British Wildlife 22.3 February 2011

The south-west Dartmoor downs

'Carex montana… Bickleigh Down; scattered over a considerable portion of the common (several acres), and associated with its allies, C. pilulifera and C.praecox [caryophyllea], as well as with… Viola lactea… destroyed by the cultivation of the down about 1878' With this record, the great Plymouth botanist T R Archer Briggs added a highly significant species both to his own Flora of Plymouth (Archer Briggs 1880) and to the Devon flora overall. 

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