|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
|Area of Search||Gloucestershire|
|Natural England website|
Bourton Down (grid reference ) is an 11.17-hectare (27.6-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974. The site is listed in the 'Cotswold District' Local Plan 2001-2011 (on line) as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS).
Location and habitat
The site lies within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of a series of grassland sites on Jurassic limestone. The site supports the Pasqueflower which is of some importance as there are few remaining sites. The site also supports Bastard Toadflax, and has good populations of Early Purple Orchid and Bee Orchid.
- Natural England SSSI information on the citation Archived October 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Cotswold District Local Plan, Appendix 1, Sites of Special Scientific Interest
- Cotswold District Local Plan, Appendix 2, Key Wildlife Sites Archived October 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Natural England SSSI information on the citation
- Natural England SSSI information on the Bourton Down unit
- Natural England (SSSI information)
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