Thriplow Meadows

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Thriplow Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest

Thriplow Meadows, northern field 3.jpg

The northern field
Area of Search Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL437469
Interest Biological
Area 3.5 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Thriplow Meadows is a 3.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Thriplow in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2]

Site of Special Scientific Interest conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

Thriplow village in the United Kingdom

Thriplow is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, 8 miles (13 km) south of Cambridge. The village also gives its name to a former Cambridgeshire hundred.

Cambridgeshire County of England

Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town. Modern Cambridgeshire was formed in 1974 as an amalgamation of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and Peterborough, the former covering the historic county of Cambridgeshire and the latter covering the historic county of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough, historically part of Northamptonshire. It contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen.

The site has two fields with neutral pastures which range from dry to marshy. These lowland habitats are now rare, and the wetter areas have many uncommon plants. Wetland herbs include ragged robin, fleabane and purple loosestrife. [1] [2]

<i>Pulicaria dysenterica</i> species of plant

Pulicaria dysenterica, the common fleabane, or, in North America, meadow false fleabane, is a species of fleabane in the daisy family. It is native to Europe and western Asia where it grows in a variety of habitats ranging from semi-arid Mediterranean woodlands to wetter situations. Pulicaria dysenterica is perennial and can form dense clusters of plants, spreading by its roots. It flowers at its maximum height of about 60 centimetres (2.0 ft). Leaves are alternately arranged and clasp the stem, which itself contains a salty-astringent liquid. The yellow inflorescences are typically composed of a prominent centre of 40–100 disc florets surrounded by 20–30 narrow, pistillate ray florets. When setting seed the flower heads reflex.

There is access from School Lane.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thriplow Meadows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Map of Thriplow Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

Coordinates: 52°06′07″N0°05′49″E / 52.102°N 0.097°E / 52.102; 0.097

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