Woodland Plant I.D. Guide
Correct identification of woodland plants is essential for effective woodland management at all levels, including for professionals using Forest Research’s ESC-DSS tool.
Our ESC Woodland Species Guide contains details of the most common woodland indicator species as well as information on the soils that they are commonly found in.
Look below for individual entries or you can download the whole guide as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
common bent ~ Agrostis capillaris
ivy ~ Hedera helix
creeping soft-grass ~ Holcus mollis
chickweed ~ Stellaria media
stinging nettle ~ Urtica dioica
germander speedwell ~ Veronica chamaedrys