SU1803 : Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), Cranes Moor, New Forest

taken 10 years ago, near to Burley Street, Hampshire, Great Britain

Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), Cranes Moor, New Forest
Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), Cranes Moor, New Forest
Bog asphodel grows in acid bogs and wet heaths, and flowers in the summer. There are many specimens growing on the wet heath around the mires of Cranes Moor and Kingston Great Common. The "ossifragum" part of the plant's Latin name means "bone breaker" - so called because it was once thought that cows who ate these plants would more easily break bones. The problem is really down to the nutrient poor soils in the bogs, which lack the calcium needed for strong bone growth.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 July, 2007
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Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1898 0321 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.6872N 1:43.9130W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1898 0321
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