Slender St.John’s-wort (Hypericum pulchrum)
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Prickly Sowthistle (Sonchus asper)
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I was thinking only yesterday that I hadn’t seen a Prickly Sowthistle in the garden this year. There are some already flowering down the hill from us. This morning I found a young plant, not yet flowering, among some foxgloves seedlings. The pic is actually from 27 July last year.
Perforate (or Common) St.John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum), growing in the mortar between bricks at the top of a wall. The plant has a 2-winged reddish stem and bunched stamens. Where the Boggy Brae’s plants differ from what the books say is that the flowers are 25-30mm across rather than 20.
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Fringe Cups (Tellima grandiflora)
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Last year it flowered in May
New Zealand Willowherb (Epilobium brunnescens)
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Flattened Meadow-grass (Poa compressa). The first photo shows the flattened tuft of the Boggy Brae sample of this grass. However, the flattened part that gives the grass its name is the stem, which is a compressed oval in cross-section rather than being circular.
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Buddleia now flowering at the Boggy Brae. I know it isn’t a plant native to the British Isles but it behaves as if it is, plonking itself in all sorts of places unasked, so I’m counting it as wild.
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I’ve noticed quite a lot of snails on the leaves (and flowers when they were flowering) of Yellow Flags. I don’t see many snails elsewhere because they have so many places to hide. Sometimes I find snail shells though after thrushes have been around. Similarly slugs only show up under things but we have a healthy population of frogs and sometimes see hedgehogs, which two species like eating slugs.