A few more pictures have come in from the Field excursions in the mid-July BSBI get together in Brecon.
First Stanner Rocks
Where the Spiked Speedwell was magnificent.
Spiked Speedwell, Rhwyddlwyn pigfain or Veronica spicata
And a real rarity - only found at Stanner in the UK
Perennial Knawel, Dinodd parhaol Maesyfed or Scleranthus perennis subsp. perennis
Cwm Cadlan - updated (thanks Stephen)
Andy Jones addressing the key features of Juncus x kernreichgeltii
Broad-leaved Cottongrass, Plu’r gweunydd llydanddail or Eriophorum latifolium (the less common one - habitat)
Where Marsh Helleborines were abundant
Marsh Helleborine, Caldrist y gors or Epipactis palustris
Next, the intrepid exploration of the cliffs below Cribyn and Pen y Fan
The way up
On the cliffs
Some of the special plants found up on the north slopes of the Fans
Spring Sandwort or Minuartia verna
Roseroot, Pren y ddannoedd or Sedum rosea
Sea Campion or Silene uniflora (a long way from the sea!)
Wilson's Filmy-fern, Rhedynach teneuwe Wilson or Hymenophyllum wilsonii
And the idyllic and remote Cwm Sere to explore on the way back.
Thanks go to all those who sent me pictures - Julian, Andy, Stephen, Emily and Polly