The two fields at Ballynanaghten are typically grass dominated with a wide range of associated herbs. The grasses crested dog's-tail, red fescue common bent and sweet vernal-grass are constant in the sward together with a range of grasses typical of low intensity managed grasslands e.g. heath-grass and quaking-grass.
Herbs typical of traditionally managed grasslands are frequent throughout the sward and include oxeye daisy, meadow vetchling , yarrow, common knapweed, common spotted-orchid and meadow buttercup.
Glaucous sedge is also very common. In addition the notable grass species yellow oat-grass and rare fern adder's-tongue have also been recorded, although occasional in distribution.
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