Week 9 Preview

Week 9 Preview : 14th – 20th May

Assuming you’re still happy to continue, these are the four species we failed to see last week:

Wall Lettuce, Mycelis muralis; Ground-elder, Aegopodium podagraria; Viper’s-bugloss, Echium vulgare; Meadow Cow-wheat, Melampyrum pratense

To which we can now add the following 16 species:

Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium; Water Forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides; Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris; Dwarf Mallow, Malva neglecta; Southern Marsh-orchid, Dactylorhiza praetermissa; Meadow/Smooth Brome, Bromus commutatus/racemosus; Tutsan, Hypericum androsaemum; Long-stalked Crane’s-bill, Geranium columbinum; Yellow Water-lily, Nuphar lutea; Stinking Iris, Iris foetidissima (the real McCoy, NOT var. citrina);  Reed Canary-grass, Phalaris arundinacea; Dyer’s Greenweed, Genista tinctoria; Greater Plantain, Plantago major; Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria; Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis; Hoary Willowherb, Epilobium parviflorum

Other species, so far only recorded once or twice, will soon be flowering more widely, so would also be worth recording if you see them:  e.g. Hoary Plantain, Plantago media; Knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare; Field Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, Knotted Hedge-parsley, Torilis nodosa; Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea. And what about Dog-rose, Rosa canina?

As always, I’d be very pleased to hear from anyone seeing any of these (or other) spp coming into flower in the next week, by email to simonleach@phonecoop.coop.

Please dip in and out as you wish. It’s not compulsory! 

With good wishes for the week ahead.