More Celandine News

Today in Portree I re-found Ficaria verna subsp. verna (Lesser Celandine) – the one with “bulbils”:

Ficaria verna verna

Ficaria verna verna

and not far away the other (common) subspecies F. verna subsp. fertilis infected with what Murdo thinks is probably the rust Uromyces dactylidis looking somewhat past its best:

Uromyces dactylidis (probably)

Uromyces dactylidis (probably)

However, it is quite difficult to come to this conclusion from the relevant key in British Plant Galls.

Also, Murdo recently found Xylaria carpophila (Beechmast Candlesnuff Fungus) under a beech in Portree. I have looked for this without success on Raasay.

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