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1986 NATURAL HISTORY OF RINGSTEAD

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 2.PLANT LIFE                          
 Ringstead downs and the verges of     
 Peddar's way are rich in wild flowers.
 Around Ringstead churchyard the       
 following wild flowers may be seen in 
 August:- Buttercup,Daisy,Common       
 Fumitory,Blackberry,Rosebay Willow    
 Herb,Nettle,Ragwort,Burdock,Hogweed,  
 Lesser Stitchwort,Clover,Wild Scabious
 Campion,Ivy,Poppy,Mallow,Agrimony and 
 others.                               
  There is evidence that Dutch Elm     
 Desease and other parasites are taking
 their toll of trees in the area.      
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

Map of the area

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