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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 738
 Date Entered 08/07/2013
 Updated on 11/07/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Flower / Plant Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Location Whitcliffe Scar and Applegarth Scar
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 250m
 Geology The Main Limestone and Quarry on Richmond Chert strata.
 Record Name Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) and Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) in Lower Swaledale.
 Record Description Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) can be seen on calcareous scree slopes on Whitcliffe Scar and in Whitcliffe Wood wherever the absence of tree canopy allows it to flower. The uncommon deep red-brown flowers of Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)can be seen on steep scree below Applegarth Scar where it seems to have replaced Echium vulgare.
 Dimensions N/A see photos
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species Viper's Bugloss and Houndstongue
 Scientific Name Echium vulgare and Cynoglossum officinale
 Image 1 ID 4558         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) with Skipper Butterfly. Whitcliffe Scar.
 Image 2 ID 4559         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare). Whitcliffe Wood Quarry.
 Image 3 ID 4560         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
 Image 4 ID 4561         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)at West Applegarth Scar. Note the deep colour of the flowers.
 Image 5 ID 4562         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)at West Applegarth Scar. Note the deep colour of the flowers.
 Image 6 ID 4563         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)at West Applegarth Scar. Note the deep colour of the flowers.
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