A Mercurial Visit to St. John

As part of a late season campaign to check old records for Mercurialis perennis (Dog’s Mercury), I went to the area around the derelict churchyard of St John’s at Caroy on Skye.  Both records – to the south of St. Johns’ and by the burn above, still had plenty of plants.  For readers over much of the UK the search for this plant may seem a little strange but well-localised records on Skye number about half a dozen.

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