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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 185
 Date Entered 08/05/2011
 Updated on 08/05/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Flower / Plant Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 07/05/2011
 Location Preston Moor
 Civil Parish Preston Under Scar
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Altitude 360m
 Geology Lead Mining Ground over Main Limestone.
 Record Name Thrift or Sea Pink, Armeria maritima. Montane location.
 Record Description The distribution of Thrift or Sea Pink in the British Isles is of especial interest in that this very familiar plant grows on sea cliffs and in turf in the estuaries all around the coasts of Britain. However what may not be generally known, this plant also grows on the very summits of the highest mountains of Britain, and thrift has been recorded elsewhere in Wensleydale. Armeria maritima (Thrift)in its montane form has, together with Silene maritima (Sea campion) and Plantago maritima (Sea plantain), been recognised in deposits of Full Glacial Age at many sites in Britain and the montane form of Thrift can be regarded as having been present among the earliest colonising tundra vegetation of Britain both during and at the end of the Ice Age. References: Sir Harry Godwin, 1956 'History of the British Flora'. John Raven and Max Walters, 1956 'Mountain Flowers'. Collins,New Naturalist Series.
 Image 1 ID 635         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Thrift, Armeria maritima. In bud, Preston Moor. 07 May 2011.
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