Loch Ravag

A trip to Loch Ravag was made easier by the new road put in for the nearby windfarm.  I didn’t find Elatine hexandra (Six-stamened Waterwort) or Potamogeton berchtoldii (Small Pondweed) which had been recorded there in earlier years, but I did find P. alpinus (Red Pondweed) and a new site for Carex paniculata (Greater Tussock-sedge),  the  first record for Skye since 1970.

Potamogeton alpinus

Carex paniculata

Nearby there was some striking Veronica officinalis (Heath Speedwell) with red fruits:

Red-fruited Veronica officinalis

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