The Tottenham Marshes are in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey. The marshes cover over 100 acres (0.40 km2) and became part of the Lee Valley Park  in 1972. The marsh has three main areas: Clendish Marsh, Wild Marsh West and Wild Marsh East. The River Lea flows between Wild Marsh West and East.
Description[change | change source]
The marshes are one of the last examples of semi-natural wetland in Greater London. They contain many plants such as neutral grassland types, sedge marsh, reed swamp, sallow scrub and areas of tall herb vegetation. Plants and animals that are rare in other parts of London live here.
Ecology[change | change source]
Many species of plants are in the marsh including:
- Wall bedstraw (Galium parisiense)
- Yellow vetchling (Lathyrus aphaca)
- Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera)
- Babington's poppy (Papaver dubilum)
- Wurzell's wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris × verlotiorum)
- Brown argus (Aricia agestis)
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Friends of Tottenham Marshes
- Tottenham Marshes information Archived 2012-01-04 at the Wayback Machine
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