I went yesterday to see if I could find the Common Centaury
I’ve seen in previous years.
I couldn’t find them in the usual place but found some elsewhere.
Once my eye was in I found that there were many exactly
where I had searched earlier without success.
Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
Ali was leaving as I got there and directed me to the Bee Orchids
which were great to see
On the way back I saw that the pansies had appeared again.
Mountain Pansy (Viola lutea)
I often see Monkey Flowers in this area but had never noticed
this massive stand of them by the weir.
Hybrid Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus x luteus = M. x robertsii)
Other interesting finds;
A number of Narrow Leaved Ragwort which has very narrow leaves and purple tipped bracts
Narrow-leaved Ragwort (Senecio inaequidens)
Common Cudweed (Filago vulgaris) very small but all over the site
A large daisy with pointed toothed leaves
This large showy daisy is a garden escape with a superb Latin name
Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)