Loch Nighean Fhionnlaidh Area

I didn’t take my camera out yesterday as it was pretty wet but before the Skye & Lochalsh Environmental Forum general meeting in the afternoon I visited this loch in Sleat. The loch itself had Schoenoplectus lacustris (Common Club-rush) and Utricularia vulgaris agg. (Greater Bladderwort) – presumably U. australis.

To the north I found an excellent bog with Carex paniculata (Greater Tussock-sedge) – only the second Skye record since 1990 – and Cladium mariscus (Great Fen-sedge), a first record for Skye, though known on Raasay, Rona and Soay. The bog also contained Carex limosa (Bog-sedge) and Utricularia minor (Lesser Bladderwort).

I also found more of the smut  Anthracoidea karii infecting Carex echinata (Star Sedge) and in Broadford there were four plants of Papaver rhoeas (Common Poppy).

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