|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|[[Image:Carex tomentosa inflorescence.jpg|200px|]]
Example - downy-fruited sedge (Carex tomentosa)
|Area of Search||Gloucestershire|
|Natural England website|
Location and habitat
The meadow is dominated by species such as meadowsweet and common couch. A number of different species of sedge have been record and these include the nationally rare downey-fruited sedge (Carex tomentosa). Orchids present include southern marsh orchid. Adder's tongue flourishes on this site. The meadow supports fritillary which is nationally rare.
The margins of the meadow are scrubland and this area provides cover for breeding birds such as warblers.
- Natural England SSSI information on the citation
- Natural England SSSI information on the Whelford Meadow unit
- Natural England (SSSI information)
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