The History and Plant Ecology of Hinksey Meadow
T. J. King
The Oxfordshire Flora Group has counted fritillary plants (Fritillaria meleagris ) on Hinksey Meadow (13 ha), owned and managed by the Oxford Preservation Trust, since 2003. A survey of the rest of the vegetation confirms that this is an historic flood meadow with 7 ha of a species-rich and diverse MG4a plant community. This makes an important contribution to the total area of this community in the UK. The baseline data in this paper will allow changes to the management or disturbance, such as the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, to be closely monitored.
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