Saturday, 10 September 2016
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Atriplex littoralis (Grass-leaved Orache) x Atriplex longipes (Long-stalked Orache) would seem to be a very rare hybrid as it is not mentioned in the 'New hybrid' book published last year. The only reference I have been able to find is a specimen in the herbarium at Manchester. The specimens house there are F1 synthesised hybrids by Pierre Taschereau. Could my plant be the first recorded from the wild? Photos were sent to John Akeroyd the BSBI Atriplex Referee who agreed with my ID. Will also send the specimen to John to take a look at.
This was a good place for Atriplex as there were four species: Atriplex glabriuscula (Babington's Orache); Atriplex littoralis (Grass-leaved Orache); Atriplex longipes (Long-stalked Orache); Atriplex prostrata (Spear-leaved Orache). Plus 3 hybrids: Atriplex x taschereaui (A. glabriuscula x longipes); Atriplex glabriuscula x prostrata; Atriplex littoralis x Atriplex longipes.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
This is the first report from Lady's Island Lake since Nick saw it there in 1991.
The above photo is a habitat shot showing the Foxtail Stonewort growing with Ruppia (Tasselweed). Below are some photos showing what it looks like when taken out of the water.
Sunday, 14 August 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Paula's photos shows the crimping at the base of the bracts really well, the only sedge that does this.