06 February 2010

Pennard Castle

We made a trip to see the Yellow Whitlow-grass (Draba aizoides), a member of the cabbage family, on Pennard Castle today to see if it was starting to come into flower, but clearly still much too early! The south Gower cliffs are home to a relict population of this arctic-alpine and are its only UK locality. The castle is one of the easiest places to see this very rare plant, which should be in flower in a few weeks.

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