Sunday, 7 May 2017

Narrow-leaved Ragwort New to Huntingdonshire

Not more than a week since Pete Stroh noted in BSBI News that Narrow-leaved Ragwort (Senecio inaequidens) was yet to be found in VC31, against national trends for the species, low and behold we get the first record for this species. So well done to Jocelyn Gale for first recognising it and then sending the record in.

Not surprisingly this species has turned up on a roadside in one of our larger conurbations, namely Edison Bell Way, Huntingdon. It must be more widespread, and one of the last major frontiers for botanical recording in the county is urban botanising. We know very little about what grows on the mean streets of Peterborough, Huntingdon and St Ives, although Peter Walker is doing his best to rectify the situation for St Neots.

Photo by Stefan Iefnaer (Wikimedia Commons)

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