Workmans Wood, Sheepscombe

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Example - Red Helleborine in a woodland setting (Cephalanthera rubra)
Workmans Wood is located in Gloucestershire
Workmans Wood
Workmans Wood
Shown within Gloucestershire

Workmans Wood (grid reference SO900109) is a wood just to the east of the village of Sheepscombe, in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. It is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest being part of the Cotswold Commons And Beechwoods SSSI.[1] The Wood is part of a designated National Nature Reserve (NNR).[2]

Significant species[edit]

It is of particular importance as one of only three extant sites in Britain for the Red Helleborine Cephalanthera rubra.[3][4][5]

A small colony of this plant grows in the centre of the wood. Netting is used to protect the plants from disturbance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natural England SSSI information which covers the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods being citation, map and unit details
  2. ^ Natural England information on the woods and commons which make up the NNR
  3. ^ Species distribution map for Cephalanthera rubra, NBN Gateway, retrieved 25 February 2010
  4. ^ Fisher, John (1991) A colour guide to rare wild flowers ISBN 0-09-470780-4 Constable books, London
  5. ^ Kitchen, Clare, Mark A. R. Kitchen and Ian Carle (2008) Stephen Bishop's New Flora of Gloucestershire Part 2: the distribution maps The Gloucestershire Naturalist No. 14 Gloucestershire Naturalists ' Society, page 232

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Coordinates: 51°47′48″N 2°08′47″W / 51.79666°N 2.14641°W / 51.79666; -2.14641