Tuesday, 19 May 2015

BSBI Fumaria meeting at Cwm in Flintshire

Fumaria bastardii (Tall Ramping-fumitory)

Fumaria capreolata subsp. babingtonii (White Ramping-fumitory)

F. bastardii (left) F. muralis subsp. boraei (Common Ramping-fumitory) (right)

Fumaria officinalis (Common Fumitory)

Fumaria purpurea (Purple Ramping-fumitory)

F. purpurea

Saturday, 16 May 2015

BSBI meeting at Dolphin, Flintshire

 Group at start of walk
 Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort)
 Symphytum tuberosum (Tuberous Comfrey)
 Stellaria neglecta (Greater Chickweed)
Fumaria purpurea (Purple Ramping-fumitory)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Looking at Trifolium suffocatum (Suffocated Clover) in N. Wales

 Had a cold but unexpected dry day out with Wendy & Martyn today looking for Suffocated Clover to start the day off. This the only site in N. Wales. Otherwise only known from Glamorgan in Wales. Spent the rest of the day helping Wendy and Martyn learn Fumaria.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Out with the Denbighshire Botany Group today

 The wood we walked around was covered in Early Purple Orchids. Two had white flowers.

The group enjoying themselves on this lovely day.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Paris quadrifolia (Herb-paris) from woods at Michaelston-le-Pit

 I was out with the Glamorgan Botany Group today. Had some great plants including Herb-paris, picture here. Also Greater Butterfly Orchid and Bird's-nest Orchid in bud and a few Common Twayblades flowering.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Ranunculus parviflorus (Small-flowered Buttercup) refound in Flintshire

 Emily Meilleur sent me these picture of Small-flowered Buttercup that she found by the River Clwyd near Rhyl yesterday. This is the first record in Flintshire for over 60 years.

Trifolium suffocatum (Suffocated Clover) 2nd native site in Galmorgan

I was out with Julian Woodman today looking for Poa infirma (no luck there) at Ogmore-by-sea and I found Suffocated Clover, only the 2nd record for Glamorgan as a native. There were 100s of plants. In the centre of the picture you can see the tiny flowers, most had already finished flowering.