While out on a Grassland Survey last week I found a plant which I have not recorded in Calderdale before.
I know it has been recorded by Bruce Brown nr Withens Reservoir but despite looking for it there I couldn’t find it.
I wonder though if it is really rare or just very difficult to spot.
Here is a picture of a bare patch in an otherwise grassy meadow.
Click to enlarge, I doubt you will be able to see much there.
A closer look just in case there is something interesting there.
Look like a little Rush
On closer inspection it is Bristle Club Rush (Isolepis setacea)
Such a tiny little plant, it must be so easy to miss.
It likes damp open places. If you see it, let me know.