Coir’ an t-Seasgaich, Trotternish Ridge

This corrie lies to the south of Sgùrr a Mhadaidh Ruaidh and has been the site of long-term vegetation monitoring to assess effects of grazing and erosion.  However, actual plant records that have made their way into the BSBI database were nil.  This is a shame because it contains many of the plants one might expect from knowing the Ridge to the north and the south such as, from yesterday:

Koenigia islandica (Iceland-purslane)

Koenigia islandica (Iceland-purslane)

Poa alpina (Alpine Meadow-grass)

Poa alpina (Alpine Meadow-grass)

Poa glauca (Glaucous Meadow-grass)

Poa glauca (Glaucous Meadow-grass)

 

Saxifraga nivalis (Alpine Saxifrage)

Saxifraga nivalis (Alpine Saxifrage)

and Arabidopsis petraea (Northern Rock-cress), Draba incana (Hoary Whitlowgrass),  Gentianella campestris (Field Gentian), Minuartia sedoides (Cyphel), etc., etc.  Anyway, situation now improved!

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