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GinAndPlatonic

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« Reply #375 on: 07:43:43, 25/06/20 »

I came across a mass of Foxglove enclosed in a field on my walk in Shropshire yesterday .

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« Reply #376 on: 23:25:05, 25/06/20 »
Wow - fabulous
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

pleb

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« Reply #377 on: 17:28:10, 15/08/20 »

Jac

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« Reply #378 on: 20:25:21, 15/08/20 »
Mel will be pleased - lovely pics, Pleb
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Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #379 on: 20:58:58, 15/08/20 »
Mel would also be pleased if she was in Aberdeenshire. Today I saw the best heather I have seen in over 20 years in Scotland (no pictures).

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« Reply #380 on: 17:12:36, 10/09/20 »
Frantic Googling suggests this is Toad Flax - do the experts agree?


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« Reply #381 on: 18:21:59, 10/09/20 »
Yes it is toadflax, Linaria vulgaris, but you'll be a bit affronted to know Ninthace that is is the common toadflax  :) :)

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« Reply #382 on: 19:08:36, 10/09/20 »
Yes it is toadflax, Linaria vulgaris, but you'll be a bit affronted to know Ninthace that is is the common toadflax  :) :)
Well it is common where you find it.  A couple of walks ago we noticed it but the next trip, nothing, even though we were in the same area.  This time there was a short stretch where there were quite a few plants then again, nothing.  It seems to favour east facing banks round here.
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« Reply #383 on: 07:55:26, 22/09/20 »
Not strictly speaking Flora, as fungi are not plants (in fact they are more closely related to us!), but here goes anyway...

Spotted quite a few of these beauties up on the side of Hampsfell recently. They are Parasol Mushrooms (Lepiota Procera), and apparently they are delicious - although I couldn't bring myself to destroy such a beautiful thing. The largest was almost 10" across, as measured by the graduations on my walking pole.





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watershed

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« Reply #384 on: 09:53:54, 22/09/20 »
They look great Richard.


Here is some "heather Berries" (Correct name is crow Berries), great for jam.


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« Reply #385 on: 11:02:57, 22/09/20 »
I'll see your crowberries and raise you some cowberries!


They are a bit sour and taste rather like cranberries.

Often used to see crowberries on the Orkney clifftops, never enough to pick for jam, though. Incidentally, crowberry bushes make a very comfortable surface to camp upon.
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« Reply #386 on: 13:05:36, 23/09/20 »
Here's a seasonal contribution - the Autumn Gentian, also known as Autumn Fellwort. I first spotted this in Wensleydale in the limestone grassland near Ellerkin Scar, then again in the North York Moors beside the track near Kepwick Quarry.



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« Reply #387 on: 08:32:25, 24/09/20 »
Got to love a gentian O0
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watershed

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« Reply #388 on: 20:04:55, 23/10/20 »
Knew I had a photo of some from North Roe.



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« Reply #389 on: 20:14:30, 23/10/20 »
I found this near Lang Clodie Wick, its caught a midge, Hurrah!