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Bodkin Hazel Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Avon
Grid reference ST780850
Interest Biological
Area 10.62 hectare
Notification 1974
Location map English Nature

Bodkin Hazel Wood is a 10.62-hectare (26.2-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), just south of the village of Hawkesbury Upton in South Gloucestershire, notified in 1974.

Biological interest

The site has a diverse ground flora. In addition to common species such as dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis), primrose (Primula vulgaris), bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and ramsons (Allium ursinum), a number of scarce species are present; these include cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense), herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia), toothwort (Lathraea squamaria), Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale), lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) and yellow star-of-Bethlehem (Gagea lutea).

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