Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Adoxa moschatellina (Moschatel)

Allium ursinum (Ramsons)

Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)

Antennaria dioica (Mountain Everlasting)

Arabis hirsuta (Hairy Rockcress)

Arenaria serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Sandwort)

Asperula cynanchica (Squinancywort)

Cardamine pratensis (Cuckooflower)

Carlina vulgaris (Carline Thistle)

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium (Opposite Leaved Golden Saxifrage)

Circaea x intermedia (Upland Enchanters Nightshade)

Clematis vitalba (Travellers Joy)

Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pink)

Daphne Mezereone (Daphne Mezereone)

Epipactis atrorubens (Dark Red Helleborine)

Epipactis helleborine (Broad Leaved Helleborine)

Erinus alpinus (Fairy Foxglove)

Galium boreale (Northern Bedstraw)

Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw)

Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw)

Geranium molle (Dovesfoot Cranesbill)

Gentianella amarella (Autumn Gentian)

Geum rivale (Water Avens)

Helianthemum nummularium (Common Rock-rose)

Hippocrepis comosa (Horseshoe Vetch)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)

Hypericum montanum (Pale St. John's Wort)

Lamiastrum galeobdolan (Yellow Archangel)

Lotus corniculatus (Birds Foot Trefoil)

Medicago lupulina (Black Medick

Metampyrum pratense (Common Cow-wheat)

Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort)

Ophrys insectifera (Fly Orchid)

Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid)

Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris)

Pedicularis palustrus (Marsh Lousewort)

Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)

Polygala serpyllifolia  (Heath Milkwort)

Polygala vulgaris (Common Milkwort)

Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)

Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)

Potentilla sterilis (Barren Strawberry)

Potentilla tabernaemontani (Spring Cinquefoil)

Poterium sanguisorba (Salad Burnet)

Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal)

Saxifrage tridactylites (Rue Leaved Saxifrage)

Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort)

Talictrum minus (Lesser Meadow-rue) 

Trifolium medium (Zigzag Clover)

Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell)

Vicia sativa (Common Vetch)

Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)

Viola riviniana (Dog Violet)


GRASSES

Carex ornithopodia (Birds Foot Sedge)

Luzula campestris (Field Wood Rush)

Seslera caerulea (Blue Moor Grass)

Arenaria serpyllifolia (Thyme -leaved Sandwort




 Arenaria serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Sandwort) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Dalton Crags 29th June 2019

Arenaria serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Sandwort) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Dalton Crags on 29th June 2019

Thyme Leaved Sandwort which was quite prominent midway along the main track which goes through the upper Dalton (or deforested) area. When I looked very close at the anthers I noticed they also had the pink tips just like you get with the Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort). 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw)



Top part is Limestone Bedstraw Bottom is Heath Bedstraw

Photo: 22nd June 2019 Hutton Roof

Top part is Limestone Bedstraw Bottom is Heath Bedstraw
Photo: 22nd June 2019 Hutton Roof

On Hutton Roof we have both Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw) and Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw) and although the Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw) is a much rarer plant nationally, here it remains the commoner of the two.  The reasons are the Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw) is found more or less throughout the full 100 hectares of Hutton Roof, whilst the Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw) although found in much more larger density and matt forming quantities it remains to be found only in areas of open heathland just like we have got at the Trig Point, Ploverlands and Uberash roughs.

It can sometimes be difficult to tell which are which at first glance and therefore you need to check them close up by using a small hand lens.

You can tell by the shape of the leaf, but the conclusive can be by seeing which way the bristles on the edges of the leaves are pointing eg: Bristles going backwards and point to the stem are Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw), whilst bristles going forwards are Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw).  Please enlarge the above photos to see the examples.


Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw) (Click over to enlarge)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Veronica serpyllifolia - Thyme Leaved Speedwell


Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell) (Click over to enlarge_
Photo: Hutton Roof on 22nd June 2017


 Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell) Click over to enlarge
Photo: 18th June 2019 - Holme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof.
Showing collective


 Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell) Click over to enlarge
Photo: 18th June 2019 - Holme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof.
Showing collective


 Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell) Click over to enlarge
Photo: 18th June 2019 - Holme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof.


Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell) Click over to enlarge
Photo: 18th June 2019 - Holme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof.

Monday, May 27, 2019

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Adoxa moschatellina (Moschatel)

Allium ursinum (Ramsons)

Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)

Antennaria dioica (Mountain Everlasting)

Arabis hirsuta (Hairy Rockcress)

Arenaria serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Sandwort)

Asperula cynanchica (Squinancywort)

Cardamine pratensis (Cuckooflower)

Carlina vulgaris (Carline Thistle)

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium (Opposite Leaved Golden Saxifrage)

Circaea x intermedia (Upland Enchanters Nightshade)

Clematis vitalba (Travellers Joy)

Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pink)

Daphne Mezereone (Daphne Mezereone)

Epipactis atrorubens (Dark Red Helleborine)

Epipactis helleborine (Broad Leaved Helleborine)

Erinus alpinus (Fairy Foxglove)

Galium boreale (Northern Bedstraw)

Galium saxatile (Heath Bedstraw)

Galium sterneri (Limestone Bedstraw)

Geranium molle (Dovesfoot Cranesbill)

Gentianella amarella (Autumn Gentian)

Geum rivale (Water Avens)

Helianthemum nummularium (Common Rock-rose)

Hippocrepis comosa (Horseshoe Vetch)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)

Hypericum montanum (Pale St. John's Wort)

Lamiastrum galeobdolan (Yellow Archangel)

Lotus corniculatus (Birds Foot Trefoil)

Medicago lupulina (Black Medick

Metampyrum pratense (Common Cow-wheat)

Minuartia verna (Spring Sandwort)

Ophrys insectifera (Fly Orchid)

Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid)

Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris)

Pedicularis palustrus (Marsh Lousewort)

Pilosella officinarum (Mouse-ear Hawkweed)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain)

Polygala serpyllifolia  (Heath Milkwort)

Polygala vulgaris (Common Milkwort)

Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal)

Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)

Potentilla sterilis (Barren Strawberry)

Potentilla tabernaemontani (Spring Cinquefoil)

Poterium sanguisorba (Salad Burnet)

Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal)

Saxifrage tridactylites (Rue Leaved Saxifrage)

Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort)

Talictrum minus (Lesser Meadow-rue) 

Trifolium medium (Zigzag Clover)

Veronica serpyllifolia (Thyme Leaved Speedwell)

Vicia sativa (Common Vetch)

Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)

Viola riviniana (Dog Violet)


GRASSES

Carex ornithopodia (Birds Foot Sedge)

Luzula campestris (Field Wood Rush)

Seslera caerulea (Blue Moor Grass)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort)



Sat 18th May 2019 - Hutton Roof Common and Burton Fell

First job was checking out the large amounts of variable coloured Milkwort which ranged from white, blue and white, green and white to china blue to deep royal blue. The only regular colour I could not find amongst them which would have completed the colours was "pink".

I must have examined over 20 specimens to see if they had opposite side basal leaves and sure enough they all qualified for Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) both on the Hutton Roof Common and again sampled populations on Burton Fell. 


Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows the low down basal leaves set at true opposite sides of the stem (propellers)
which confirms "Heath Milkwort".

 Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows both the leaf structure together with the lower down basal leaves
 set at true opposite sides of the stem which confirms "Heath Milkwort".
A nice royal blue specimen


 Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows the low down basal leaves set at true opposite sides of the stem (propeller)
which confirms "Heath Milkwort".


 Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows both the leaf structure together with the lower down basal leaves
 set at true opposite sides of the stem (propeller) which confirms "Heath Milkwort".
A nice light purple and white specimen

Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
A nice white with green specimen

 Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows both white and blue close together

Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows white collective

 Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows light blue collective


Polygala serpyllifolia (Heath Milkwort) - Click over to enlarge
Photo: Hutton Roof Common on 18th May 2019
Shows nice blue flower with white

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Arabis hirsuta (Hairy Rockcress)





 Arabis hirsuta - (Hairy Rockcress) 
Photo: Warton Crag on 11th May 2019

Arabis hirsuta - (Hairy Rockcress) 
Photo: Warton Crag on 11th May 2019