Caeau Pant-y-Bryn facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Carmarthenshire|
|Area||8.2 hectares (0.08200 km2; 0.03166 sq mi)|
Caeau Pant-y-Bryn SSSI is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Glanaman, and covers 8.2 hectares (20 acres). Its north-east boundary abuts the Mountain Road from Glanaman to Coed Llandyfan.
The site is a set of five unimproved fields grazed by ponies, of a type once typical in the area, but now rare. The fields sit on Namurian sandstone and quartzite covered in Pleistocene boulder clay. The SSSI citation for Caeau Pant-y-Bryn specifies that the main feature is "a large stand of purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea) and meadow thistle (Cirsium dissectum) Fen-meadow". A number of sedges and other plants are notable at the site, including:
- carnation sedge (Carex panicea)
- tawny sedge (Carex hostiana)
- flea sedge (Carex pulicaris)
- compact rush (Juncus conglomeratus)
- sharp-flowered rush (Juncus acutiflorus)
- meadow thistle (Cirsium dissectum)
- whorled caraway
- devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)
- tormentil (Potentilla erecta)
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