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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 374
 Date Entered 01/12/2011
 Updated on 05/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 10/06/2011
 Location MUK143 Muker Common. Cliff Beck West Bank. Lower Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8775 9641
 Altitude 420m
 Geology Main Limestone cliff. SD87759641 centre
 Record Name MUK143 Muker Common. Cliff Beck West Bank. Lower Scar. Juniper with Wych Elm etc.
 Record Description Extensive limestone cliff, southeast facing with healthy Limestone Ashwood with juniper and wych elm at 420m. In two sections divided by the wall marking the upper limit of enclosed pastures. Seperate Species Lists have been compiled by Mrs Linda Robinson for both the section to the south of the wall and the section within the enclosed pastures to the north of the wall: Buttertubs Scars…. Middle Scar, Cliff Beck (3rd stop). Being the upper section of the Lower Scar upstream and to the south of the wall marking the limit of improved pastures. Agrostis capillaris Arabidopsis thaliana Arabis hirsuta Asplenium ruta-muraria Asplenium trichomanes Asplenium viride Avenula pubescens Bellis perennis Brachypodium sylvaticum Briza media Cardamine pratensis Carex caryophyllea Carex pulicaris Centaurea nigra Cerastium fontanum Chrysosplenium oppositifolium Cirsium palustre Cirsium vulgare Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna Cystopteris fragilis Dactylis glomerata Deschampsia cespitosa Festuca ovina Festuca rubra Fragaria vesca Fraxinus excelsior Galium sterneri Geranium robertianum Hedera helix Helianthemum nummularium Heracleum sphondylium Hieracium agg. Holcus lanatus Juniperus communis ssp nana Melica nutans Mercurialis perennis Oxalis acetosella Plantago lanceolata Plantago media Poa annua Polystichum aculeatum Potentilla sterilis Primula vulgaris Prunella vulgaris Prunus padus Rosa mollis agg. Scabiosa columbaria Senecio jacobaea Taraxacum agg. Teucrium scorodonia Thymus polytrichus Ulmus glabra Urtica dioica Valeriana officinalis Veronica arvensis Veronica chamaedrys Veronica officinalis Veronica serpyllifolia Viola riviniana
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Juniper
 Common / Notable Species Ash, wych elm, hazel etc at 420m
 Additional Notes Buttertubs Scars LR Site 4 Cliff Beck Lower Scars. Being the Section of the Scar to the North of the wall marking the limit of improved pastures. Achillea millefolium Alchemilla filicaulis ssp. vestita Allium ursinum Arabidopsis thaliana Arum maculatum Asplenium trichomanes Avenula pubescens Bellis perennis Brachypodium sylvaticum Cardamine hirsuta Chamerion angustifolium Cirsium arvense Cirsium palustre Cirsium vulgare Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna Cruciata laevipes Cystopteris fragilis Dactylis glomerata Epilobium montanum Festuca ovina Festuca rubra Ficaria vernus Fragaria vesca Fraxinus excelsior Galium sterneri Geranium robertianum Hedera helix Heracleum sphondylium Hieracium sp. Ilex aquifolium Juniperus communis ssp nana Leontodon hispidus Luzula campestris Melica nutans Mercurialis perennis Mycelis muralis Myosotis arvensis Myosotis sylvatica Plantago lanceolata Poa annua Polypodium vulgare Polystichum aculeatum Potentilla erecta Potentilla sterilis Primula vulgaris Prunella vulgaris Prunus padus Ranunculus repens Rosa mollis agg. Rubus fruticosus agg. Rubus idaeus Rubus saxatilis Rumex acetosa Salix caprea Scrophularia nodosa Senecio jacobaea Sorbus aucuparia Teucrium scorodonia Thymus polytrichus Trifolium repens Ulmus glabra! TCL addition Urtica dioica Valeriana officinalis Veronica arvensis Veronica chamaedrys Veronica officinalis Veronica serpyllifolia Viola riviniana
 Image 1 ID 1510         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lower Scar and spring rise.
 Image 2 ID 1512         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Juniper
 Image 3 ID 1513         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Stone bramble, Rubus saxatilis
 Image 4 ID 1514         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Multi stem rowan
 Image 5 ID 1515         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Ancient Wych elm at 420m, see detail next photo.
 Image 6 ID 1516         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Ancient Wych elm at 420m, detail
 Image 7 ID 1517         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Ash on clifff
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