Saturday, 12 August 2017

Crispum, Montanums and finish of Orchids (12th Aug 2017)

Friday 11th August 2017 - Dalton Crags 0900hrs to 1030hrs

Decided to check out the Crags and I wanted to check a lovely "scollie" which I thought may have turned out to be a "Crispum" but no it was not to be, as you can see with these photos which clearly show the "sori" on the rear of the frond. 

A lovely Scollie which looked like it may have been a "Crispum" in the making
Check next photo which clearly shows Sori on the rear of the frond.
"Sori" showing on the rear of the frond (Click over to enlarge)
Superb heads on our (new to me) rare Montanum's (Hypericum Montanum - Pale St. John's Wort) which are going over.  This year has been good with a total for Hutton Roof of 18 plants over three separate sites. Here is a photo showing the flowerhead.

The rare Hypericum Montanum nestling away in the Lower Dalton Crags (Click over to enlarge)

Also not to be outdone we had a lovely showing of the commoner Hypericum Perforatum and I could not resist taking this photo which to me looked absolutely beautiful showing both the fresh and gone over.

Hypericum Perforatum (Click over to enlarge)
Flower and gone over flowerhead on 12th August 2017

Thursday 10th August 2017 - Hutton Roof 1500hrs to 1630hrs

Trying to check out more about the "black spot" on the same helleborine, checking notes and the only thing I can come up with is possibly "Botrytis" which does not only come through in spots but far more variable - If it is this it is caused through water retention.  I did also note a "mullusc" hanging on to the rear of the plant.  The following photos are not good but do at least show the "black spot" disease or whatever it is!

A well spaced out beautiful E. Helleborine found on Hutton Roof today (see photo below)

A lovely Helleborine well spaced near to Schmal 69 (Click over to enlarge)

Wednesday 9th August 2017 - Hutton Roof 1300hrs to 1700hrs

A nice E. Helleborine under canopy - it seems to have spots in its make-up.

A spotty E. Helleborine on 9th August 2017
E. Helleborine "Dark Form" or "Purpurea" as at 9th August 2017
E.Helleborine Purpurea 3 today 9th August 2017
E. Helleborine Duo today 9th August 2017 check next photo for close up

Same plant as above (Click over to enlarge)