Threatened Plants Again

On Saturday I visited Digg in a vain attempt to find an old record for Glebionis segetum (Corn Marigold) and then to the Quirang to visit a Polystichum lonchitis (Holly Fern) site which was doing fine.  After that, I went to do a tetrad around Uig and had a good time. 

Near Digg I found an area of garden throw-outs with Sidalcea malviflora (Greek Mallow) (insofar as one can determine species of garden Sidalcea) and Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy) which are rare on Skye plus some more common garden throw-outs.

In the Uig tetrad there was a small amount of  Diphasiastrum alpinum (Alpine Clubmoss) at a previously known site, three plants of Torilis japonica (Upright Hedge-parsley) near an old site – a very local plant in NW Scotland – and some locally unusual weedy things – Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow-thistle) and Chenopodium album (Fat-hen) (probably).  There was also a black or hybrid back poplar which needs revisiting.

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