Photo of a yellow lichen
Xanthoria parietina

Very few species of fungi and lichen have been identified so far. This is partly because the Meadow is not known to be a stronghold for such species and the habitat would suggest that only quite common species are likely to be present but also because no-one with the skills needed has surveyed the site. If anyone would care to add to this list, please pass on your data for inclusion here.

Just 14 species of fungus 2 species of lichen and 1 species of liverwort have been identified:


A lichen Xanthoria parietina

A lichen Hypogymnia physodes


A liverwort Lunularia cruciata


Jew’s ear Auricularia auricula-judae

Plate fungus Berkandera adjusta

Yellow cowpat Bolbitius

Common Funnel Cap Clitocybe infundibuliformis

A toadstool Conocybe tenera

Common Inkcap Coprinus atramentarius

King Alfred’s Cakes Daldina concentrica

Witches’ Butter Exidia plana

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Weeping Widow Lacrynaria velutina

Wood Blewit Lepista nuda

Coral Spot Nectria cinnabarina

A toadstool Panaeolus foenisecii

Candlesnuff Xylaria hypoxylon