Glen Scaladal, Strathaird

Both Steve and I visited Glen Scaladal, Strathaird during August and whilst there was a fair bit of overlap in what we recorded, we both found plants that the other didn’t. Two tetrads with rather few post-1999 records are now well recorded.

We both found Scutellaria minor (Lesser Skullcap), something that is always easier to spot late on when in flower:

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Scutellaria minor

And I found a rose that I think can only be Rosa x margerisonii (Rosa spinosissima x caesia):

Rosa x margerisonii

Rosa x margerisonii probably

There was Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) in several places on the sea cliffs:

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Osmunda regalis

and Belemnite guards galore in the rocks:

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Belemnites

Matt tells me the near vertical Belemnite shows the guard with the alveolus at the bottom where the chambered phragmocone would sit.

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