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.

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