|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Somerset|
|Area||8.4 hectares (0.084 km2; 0.032 sq mi)|
|Natural England website|
Sparkford Wood is a broadleaved semi-natural woodland situated on heavy fertile soils. It dates from at least the 18th Century and its survival amongst the prime agricultural land of south-east Somerset makes it unique. The ground flora, which includes abundant Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus), varies in conjunction with differences in soils which range from mildly calcareous to acid. The woodland has a large population of homostyle Primroses (Primula vulgaris) which have been the subject of some classic genetic studies. These plants are unique in that they represent a self-fertile form of a normally self-sterile species, and they are of international significance in providing research opportunities.
- "Sparkford Wood" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-21.