Submission - 26/06/2020

Sighting - 2020-06-21

Species Seen Spiny Restharrow
Scientific Name Ononis spinosa Linnaeus
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Rob Randall
Identified on 26/06/2020
Location ST765653
Locality Bathampton Down
Parish Bathwick, Bath
Habitat Species-rich hill pasture
Notes Scattered plants over much of the field and the one adjacent. This species is particularly fond of clay soils unlike the Common Restharrow which prefers chalk and limestone. It grows upright and the stems are quite prickly, particularly noticeable during the winter. It often grows in quantity. 100s of plants were counted in a field at Upper Midford last year.