The Arish Burn

Yesterday, I undertook the vascular plant survey for the proposed hydroelectric scheme on the Arish Burn, or the Inverarish Burn as the OS map has it. In the process I added nine species to the 1 km square in which most of the site resides including Alopecurus geniculatus (Marsh Foxtail), Carex laevigata (Smooth-stalked Sedge), Rhinanthus minor (Yellow-rattle), Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort) and Veronica arvensis (Wall Speedwell).

Carex laevigata

Carex laevigata

There was also quite a bit of Geum urbanum (Wood Avens) which, although I had recorded it from there before, surprised me as it is not common locally.

Geum urbanum

Geum urbanum

There were many scallop-like fossils that belong in Pseudopecten. One of them had me baffled but Marios from the University of South Wales put me right.


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