The farm supports 475 varieties of plants which is a total that grows every year. The large total is due to the differences in soil type and sensitive land use. This in turn has attracted the attention of the Norfolk Flora group whose botanical expertise has logged species that might otherwise have been missed.
So although there are spectacular ‘showy’ plants which include 7 Orchid species and the stunning blue of Viper’s Bugloss, there is also an important assemblage of rare arable plants. These are rated on The Plantlife scoring system and indicate the farm as an area of national importance for arable plants on ‘sandy loams, shale and free draining soils’. 7 of the species are listed as Vulnerable or Near- threatened.