Bodkin Hazel Wood

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Bodkin Hazel Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Avon
Grid reference ST780850
Interest Biological
Area 10.62 hectare
Notification 1974
Location map English Nature

Bodkin Hazel Wood (grid reference ST780850) is a 10.62-hectare (26.2-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), just south of the village of Hawkesbury Upton in South Gloucestershire, notified in 1974.[1]

Biological interest[edit]

The site has a diverse ground flora.[1] In addition to common species such as dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis), primrose (Primula vulgaris), bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and ramsons (Allium ursinum), a number of scarce species are present; these include cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense), herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia), toothwort (Lathraea squamaria), Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale), lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) and yellow star-of-Bethlehem (Gagea lutea).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SSSI citation sheet for Bodkin Hazel Wood" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 

Coordinates: 51°33′48″N 2°19′08″W / 51.56344°N 2.31877°W / 51.56344; -2.31877