SU3407 : Rhododendron on the edge of Matley Bog, New Forest

3 km from Ashurst, Hampshire, Great Britain

Rhododendron on the edge of Matley Bog, New Forest
Rhododendron on the edge of Matley Bog, New Forest
Rhododendron ponticum thrives in milder, wet climatic conditions, where there are poor, acidic soils. This wet heathland just south of Matley Bog provides just these conditions. Toxins in the plant make it unpalatable to large herbivores and so grazing does nothing to check its growth, which is much more rapid than the surrounding native bog myrtle. Plenty of reading about this invasive species here: LinkExternal link
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2006
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 June, 2006
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Heathland > Heathland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 340 075 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.9607N 1:31.0939W
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