Haughton Parish’s hidden gem - a pastureland with rare flowers
The Common is situated north of Allimore Green on the Church Eaton Road. It is managed
by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
For more detailed information on the Common, and on other Staffordshire Wildlife
Trust sites visit www.staffordshirewildlife.org.uk and follow the Places to Visit
Allimore Green Common belongs to the village. A Site of Special Scientific Interest,
the Common hosts five species of orchid, including the Southern Marsh-Orchid.
When condition permit a Summer Walk/Open Evening is held to give parish residents
the opportunity to view the orchids and other plants in company with a knowledgeable
guide from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Unfortunately, due to a series of very
wet springs and summers, it has not been possible to hold the walk since 2010. Shown
below are some images from the Open Evening held on Thursday 9th July 2009 when the
orchids were in flower, a variety of reeds, sedges and mints were shown and one of
the Highland Cattle which graze the common paid a visit.