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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Id help


I think the bottom pic is Bittersweet/Woody Nightshade but stuck on the top one found in a flooded area of Juncuss near blackshaw head.??

4 comments:

Bruce said...

I agree Andy, the bottom is Woody Nightshade, also found at Cromwell Bottom. I am sure I have seen the top plant in large numbers there as well but cannot bring it to mind,

Steve Blacksmith said...

I don't think you will have seen the top one at Cromwell Bottom, Bruce. It's Bog Asphodel, a very choosy plant that around here only grows in upland acid bogs. We have many small sites around our uplands, but it's never extensive. It's usually in the really wet parts you have to find a way round.
Nathecium ossifragum - the specific name seems to refer to something broken, whatever an ossi is. In the lily family.

AndyC said...

Bang on Steve,the water was up to the top of my wellies when I found it,hidden in a very large area of juncuss,I had lost the path...
many thanks for the id...

Steve Blacksmith said...

Ok Andy. Got Narthecium wrong. Missed the r out !