Ferns

Hard Shield Fern

Today Peachysteve and I walked up the stream in one of the steep-sided cloughs in Henacre Wood at the Queensbury end of Shibden Valley.
We were looking to record the location of the Soft Shield Fern Laurence and I saw earlier in the year.

We missed the Soft Shield Fern but found a Hard Shield Fern on the other side

Collecting a specimen involved a bit of ‘extreme botanising’ from Peachysteve

Polystichum aculeatum, a specialist of damp wooded gorges.
The first I’ve seen and a nice one to add to the list

Julian Birkhead

2020-09-06T18:22:21+01:00September 6th, 2020|2 Comments

Rishworth – Meadows and miscellaneous

I have been out a lot yesterday and today. Here are a whole ton of things of interest.

Above we have Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris. It is a common plant along streams and brooks, as it enjoys wet soils. Bees also enjoys the very round umbrella-like flowers, hence the name of the type of flower, umbellifer.

Above, we have Bird’s Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus.  A common meadow plant it is a member of the pea family and also the foodplant of the Common Blue butterfly.

The above fern is Common Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas.

Common Figwort Scrophularia nodosa above, quite a peculiar plant.

The above is Sowbread, also known as Cyclamen hederifolium.

I do not know if this is Mugwort or Monks Hood, it was growing in a field.

Above, is Wild Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum.

Is this Common Knapweed or Greater Knapweed?

I was rather amazed to find this Scented Mayweed Matricaria chamomilla.

Then this is Feverfew Tanecetum parthenium.

Then finally to finish up, White Stonecrop Sedum album.

2020-08-17T15:57:06+01:00August 11th, 2020|2 Comments
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