NZ1265 : Spring sandwort (Minuarta verna), Tyne Riverside

taken 19 days ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

Spring sandwort (Minuarta verna), Tyne Riverside
Spring sandwort (Minuarta verna), Tyne Riverside
A few plants of Spring Sandwort are flowering this year. The plant comprises part of the rare flora of the Calaminarian grassland contaminated by heavy-metals in silt and sand brought down from upstream former areas of mining by the River Tyne NZ1264 : Alpine penny-cress (Thlaspi alpestre), NZ1265 : Dune Helleborine (Epipactis dunensis), Close House Riverside
Close House Riverside Nature Reserve :: NZ1264
A nature reserve managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. The area contains calaminarian grassland which is on the river Tyne floodplain; these types of grassland are rare habitats only found in areas where there are high concentrations of heavy metals.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flora 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1282 6505 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.7936N 1:48.0736W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1282 6505
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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