Rye Meads has a rich and varied flora, with more than 230 species of plants recorded to date. This in part reflects the different conditions from dry former industrial land to marsh and water habitats. There are also many garden shrubs and trees in particular which were planted when Treatment Works was first laid out, many of which have ‘gone wild’.
The gallery below documents some of the wildflowers and other plants photographed at Rye Meads.
Gallery of flora
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