Monday, 15 October 2012

More late flowers.

Today Jane and I walked a different part of our patch and I can add some more plants that we found still with some flowering heads.

Creeping Buttercup and Autmn Hawkbit (Schorzoneroides autumnalis) were in the rough grazing fields.  Toad Rush was in the wetter parts.  A few Harebells were among the dead bracken stems.

In the Titlington Burn Thread-leaved Water-crowfoot (Ranunculus trichophyllus) had a few flowers as did Small Sweet-grass (Glyceria declinata) in a burn-side pool.

In that same pool was quite a quantity of Autumnal Water-starwort (Callitriche hermaphroditica).  It probably wasn't in flower, although it would be hard to tell because the Water-starwort flowers are tiny things in the leaf axils.  I mention it because it is a fairly uncommon species in North Northumberland and worth recording and also because it gives me the excuse to add another horribly long Latin name to frighten Stewart.

1 comment:

  1. Oh contrare Richard, the latin only spooks when alone ;)Look at the English names, much nicer and evocative than the scientific ones...