Alexanders

Common Name Alexanders
Scientific Name Smyrnium olusatrum
Family Carrot Family Umbelliferae
Interest
2
Description A member of the carrot family common along hedge rows in coastal regions. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
01-04-11 Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum)
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Flower green

Flower green

This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Portland Bill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Corfe Castle Mound and River

Portland Bill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill)

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Arne Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Corfe Castle Common

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve

Butterfly Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Perryfields Nature Reserve

Butterfly Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Church Ope Cove

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Tout Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Priory Meadows and Redcliffe

Abbotsbury

Open Access
3
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
03: March 1
05: May 1
06: June 1
07: July 4
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Abbotsbury

Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)

02-06-16
Arne Nature Reserve Present
Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve

Present

16-07-13
Church Ope Cove

Present

16-07-13
Corfe Castle Common Along the road from the village to the common
Corfe Castle Mound and River Common along the path
Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway Present
Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve Local
King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

Present

08-07-12
Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Perryfields Nature Reserve

Present

16-07-13
Portland Bill
Portland Bill Common
Priory Meadows and Redcliffe Common
Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill) Present
Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Present

07-03-09
Radipole Lake Nature Reserve Common
Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve Present
Tout Quarry Nature Reserve

Occasional

29-05-13
West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach Present