Bastard Toadflax

Common Name Bastard Toadflax
Alternative Name Stars in the Grass
Scientific Name Thesium humifusum
Family Simple Flowers
Interest
5
Description This is a tiny flower that grows amongst short turf on limestone soils and as a result it is a nationally scarce plant as the conditions it needs are rare.
This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Badbury Rings Hill Fort

National Trust
5

Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill)

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Townsend Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Ballard Down

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
1

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Badbury Rings Hill Fort Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Ballard Down Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Durlston Country Park Present in Lighthouse Field
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve SSSI Notification
Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve Recorded by others
SSSI Notification
Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill) Present
Townsend Nature Reserve Special Flowers of Purbeck (see bibliography)
SSSI Notification