Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Some nice finds

The weather wasn't the best but at least the roadside grasses looked good in the rain.

Two days surveying for the National Plant Monitoring Scheme in a restricted area (with permission) proved rewarding with this find stumbled upon walking between two sites:
Mountain Pansy, Trilliw y mynydd or Viola lutea

And on the second day we encountered a substantial population of:
Stag's-horn Clubmoss, Cnwp-fwsogl corn carw or Lycopodium clavatum

With a common enough flower nearby - it just wasn't the usual colour:
Common Centaury, Y ganrhi goch or Centaurium erythraea, mostly white (one exception just visible)

And then in a roadside gravelly verge we found first one and then many plants of this plantain, more normally associated with locations near the sea. It seems 350 metres altitude in western Brecknock will do it nicely as well:
Buck's-horn Plantain, Llyriad corn carw or Plantago coronopus

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