Sea-level Alpines and Smut

I took a look at  the river called Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig near Sconser where seven years ago I had noticed these two alpines at an altitude of 20m:

Oxyria digyna Mountain Sorrel

Alchemilla alpina Alpine Lady’s-mantle

As you can see they are still flourishing.

Nearby three plants of Carex panicea (Carnation Sedge) were infected with the smut Anthracoidea paniceae:

Smut on Carnation Sedge

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