I have quite a few plants to add to the garden wild list today. Some, like Rhododendron ponticum, I hesitated about because it is arguably not a native plant but it certainly behaves like a wild one and I think it’s here to stay whether we like it or not. I may add other ‘invasive’ non-native species in due course because, like the other wild plants, they plant themselves and I observe them.
Some observant person may notice that number 86 is occurring again. This is because I discovered I had entered Pignut twice and had to delete one entry. I think the count is correct now.
Dog Lichen (Peltigera canina)
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Spor0phytes of Dog Lichen poking out between Tamarisk Moss leaves.
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Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) just bursting open
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The first Common Cat’s-ear flower (Hypochoeris radicata). There will be scores more! #boggybrae #garden #wildplant 90 for 2015
Leaf of Common Cat’s-ear showing its ‘furriness’ which presumably reminded whoever named it of cats’ ears.
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus) showing purple in among the pignut, the buttercups and the speedwells.
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This photo is really of the fungus which I haven’t identified yet. The fungi are on a separate list and this is fungus no.43
The tiny green liverwort near the fungus is Variable-leaved Crestwort (Lophocolea heterophylla). Both are growing on a rotting spruce stump. #boggybrae #garden #wildplant 92 for 2015
I’ll get onto the lichens sometime…!