Aliens in Portree, Natives Elsewhere

The Phalaris canariensis (Canary-grass) is confirmed from Portree – presumably having arisen from birdseed. The possible Poa imbecilla (Weak Poa) is not, the referee saying “I think it may be Poa nemoralis but I am not sure as it is very small and immature.”

Jean-François has been sending me images of his trip to Skye in late September. One that caused me trouble for a while was this one:

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Photo: J-F Olivier

But with a little help from my friends (Thanks Lynne & Carl) I have decided that it is Persicaria vivipara (Alpine Bistort) with unusually broad basal leaves.


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