Saturday, 30 April 2016
Purple Saxifrage on Moughton Fell
Some recent detective work by Mike Canaway has paid off. He has followed up and re-found a relatively old, and poorly located, record of Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) for Moughton Fell (VC64). Mike was initially sceptical of the record 'because the area of the supposed record seemed too low in altitude and mainly grassland, whereas the classic Dales sites are high up on cliffs' but that did not deter him going for a look. The proof is in the photos below.
Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia)
Habitat on Moughton Fell