Monday, 31 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Below - Fumaria bastardii var. bastardii - note the upper petal is pale pink.
Now I have got used to doing the two var. I can normally do then before I get close to the plants as var. bastardii is a even pale pink all over apart from the red tip of the. Whilst var. hibernica often is white grading into a darker pink before the dark red tips.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Saturday, 15 October 2016
None of these mixed crop fields have been harvested for some reason. Could Cockspur be the next non-native grass to become a common weed of cultivation in Wexford?
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Yesterday I revisited the plant I had recorded as Guizotia abyssinica (Niger) a few days earlier at Screen and sure enough it was a very sticky plant. I had found a new alien to Ireland. I checked on my other record for Niger near Campile and this one was Guizotia abyssinica (Niger).
I now wonder how often plants have been named as Guizotia abyssinica (Niger) when really they were G. scabra.
Also at Screen on on the small area of rough ground were two plants of Ammi majus (Bullwort) (see lower down).
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
There is a dot on the BSBI DDb map for Wexford from Rosslare, this is an error, the record is supported by a specimen in the herbarium at Glasnevin, this has been renamed as Sea-beet.
A species I used to see often when recording in Somerset.