One Last Time: The Storr Again

Chris and I made a final trek up the Storr yesterday so that I could complete my field work for the SSSI Monitoring and he could see some of our most interesting plants.

My target species were Alchemilla wichurae (Rock Lady’s-mantle), Arabidopsis petraea (Northern Rock-cress), Euphrasia ostenfeldii (An Eyebright) and Juncus biglumis (Two-flowered Rush) and all these were found in previously known sites.  Pleasingly we added to new sites for Juncus biglumis (Two-flowered Rush) not far from the known site near the Storr summit.

Juncus biglumis

Juncus biglumis

A passing benefit was spotting Juncus trifidus (Three-leaved Rush) on the rocks above the path, pretty much right on a 10km square boundary, but in any event the first record for Trotternish for many years.

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