Ophioglossum vulgatum at Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth

One of the easiest places to find Ophioglossum vulgatum is in the meadows at Hilsea Lines, just next to “Ports Creek” and the Motorway
There are many 100s of plants here
These meadows are managed by cutting once a year in the Autumn in order to encourage the many orchids that can also be found here
Sadly, it is proposed to use these meadows as access to maintain Portsmouth’s sea defences and probably will be destroyed in 2 years time
This site was shown to me by Peter Roberts, Portsmouth Widlife Ranger

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