SOME of the county’s most beautiful wildflowers are under threat of extinction, with one species only surviving on a single nature reserve, according to a local conservation charity.

The future of a number of internationally significant wildflowers hangs in the balance warns GWT, which has produced information showing where some of the most significant flowers are still surviving in the county.

Meadow clary is now only found on one site in the whole of Gloucestershire, at the Stuart Fawkes Nature Reserve in Minchinhampton.

The Badgeworth buttercup is only found on two sites in Gloucestershire, including the Badgeworth Nature Reserve.

The sword-leaved helleborine is one of the most threatened orchids in the county but can still be found on nature reserves in the Wye Valley.

Gloucestershire’s county flower, the wild daffodil, now only survives in patches, including Betty Daw’s Wood and Gwen and Vera’s Fields near Newent.