Tyro botanists, such as myself, find it hugely beneficial to be in the company of such experienced and knowledgeable botanists as well as Sarah Stille, BSBI Vice County Recorder for Merioneth; Sheila Wynne, General Secretary of the Wildflower Society. http://www.thewildflowersociety.com
Leaving our cars well wrapped against the wind and with a promise of showers our first find on the edge of the marsh was Calystegia sepium Ssp Roseata which found in full bloom which is a rare occurrence I am told
Other finds included Common Hemp-nettle Galeopsis tetrhit and Field Scabious Knautia arvensis. All three finds were new to me though I am sure very familiar to other members of the party.
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