Edge Common

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Edge Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Lycaenidae - Riodininae - Hamearis lucina-1.JPG
Example - Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina)
Edge Common is located in Gloucestershire
Edge Common
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SO847092
Coordinates 51°46′54″N 2°13′21″W / 51.781702°N 2.222462°W / 51.781702; -2.222462Coordinates: 51°46′54″N 2°13′21″W / 51.781702°N 2.222462°W / 51.781702; -2.222462
Interest Biological
Area 20.47 hectare
Notification 1974
Natural England website

Edge Common (grid reference SO847092) is a 20.47-hectare (50.6-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974.[1][2]

The Common is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[1]

Flora[edit]

The site is unimproved Jurassic limestone grassland. This is the type of grassland which was prevalent in the Cotswolds, and the site represents a good example. The grasses include Tor Grass, Upright Brome and there are typical calcareous herbs present. There is an area of Beech woodland, and Birch scrub, with scattered disused quarries.[1]

Invertebrates[edit]

It is a noted site for butterflies, particularly the Cotswold blues and the Duke of Burgundy. Grazing regimes are being managed to support this.[1][3]

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