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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 751
 Date Entered 28/08/2013
 Updated on 28/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Flower / Plant Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 24/08/2013
 Location Arndale Beck
 Civil Parish Barningham
 Brit. National Grid NZ 04275 06368
 Altitude 415m
 Geology Richmond cherts.
 Record Name The Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) naturalised in Arndale Gill, Barningham Moor.
 Record Description I can record that this the Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum)has been naturalised at this low cliff on the northern side of Arndale Gill on Barningham High Moor for more than thirty years. I remember that this plant to have been more extensive and originally extended horizontally for approximately 1.5 metres. It is still healthy but has diminished in size. Ther is no evidence for further colonising plants or regeneration on similar outcrops in the vicinity.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Common Houseleek
 Scientific Name Sempervivum tectorum
 Common / Notable Species Semervivum spp are true alpines and are among the most attractive plants in the wild as, at high altitudes, the rosettes are stunted and brilliant red in colour.
 Additional Notes This plant readily colonises old stone slated roofs in villages and on farm buildings throughout the Dales, but usually close to the gardens from which it had escaped.
 Image 1 ID 4674         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Common Houseleek, a garden succulent whose rosettes flower then die, far from the nearest garden at Arndale Gill on Barningham High Moor.
 Image 2 ID 4675         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Arndale Gill, view upstream from the cliff.
 Image 3 ID 4676         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Semervivum tectorum, detail with dead rosettes and dead recent flower stem.
 Image 4 ID 4677         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Common Polypody fern on the same outcrop.
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