow.corn_pansy_01.png (103880 bytes)

Management:  None, sow and grow and cut at end of year or leave to the birds and frost.
Tolerance of cutting: None,
Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: 

 

Life Cycle (Form): Annual

Flower Height: 5 to 10 cm

Foliage Height: 5  cm

Flower Colour: White and yellow centred pansy

Flowering period:  May, June, July, August, September.

Time to Flower: 2-6 months

Soil Type: Most, best in light soil.  

pH Type: Neutral, Alkaline

Moisture: Dry - Moist

Aspect:  Full sun

Wildlife Value: Medium

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