Monday, 28 March 2016

Records from Ramsey (VC31)

Martin Lovell has just forwarded a useful batch of records for the Ramsey area. Highlights include some well established stands of Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), a new tetrad and the first records for the hectad for over 30 years; a new location for Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), which along with a recent record from Owen Mountford are the first of this garden escape since the 1970's; Stinking Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus) in a copse off Hollow Lane, a new tetrad; and, Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) from Bury Fen, all new hectad records.

Deadly Nightshade

Lungwort (photo by Kpjas, from Wikimedia Commons)

Lesser Periwinkle (photo by H. Zell, from Wikimedia Commons)

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