|Settled for a young Blushing Rossette - Abortiporous biennis|
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Still on the same bridleway I found this Himalayan Balsam and it struck me that they were much of a redder flower than what I normally see.
|A very red/pinky Himalayan Balsum|
(Notes from yesterday Monday September 15th 2014) Enjoyed a great day on Hutton Roof in the charming company of Steve G, who seemed to enjoy everything! He had his special interest in the Moths, Caterpillers and bugs of the area. Several Bugs, centipedes and the like where collected for micro analysis.
Of special interest to me was that whilst showing my friend the spent Hypericum Montana's, we did notice that a further 4 or 5 quite immature seedlings had obviously sprung up to the side of the now well spent parent plants, the leaves in these seedlings were more oval than lanceolate and fresh, in fact I could not believe what I was seeing and had to make sure with the hand-lens that they were hypericums, but thankfully the "marginal black dots giveaway" was present. It will be so interesting to check on the development of these next year.
Dropping down the limestone pavements in Lancelot Clark Storth, on the way checking out spent Epipactis, together with lots of current Travellors Joy or Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba). It was also a lovely sight to check out the Southern Polypody (Polypodium Cambricum) of here below is a photo.
|The Southern Polypody (Polypodium Cambricum) found on Hutton Roof|
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A popular plant which seems to come every year is the "Black Nightshade" (Solanum nigrum).
|Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) - Click over to enlarge|
|Solanum lycopersicum or Tomato plant|
|Galinsoga quadriradiata found on the verges of Maize or Beet planted fields|
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