Sunday, 17 May 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 25 - White 8 - Waterside

1. Greater Bittercress
Cardamine amara

Riversides and streamsides are good places to explore to look for flowers

Look out for this plant, especially by streams and canals and rivers. It look very similar to Cardamine pratensis, but this has dark purple anthers, where as the much more common Milkmaid/Mayflower has white anthers.

2. Pyrenean  Scurvy-grass
Cochlearia pyrenaica

Though this was taken on 26 April by the Ribble, there is lots more of it out now.

The drought enabled me to explore the river side near my home  on 15th May where I found more specimens of the above two plants.

3. Bog Stitchwort
Stellaria uliginosum

This grows in damp places in fields. I actually found this plant last week in the normally wet cow trampled area at the bottom of Plantlife Winskill Stones Nature Reserve, except the marshy area was now totally dry except for a 2ft  by 2ft puddle.
It is a tiny "little white stitchwort" type of plant of the Caryophyllaceae family.

Click here for more flowers coming out around Settle

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