Sunday, 19 June 2016
Abyssinian Mustard New to VC64
Mike Wilcox has been keeping an eye on a Brassica at Apperley Bridge for a while. He was convinced it was Abyssinian Mustard (Brassica carinata), but needed mature fruit to confirm the ID. But its now official. A very interesting find of a casual so rare it only merits one paragraph in the BSBI Handbook, indeed current records in the Distribution Database suggest that as well as being a VC first it is also now the most northerly record for Great Britain. Photo provided by Mike below.