Update- Plants

I have been away but local botany continues…..

A report on plant recording in VC104 from January to June 2022 is here.

An expedition to collect a sample of Ophioglossum azoricum (Small Adder’s-tongue) for full genome sequencing was successful and has been written up by Max Coleman here.

Ophioglossum azoricum on Raasay

Recording in Broadford for the Urban Flora of Scotland continues to turn up interesting finds:

·      Joanna has added Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) to the vice-county list having found it growing on the strand line of Glas Eilean in Broadford Bay.

Sunflowers in the seaweed LR

·      Steve has found Ervilia (Vicia) hirsuta (Hairy Tare), the third post-1999 record for the vice-county and perhaps a re-find of an unlocalised, undated record in NG62 from last century.

·     I have a Sorbaria that I think is probably S. kirilowii and a Eucalyptus sp. to sort out:

Eucalyptus sp.

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Sorbaria kirilowii probably

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