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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998

The Oxlip in Britain – ls its future in doubt?

By - Ray Tabor

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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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist