British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998

The Oxlip in Britain – ls its future in doubt?

Every spring for perhaos 1,000 years, a number of ancient woodlands in eastern England have been graced by the spectacular massed flowering of the Oxlip Primula elatior. The phrase 'locally abundant and dominant' somehow fails to convey a scene that has excited so many people. Miller Christy, in 1884, estimated that eight acres (3.2ha) of coppice in Peverill's Wood, Essex, contianed 558,730 plants and 1,478,824 inflorescences.

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