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UK Native Seed Hub

Main, permanent seed production site for the UK Native Seed Hub

Main, permanent seed production site for the UK Native Hub prepared and ready to go

Breaking ground on the main, permanent seed production for Kew's Uk Native Seed Hub

Preparing the main, permanent seed production site for the UK Native Seed Hub

 

Active management of species-rich grasslands is essential to maintain their conservation value – a staff member at Wakehurst Place’

An example of a wild flower rich meadow

Dawn Brickwood - Weald Meadows Initiative partner to Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in a species rich meadow at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Keith Datchler OBE - Weald Meadows Initiative partner to Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in his species rich meadow at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Michael Way - Head of Millennium Seed Bank's Collecting and Network section on a species rich, track side verge at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Michael Way (right) (Head of Millennium Seed Bank's Collecting and Network section) with Dawn Brickwood and Keith Datchler OBE (Weald Meadows Initiative partners to Kew's UK Native Seed Hub) at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Keith Datchler OBE- Weald Meadows Initiative partner to Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in a species rich meadow at Beech Estate, East Sussex.

Betony

Betonica officinalis

Species rich, track-side verge at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Species rich, track-side verge at Beech Estate, East Sussex

Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

View of a species rich meadow

   

Temporary UK Native Seed Hub beds

Some of the first seed crops for Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in the temporary beds

Interpretation for visitors to Wakehurst Place of the initial seed production beds for the UK Native Seed Hub

Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis) one of the first seed crops for Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in the temporary beds

 

Initial seed production beds for the UK Native Seed Hub now open to the public at Wakehurst Place

Nursery staff at Wakehurst Place preparing the initial seed production beds for the UK Native Seed Hub

Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis) one of the first seed crops for Kew's UK Native Seed Hub in the temporary beds

Ted Chapman inspecting the crop on the initial seed production beds for the UK Native Seed Hub

 

 

 

Plant species

Cuckoo flower

Cardamine pratensis

Common knapweed

Centaurea nigra

Flatweed

Hypochaeris radicata

Oxeye daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Birdsfoot trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

Cowslip

Primula veris

Ragged - robin

Silene flos-cuculi

Devil's - bit scabious

Succisa pratensis

Dyer's greenwood

Genista tinctoria

(credit to: Bernd Haynold)

Yellow archangel

Lamiastrum galeobdolon

(credit to: Darkone)

Bugle

Ajuga reptans

(credit to: H.Zell)

Green field-speedwell

Veronica agrestis

(credit to: Fornax)

Autumn hawkbit

Leontodon autumnalis

(credit to: Fabelfroh)

Pasque flower

Pulsatilla vulgaris

(credit to: Wenkbrauwalbatros)

Common sorrel

Rumex acetosa

(credit to: H.Zell)

Saw - wort

Serratula tinctoria

(credit to: Franz Xaver)

Harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

(credit to: Hans Hillewaert)

 

 

 

 

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