|Common Broomrape (Orobanche minor)|
Also found were a number of horsetails which refused to be identified easily, with different keys giving different results- in the end we decided it was Equisetum arvense. According to the BSBI referee this is quite normal and he’s looking forward to the new book coming out soon- so are we!
After a picnic lunch we had the chance to visit Allan’s Meadow.
|The Team in action|
We were joined by Sarah and Jon from the museum- see Phil’s group photo. Highlights included Ragged Robin now called Silene flos-cuculi, Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata), Yellow Oat –grass (Trisetum flavescens) and the very rare Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica) last seen at Tanworth and Dorridge in 2005
|Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica)|