England’s refuges for rare species – in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk   Leave a comment

Looking across Castle Park in central Bristol,...

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Bristol whitebeam Sorbus bristoliensis, Avon Gorge SSSI, Bristol/Somerset
This tree is found nowhere in the world except the Avon gorge, where around 300 grow. They have small orange fruit, toothed leaves and are noted for their forked trunks. Limestone soil and rocks, open, scrubby habitats and steep cliff faces provide ideal conditions

Posted January 30, 2011 by dmacc502 in environment

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