Brassica bug on Jack by the Hedge

Map of the Down

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Wildflowers and other flowering plants

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the many flowers to be found growing at Magog Down. Most of these articles include lovely descriptions and history about the plants, written for us over the years by plant pathologist David Yarham. Some articles have been updated recently with new photos of the plants thriving.

We welcome visitors' photos to help enrich our website, so if you have any you'd like to submit, do send them along to photos@magogtrust.org.uk. Perhaps you've spotted a wildflower that is not yet featured here?

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Speedwell - Veronica persica

Colourful patches of Speedwell are particularly eye-catching at this time of year, while the grass is still short.                                     

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One of the many varieties is Common Field Speedwell   (Veronica persica), pictured here on a bank in the car park.  It is a low, sprawling plant with clear sky blue flowers with darker veins, and the lower petal is usually paler in colour or white.

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Claire Beale, April 2019

See also...

Report of the visit from Cambridge Natural History Society in August 2017


News about a visit by the local branch of Butterfly Conservation charity taking place in August 2016


News about the very special area of Colin's Bank, published in February 2015

Pasque Flower

One of our Friends sent us this beautiful picture of some Pasque Flowers taken in amongst the Cowslips in May 2016.pasqueflower_jb_may2016_crop_453

Photo by Jill Butler