Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mossy Saxifrage

Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga hypnoides)

Looking for Common Wintergreen (Pyrola minor) in woodland to the south west of Morpeth but it hasn't been recorded here since the early nineties. I couldn't find any plants but I did come across Mossy saxifrage. Cultivars rarely escape but this plant has somehow established itself in a stony clearing in the wood. It was growing beside White stonecrop, Bugle, Enchanters Nightshade and Wood sage. It is found in the Cheviot hills as a rare native in the county.   

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