Innsworth Meadow

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Innsworth Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) - geograph.org.uk - 844630.jpg
Example - Meadow with Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Innsworth Meadow is located in Gloucestershire
Innsworth Meadow
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SO851216
Coordinates 51°53′36″N 2°13′02″W / 51.8932°N 2.2172°W / 51.8932; -2.2172Coordinates: 51°53′36″N 2°13′02″W / 51.8932°N 2.2172°W / 51.8932; -2.2172
Interest Biological
Area 2.9 hectare
Notification 1979
Natural England website

Innsworth Meadow (grid reference SO851216) is a 2.9-hectare (7.2-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1979.[1][2]

Location and use[edit]

The meadow overlies Lower Lias clays. It is one example of a very small number of unimproved neutral grasslands remaining in the Severn Vale near Innsworth and Twigworth.[1] It is used for the production of hay and stock grazing, and Natural England reports the status of this in September 2011.[3]

Flora[edit]

The meadow is old ridge and furrow grassland which has been traditionally managed. The dominant grasses are Common Bent, Red Fescue, Crested Dog’s-tail and Yorkshire Fog. Flowering herbs include Cowslip, Pepper Saxifrage, Yellow-rattle, Ox-eye Daisy, Great Burnet, the Green-winged Orchid and Corky-fruited Water Dropwort.[1]

There are thick Hawthorn hedges, with some Ash trees on three sides.[1]

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