Week 14 and 15 preview

Weeks 14 & 15 Preview : 18th June – 1st July

I’m taking another one-week sabbatical, so we’ll have a list to last us a fortnight this time around. Let’s go for 21 spp this time. First of all, there are nine to carry over from Week 13:

Flowering-rush, Butomus umbellatus; Marsh Woundwort, Stachys palustris; Hairy-brome, Bromopsis ramosa; Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus agg;  Greater Burdock, Arctium lappa; Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris; Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum; Tubular Water-dropwort, Oenanthe fistulosa; Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii

To which we can add the following 12 spp:

Stone Parsley, Sison amonum; Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare; Common Fleabane, Pulicaria dysenterica; Spear-leaved Orache, Atriplex prostrata; Purple Moor-grass, Molinia caerulea, Fig-leaved Goosefoot, Chenopodium ficifolium; Marsh Cudweed, Gnaphalium uliginosum;Many-seeded Goosefoot, Lipandra polysperma (= Chenopodium polyspermum); Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris; Gypsywort, Lycopus europaeus; Strawberry Clover, Trifolium fragiferum;Western Gorse, Ulex gallii

Plus there are many species, e.g. Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa, Hawkweed Oxtongue, Picris hieracioides, Marjoram, Origanum vulgare, Stemless Thistle, Cirsium acaule, Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare, and Devil’s-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis, for which we’ve so far only had one or two early or ‘precocious’ records, but which should soon be starting to flower more widely.

Do let me know—by 3 p.m. on Wednesday 1st July would be ideal—if you see any of these (or other) spp coming into flower over the next fortnight, by email to simonleach@phonecoop.coop. But please don’t feel you have to save up your records until the 1st. I may be taking a week off, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear from you. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Best wishes for the next fortnight.