Creag Colluscard

Creag Colluscard, near Linicro, is the site of several species in the 10km square NG36 that had not been recorded since before 2000. This gully

IMG_4414ahas Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady’s-mantle), Hymenophyllum wilsonii (Wilson’s Filmy-fern, 1983), Saxifraga aizoides (Yellow Saxifrage, 1983) and Silene acaulis (Moss Campion) all last recorded in NG36 in 1983 and also has Saxifraga hypnoides (Mossy Saxifrage). Some of these were widespread along the crags.

Nearby there was Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort) last recorded elsewhere in NG36 in 1985:

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Botrychium lunaria

This is the earliest record for this species in the vice-county.

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