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.  

Monday 20 April 2015

Viola canina on dunes NW of Cardigan

Heath Dog-violet on dunes NW of Cardigan on the west coast of Wales, taken on a BSBI field meeting. This was one of the 300+ plus species we saw over the two days. Note the very yellow spur.

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Petasites japonicus on the River Wye at Builth Wells, Breconshire

 Today when I stopped in Builth Wells, on the bank of the River Wye was a patch of Giant Butterbur. I always think they look like cauliflowers!