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Gareth Farr1, Jonathan Graham2, Andy Marriott1 & Elliott Hamilton1. 2019. Survey of selected tufa forming sites in Staffordshire, UK. British Geological Survey Internal Report, OR/19/054.

1  British Geological Survey
2  Fenland Botanical Surveys

17/06/2019 – 18/06/2019

Stanton Pastures (Stanton Pastures & Cuckoocliff SSSI), NW of Stanton
SK1198246962 tuferous spring head in open field
Briza media
Bryum pseudotriquetrum
Calliergonella cuspidata
Caltha palustris
Cardamine pratense
Carex echinata
Carex panicea
Chara vulgaris small plants on top of domed tufa spring head
Cirsium palustre
Ctenidium molluscum
Dactylorhiza fuschsii
Eleocharis uniglumis
Epilobium parviflorum
Eriophorum angustifolium
Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Holcus lanatus
Juncus articulatus
Juncus inflexus
Linum catharticum
Lotus pedunculatus
Mentha aquatica
Myosotis laxa ssp. caespitosa
Palustriella falcata
Pedicularis sylvestris
Philonotis calcarea lvs to 2.5 mm long, moderately to strongly falcate
Pinguicula vulgaris flowering
Plagiomnium elatum lvs strongly decurrent, cells 20–30 um wide
Polygala vulgaris
Potentilla erecta
Ranunculus acris
Scorpidium cossonii cells 60–80 um long, cell ends shortly tapered
Silene flos-cuculi
Succisa pratensis
Triglochin palustre


Limestone Hill area, E of Stanton
SK1381646140 wooded valley with waterfall and adjoining seepages with tufa (Ordley Brook)
Acer pseudoplatanus
Argemone nemorosa
Ajuga reptans flowering
Allium ursinum
Alnus glutinosa
Amblystegium serpens
Anthriscus sylvestris
Asplenium scolopendrium surprisingly local
Atrichum undulatum
Brachythecium rivulare seepages and stones at margins of Ordley Brook
Brachythecium rutabulum
Cardamine flexuosa margins of Ordley Brook
Carex sylvatica
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Circaea lutetiana local
Conocephalum conicum
Conopodium majus
Corylus avellana
Cratoneuron filicinum seepages and stones at margins of Ordley Brook
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dichodontium cf pellucidum localised non fertile stands on stones in Ordley Brook
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Eucladium verticillatum forming dominant stands on shaded rock faces below waterfall with tufa
Filipendula ulmaria
Fissidens bryoides steep soil banks
Fissidens cf crassipes localised non fertile plants on stones in Ordley Brook with Platyhypnidium ripariodes (lf cells average 12 um)
Fissidens taxifolius steep soil banks
Fraxinus excelsior
Galium aparine
Geum urbanum
Hedera helix ssp. helix
Hyacinthoides non-scripta steep soil banks and base of older alders
Hypnum cupressiforme epiphyte
Ilex aquifolium
Kindbergia praelonga
Lamiastrum galeobdolon flowering
Mercurialis perennis
Metzgeria furcata epiphyte on hazel
Mnium hornum local on steep soil banks above waterfall
Nasturtium officinale sensu lato margins of Ordley Brook
Oxalis acetosella
Palustriella commutata
Pellia endiviifolia
Plagiochila porelloides local on steep soil banks above waterfall
Plagiomnium undulatum
Plagiothecium nemorale steep soil banks and base of older alder [checked microscopically]
Platyhypnidium ripariodes stones in Ordley Brook
Pohlia melanodon local on steep soil banks with seepages
Rhizomnium punctatum stones Ordley Brook
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Rumex sanguineus
Sanicula europaea
Stellaria holostea
Taraxacum sp.
Thamnobryum alopecurum
Thuidium tamariscinum
Veronica chamaedrys flowering
Veronica montana flowering
Viburnum opulus
Viola riviniana plants with capsules


Kirksteads Brook, NE of Butterton
SK0908056817 lightly wooded brook with series of tufa barrages
Allium ursinum
Angelica sylvestris
Anthriscus sylvestris
Brachythecium rivulare
Brachythecium rutabulum tree base
Cardamine flexuosa
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Corylus avellana
Crataegus monogyna
Cratoneuron filicinum
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dryopteris filix-mas
Epilobium hirsutum
Filipendula ulmaria
Fraxinus excelsior
Galium odoratum
Galium aparine
Geranium robertianum
Geum rivulare flowering
Geum urbanum
Hypnum cupressiforme
Lunularia cruciata
Mercurialis perennis
Mnium hornum tree base
Myosotis scorpioides
Pellia endiviifolia frequently on tufa barrages
Platyhypnidium ripariodes frequently on tufa barrages
Poa trivialis
Ranunculus acris
Rumex sanguineus
Stellaria holostea
Thamnobryum alopecurum
Thuidium tamariscinum
Ulmus glabra
Urtica dioica
Valeriana officinalis
Vaucheria sp. on tufa barrages
Veronica chamaedrys
Vicia sepium


Trickle Ridge (RSPB Booth's Wood & SCC Dale Sprink SSSI), NW of Froghall
SK0069248260 tufa seepage in woodland with large tufa block “Trickle Ridge”
Acer pseudoplatanus
Allium ursinum
Alnus glutinosa
Amblystegium serpens
Asplenium scolopendrium
Brachythecium rivulare
Brachythecium rutabulum
Cardamine flexuosa
Carex pendula local
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Conocephalum conicum
Conocephalum salebrosum local part of site only by footpath
Crataegus monogyna
Cratoneuron filicinum mainly on logs at top of seepage
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dryopteris dilatata
Eucladium verticillatum (localised patches on tufa block)
Eurhychium stratum
Fissidens cf bryoides steep soil bank
Fissidens taxifolius steep soil bank
Fraxinus excelsior
Geranium robertianum
Hedera helix ssp. helix
Ilex aquifolium
Kindbergia praelonga
Melica uniflora local at lower part of site
Mnium hornum steep soil bank and tree roots
Oxalis acetosella
Oxyrrhynchium hians
Palustriella commutata dominating large part of site
Pellia endiviifolia
Plagiomnium undulatum
Plagiothecium nemorale tree roots
Rhizomnium punctatum
Ulmus glabra
Urtica dioica


Emerald Cave (RSPB Booth's Wood & SCC Dale Sprink SSSI), NW of Froghall
SK0050748425 tufa seepage in woodland with localised tufa domes
Acer pseudoplatanus
Allium ursinum
Alnus glutinosa
Angelica sylvestris
Asplenium scolopendrium
Brachythecium rivulare
Cardamine flexuosa
Carex pendula locally dominant
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Conocephalum conicum outflow adjoining footpath
Cratoneuron filicinum
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Epilobium hirsutum lower part of site close to footpath
Epilobium parviflorum lower part of site close to footpath
Epilobium sp. lower part of site close to footpath
Filipendula ulmaria lower part of site close to footpath
Fraxinus excelsior
Frullania dilatata epiphyte
Galium aparine
Geranium robertianum
Heracleum sphondylium
Hypnum cupressiforme epiphyte
Impatiens glandulifera
Kindbergia praelonga tree bases
Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Lophocolea bidentata
Lophocolea heterophylla alder trunk
Mercurialis perennis
Metzgeria fruticulosa epiphyte
Mnium hornum tree bases
Orthotrichum affine epiphyte
Oxyrrhynchium hians
Palustriella commutata
Pellia endiviifolia
Plagiomnium undulatum
Platyhypnidium ripariodes outflow adjoining footpath
Poa trivialis
Ranunculus repens
Rumex sanguineus
Salix cinerea lower part of site close to footpath
Solanum dulcamara lower part of site close to footpath
Thamnobryum alopecurum
Ulota bruchii epiphyte
Urtica dioica
Zygodon viridissimus epiphyte


Dale Sprink (RSPB Booth's Wood & SCC (now RSPB) Dale Sprink SSSI), NW of Froghall
SK0008848546 wooded seepage with small amounts of tufa
Alnus glutinosa
Brachythecium rivulare
Caltha palustris
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Claytonia siberica
Cratoneuron filicinum associated with active tufa formation
Heracleum sphondylium
Impatiens glandulifera
Salix cinerea


“The Petrifactions”, Cotwalton Drumble, W of Cotwalton
SSJ9209634761 steep sided wooded valley with shallow waterfalls & tufa
Acer pseudoplatanus
Alliaria petiolata
Allium ursinum
Alnus glutinosa
Amblystegium serpens
Anemone nemorosa
Angelica sylvestris
Apium nodiflorum local beside stream
Asplenium scolopendrium
Athyrium felix-femina
Atrichum undulatum
Brachythecium rivulare seepages and on rock at margins of stream) [checked microscopically]
Brachythecium rutabulum (mainly on tree trunks)
Cardamine flexuosa
Carex remota
Carex sylvatica
Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Circaea lutetiana
Conocephalum conicum locally dominant stands on shaded vertical rock faces with tufa beside stream
Conocephalum salebrosum
Corylus avellana
Cratoneuron filicinum
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dicranella heteromalla vertical soil bank in one place with Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans
Dryopteris borreri
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Eucladium verticillatum dominant stands on shaded vertical rock faces with tufa beside stream
Eurhynchium striatum
Fagus sylvaticus local
Filipendula ulmaria
Fissidens taxifolius shaded soil bank beside stream
Fraxinus excelsior
Galium aparine
Galium odoratum local beside stream
Geranium robertianum
Geum urbanum
Hedera helix ssp. helix
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hypnum cupressiforme epiphyte
Ilex aquifolium
Isothecium myosuroides epiphyte on old hazel
Kindbergia praelonga shaded soil bank beside stream
Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Lonicera periclymenum
Lophocolea bidentata shaded soil bank beside stream
Lophocolea heterophylla shaded log beside stream
Lunularia cruciata rocks at margins of stream
Luzula sylvatica 3 plants in one place
Melica uniflora local beside stream
Mercurialis perennis
Metzgeria fruticulosa epiphyte
Metzgeria furcata epiphyte
Mnium hornum shaded soil bank beside stream
Moehringia trinervia local beside stream
Nasturtium officinale sensu lato local beside stream
Orthotrichum affine epiphyte on old hazel
Oxalis acetosella local beside stream
Oxyrrhynchium hians shaded soil bank beside stream
Palustriella commutata
Pellia endiviifolia
Petasites hybridus
Plagiochila asplenioides soil bank at base of old alder
Plagiochila porelloides shaded soil bank beside stream
Plagiomnium rostratum non fertile stands beside small waterfall) [checked microscopically — cells not porose]
Platyhypnidium ripariodes rock bed of stream
Poa trivialis
Polypodium vulgare local on fallen trees beside stream) [checked microscopically] (annulus cells 16–21)
Polystichum aculeatum
Polystichum setiferum
Primula vulgaris local
Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans vertical soil bank in one place with Dicranella heteromalla
Quercus robur
Ranunculus acris local beside stream
Ranunculus repens
Rhizomnium punctatum
Rhynchostegium confertum on wooden footbridge, fruiting
Rosa canina agg.
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Rumex sanguineus
Silene dioica
Stellaria holostea local beside stream
Ulmus glabra
Ulota bruchii epiphyte
Urtica dioica
Valeriana officinalis local beside stream
Vaucheria sp. non fertile stands on dripping rock outcrops with tufa
Veronica beccabunga local beside stream
Veronica montana flowering
Viburnum opulus