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Old Saturday 16th July 2016, 15:17   #126
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I did originally think Matteucia with the shuttlecock habit, but discounted it as a wild plant up there. Have seen it naturalised in the London area.
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Old Monday 18th July 2016, 16:49   #127
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Thanks folks.

The pentaradial symmetry of the fern really jumped out at me, which is why I took the photo (more for aesthetics than anything else, but then thought it would be interesting to know what it might be).

I have no photos of the underside, unfortunately - I should know from previous id challenges how important this is, but I was already getting left behind by my family on a family walk, so just took a couple of photos from above!!

In terms of location, this was along Haltwhistle burn 2-3 miles north of Haltwhistle (not far from the Military road)
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Old Monday 12th September 2016, 11:07   #128
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Got a bit of a backlog of on identification requests, so here are a couple from a few weeks ago, taken on Holy Island.

I think the first could be Marsh Woundwort, as the flowers are too pink for Hedge Woundwort. Is that right?

Second, some red, thistle-like leaves from the dunes. No flower, so possibly not possible to ID, but quite distinctive leaves :)

Third, I am pretty sure is Grass-of-Parnassus, but it's completely new to me, so would welcome a confirmation (or correction!)

Finally, a plant with quite distinctive, round, succulent leaves growing along the causeway.
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3 - yes, Grass-of-Parnassus.
4 - Sea-purslane Halimione (Atriplex) portulacoides.
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Agree also with Marsh Woundwort.
The leaves appear to be one of the annual sow-thistle spp, Sonchus sp.
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Well, Spring is in the air, and that means the camera-phone is starting to work overtime when I'm out and about.

My first couple of unknowns for the year...

The first was in nearby hedgerows, and the spotted leaves led me to wonder about this being Lungwort, but then I think this would have 5 petals, not 6... and then I thought possibly a garden escape, although there were 4 or 5 flowers irregularly spaced along a 30m stretch of bushes.

Second, a tiny flower growing on a mossy wall in a more upland area (around 700'). The plant was no more than a 4-5cm high, and the flowers less than 1cm. Some kind of chickweed? (Would also be interested in any id pointers for the moss, so I've added an extra picture!)
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Not sure why this has now been moved to the fungi/lichen section?

1 a garden escape- a lungwort, probably a form of Pulmonaria saccharata
2 Whitlow Grass, Erophila verna
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Not sure why this has now been moved to the fungi/lichen section?

1 a garden escape- a lungwort, probably a form of Pulmonaria saccharata
2 Whitlow Grass, Erophila verna
Thanks. No, me neither. I couldn't find it just now and tgen realised it's in the wrong place. Did it used to be all one forum (flowers/fungi)?

Thanks for the IDs
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Thanks. No, me neither. I couldn't find it just now and tgen realised it's in the wrong place. Did it used to be all one forum (flowers/fungi)?

Thanks for the IDs
Yes- they were split fairly recently.
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