|Epipactis Helleborine var: variagated No.1 (Click over to enlarge)|
Another example which only showed the actual basal leaf last year is approx 50 yards away from this plant and another one was found at some 300 yards away, we will have to see this year if these two actually reach maturity rather than at the seedling stage which they remained last year.
Furthermore of special interest with this plant last year is that when we examined the "denticulation" of the leaf edges instead of showing what you would expect to be Helleborine, the pattern showed more in line with Atrorubens. So obviously something strange is going on here.
|This is our beautiful Schmalhauseneii No.15 and 16 and possibly 16a (Click over to enlarge)|
|Epipactis Schmalhauseneii No's 15 and 16 back in 2014 (Click over to enlarge)|
|Unamed as yet - Epipactis Atrorubens (Click over to enlarge)|
|This was E. Atrorubens - Lemon Petalled No 55 today (Click over to enlarge)|
|This is E. Atrorubens - Lemon Petalled No. 55 in its maturity - Photo taken 1st July 2016|
Besides Epipactis I did also manage to record a couple more places for Angular Solomon's Seal and I am sure by now I must have got most of the Hutton Roof population. Also recorded several areas with Lily Of The Valley, but again when I check the records I probably have already got them recorded. A couple of records for Mountain Melick.
The bird scene was not good today with very little singing everything seemed more subdued than normal especially with the Warblers, although I did manage to hear a Redstart, a few Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff, strange but no Garden Warblers today.
Nice to see yet another Small Pearl Bordered Butterfly on the wing.