Skye Botany Group Excursion

Today we had a wet walk to the top of Ben Suardal. On the way up we checked two known sites for Paris quadrifolia (Herb-paris) in limestone pavement. One population was looking particularly healthy and was flowering well:

Paris quadrifolia   Suardal

Paris quadrifolia      Suardal

At the top there were the expected Potentilla crantzii (Alpine Cinquefoil) and Carex rupestris (Rock Sedge). I put photos of these two from the same place on this blog almost exactly a year ago.

Nick made some good bryophyte records and we looked at some other areas of limestone but the weather eventually sent us packing.


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