80% of the world population of Snake's head fritilliary
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â€¦grows in one meadow in Cricklade. I was fascinated with this fact. When you think of incredibly rare flowers, you do not think of fields just outside
North Meadow is still held in common, which means that they never modernised the field in the 19th century. I have no idea why it was never seized and "improved," but there has never been a chemical fertiliser or weed killer on this field. So the lovely - if somewhat alien looking - little snake's head fritillary is free to bloom every late April. I know the purple ones are snake's heads - I'm less sure about the white ones, which are slightly taller.
Also, if you live in the town of