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contains annual, and, more recently, six-monthly reports on botanical matters in Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles.

The report for the second half of 2008 needs the following additions and corrections:

The putative Ajuga x pseudopyramidalis (A. pyramidalis (Pyramidal Bugle) x A. reptans (Bugle)) on Eigg has been confirmed.

The “Carex paniculata (Greater Tussock-sedge)”  is awaiting further specimens to be taken this year but the current majority view is that it is indeed this species.

Epilobium x vicinum (E. obscurum (Short-fruited Willowherb) x E. ciliatum  (American Willowherb)) turns out not to be a first record for the vice-county as I have now been sent records for several places in Sleat (Skye) in 2006.

Further records that were new to vice-county 104 in 2008 include:

  • Astilbe japonica on  Raasay as a garden throw-out 
  • The willow hybrid Salix x tetrapla (S. myrsinifolia x phylicifolia) on Skye at Breakish in a planted row and as a single tree near the shore at Broadford near the co-op.

I also found Veronica agrestis (Green Field-speedwell) as a weed in a Breakish garden, the first VC record for 12 years.


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