Nearer Home

Along the road not far from home today I spotted a good clump of Stellaria graminea (Lesser Stitchwort) in the same spot as I saw it three years ago. This may be the only extant specimen on Raasay. A little farther on was a single plant of Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) with flowers still on it – despite a frost last week.  This garden escape/throw-out is a first record for VC104. There is a 2004 record from Barra which lies in Plant Hardiness Zone 9a with average winter temperatures that this plant is expected to survive. Raasay lies in the next zone, 8b, so it will be interesting to see how it does.

See Plant Hardiness Zone Map of the British Isles.


One Response to “Nearer Home”

  1. Over The Sea From Skye | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] was amused to find Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) again so soon after my first record for VC104. Duncan tells me that it was not known in VC105 until this year but that mine is the fifth […]

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