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watershed

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Re: Flora
« Reply #390 on: 20:33:26, 23/10/20 »
Lichen Flowers??


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Jac

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« Reply #391 on: 12:35:44, 24/10/20 »
Lichen but not strictly speaking 'flowers'. Lichen is complicated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen

Using this fantastic website  http://www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk/  It looks like 'Red Crest or 'British Soldier Lichen'
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

fernman

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« Reply #392 on: 12:44:11, 24/10/20 »
Jac beat me to it by 5 minutes! I was going to describe the red bits as (probably) the fruiting bodies that release spores. The thin, silvery 'branches' are another species. Excellent macro photograhy!

watershed

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« Reply #393 on: 14:11:41, 24/10/20 »
Excellent many thanks for the info and web sites

Dodgylegs

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« Reply #394 on: 14:41:29, 24/10/20 »
I found this near Lang Clodie Wick, its caught a midge, Hurrah!


I can see you could make a fortune selling these to plant around Scottish lands!

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« Reply #395 on: 21:59:21, 24/10/20 »
Nice picture, the are some really nice lichen on our walks.

WhitstableDave

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« Reply #396 on: 13:12:19, 01/11/20 »
Spotted on our walk this morning - a number of Magpie Inkcaps, which are apparently quite rare in the UK:


Dodgylegs

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« Reply #397 on: 15:54:34, 01/11/20 »
Amazing!