Skye Botany Group at Kilmaluag

Yesterday Skye Botany Group went to Kilmaluag to record in a poorly recorded area and try to re-find Tea-leaved Willow last reported there in 1997. We added Chara virgata (Delicate Stonewort), Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh Poppy), Scrophularia nodosa (Common Figwort) and Cortaderia richardii (Early Pampas-grass) to the 10km square, found Senecio vulgaris (Groundsel) for the first time there since 1965 and had little trouble finding the willow. This was the first patch; later ones were much bigger:

Salix phylicifolia

Salix phylicifolia

We recorded a total of 191 taxa, something of an improvement over the 50 ever recorded there in the past. Some interesting invertebrates, too.

The next SBG outing will probably be in the third week of June to Torrin.


2 Responses to “Skye Botany Group at Kilmaluag”

  1. Records Received | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] day after the Skye Botany Group outing, Ro went to Loch Beag and the surrounding area in tetrad NG45E to re-find Carex limosa (Bog-sedge) […]

  2. What Else Has Been Going On | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] (Hybrid Crack-willow) without trying to be too clever for the trees near Borve, confirmed Salix phylicifolia (Tea-leaved Willow) from Kilmauag and sorted out records for Salix x ambigua (S. aurita x repens) that had previously been […]

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