Saturday, 8 October 2016

Recent Sightings (VC64)

A quick catch-up on recent news.

Mike Canaway has spotted Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus x laetiflorus) in rough grassland off Stackhouse Lane, Giggleswick. This is a striking but rare garden escape in VC64.

Photo by SB_Johnny from Wikimedia Commons

Jonathan Shanklin has paid the county another visit, for a week of intensive botanising in the Pateley Bridge area. His sightings include ...

New Zealand Hair-sedge (Carex comans) escaped on a road verge at Glasshouses (photo by Dinkum, Wikimedia Commons)

Small Toadflax (Chaenorhinum minus) at Pateley Bridge (photo by Stefan Lafnaer, Wikimedia Commons)

Caper Spurge (Euphorbia lathyris) at Middlesmoor (photo by JH Mora, Wikimedia Commons)

Wood Club-rush (Scirpus sylvaticus) at Ramsgill (photo by Christian Fischer, Wikimedia Commons)

Meanwhile, I have had the following:

Nodding Bur-marigold (Bidens cernua) at Eccup Reservoir

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) as a casual in an arable field at Aberford, just what is needed to brighten an October day

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