Canna in August

Saturday was a very useful day on Canna. Peter kindly drove me as far west as Tarbert so that there was plenty of time to reach the far west end of the island. Before this visit tetrads NG20B, C & D had 0, 6 and 0 taxa recorded. Now that reads 33 (not much land), 147 and 2 (almost no land above high water).

We added two species to the Canna list: Rosa caesia subsp. vosagiaca (Glaucous Dog-rose) and Juncus ranarius (Frog Rush) and re-found three that had not been recorded since before 2000: Calystegia sepium (Hedge Bindweed), Carex x fulva (Empty Sedge) and Nasturtium officinale sensu stricto (Water-cress).

Other good finds included Lemna minor (Common Duckweed) and Orobanche alba (Thyme Broomrape) and it was good to see lots of Anagallis tenella (Bog Pimpernel):

Anagallis tenella on Canna

Anagallis tenella on Canna


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