Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Curiosities Part II

Mike Wilcox and Jesse Tregale were botanising at Swinsty Resevoir this weekend and came across this oddball. A completely glabrous Marsh Cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum). Jesse subsequently tracked down the name var. glabrum in Wolley-Dod's1970 Flora of Sussex. Probably more a chance mutation than a true variety, but a fine plant nonetheless and it will be interesting to see if it breeds true and persists over-coming years.

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