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Barton Bushes
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Cotswold Pennycress (Thlaspi perfoliatum)
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°55′55″N 1°50′27″W / 51.931954°N 1.840696°W / 51.931954; -1.840696
Interest Biological
Area 5.7 hectare
Notification 1996

Barton Bushes is a 5.7-hectare (14-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1996.

The site has local names being Barton Larches and Meadows Larches. It lies within the Cotswold Hills Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA), and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Flora and fauna

The site is of special interest as it supports the nationally rare Cotswold Pennycress (Thlaspi perfoliatum), for unimproved limestone grassland and scrub and for its population of the nationally scarce Duke of Burgundy fritillary butterfly.

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