Weeds of the Vegetable Plot

Some of the more interesting weeds in our vegetable plot:

Gnaphalium uliginosum Marsh Cudweed

Rare on Raasay but commoner on Skye on road verges.

Juncus bufonius Toad Rush

Common here but sometimes a surprise as a garden weed to visitors from the south.

Ranunculus sceleratus                         Celery-leaved Buttercup

Very rare in the vice-county. Usually  in wet areas at top of shore. Probably brought in with local seaweed used as fertiliser.

Veronica peregrina American Speedwell

The only site in the vice-county.  Accidentally introduced with compost from Lancashire.  Impossible to eradicate!

Veronica persica Common Field-speedwell

Not common in VC 104

Viola arvensis Field Pansy

The only known extant site in the vice-county. Previously occasional and probably still present elsewhere.

I have put distribution maps for most of these species here

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