Irish Sorrel

I went back to look at our putative Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (Irish Sorrel) and obtain some more images:

Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (1)

Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (1)

Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (2)

Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (2)

These are the first Scottish records since the 1940s, which were indeed the only Scottish records and were on the Outer Isles. I am still awaiting the final verdict from the referee.

About 40 m away I noticed a small patch of Leymus arenarius (Lyme-grass), the second record in a few weeks of a plant not previously recorded on Skye itself (rather than Raasay) since 1988.

Leymus arenarius

Leymus arenarius

As well as a few common plants that we had not recorded ( probably my fault)  I saw several Green Sea Urchins (Psammechinus miliaris):

Green sea urchin

Green sea urchin

Also more Bright-line Brown-Eye caterpillars:IMG_2718a

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One Response to “Irish Sorrel”

  1. Agrimony Tour | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] arenarius (Lyme-grass) at Uig. Readers with a long memory may recall that about a year ago, e.g. here, I  was delighted to find this in a couple of places on Skye, the first Skye records for quite a […]

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