Thursday, April 18, 2013

SP5595ish - 25%

With a bit of help from a local botanist, I've managed to put names to two plants I found at the weekend. Actually I'd noticed them a while ago but now they are flowering. Both likely to be garden derived escapes although both growing on the roadside out of gardens so they're listed. Also three more moths from the last garden trap outing, and a couple of garden weeds tonight - all of which brings me nicely up to 250.

Taxon Vernacular Date Added
250 Luzula campestris Field Wood-rush 18/04/2013
249 Trifolium repens White Clover 18/04/2013
248 Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis Grey Shoulder-knot 16/04/2013
247 Acleris cristana (micromoth) 16/04/2013
246 Zelleria hepariella (micromoth) 16/04/2013
245 Helleborus viridis Green Hellebore 14/04/2013
244 Lamium maculatum Spotted Dead-nettle 14/04/2013

Field Wood-rush

Spotted Dead-nettle

Green Hellebore


  1. Not visible on this photo, but check the hellebore for mine of Phytomyza hellebori - thanks to tips from others on here, I found it in my garden earlier this year

  2. Good pointer Andy - I'll check over the weekend. No idea whether this is likely to be growing in many gardens on the estate, so not sure how likely it is to find this fly but certainly worth a look.

  3. I'll try looking for that one too. The Hellebore looks like H. argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore) to me, a garden escape, but they all count. Not sure which species of Hellebore Phytomyza hellebori uses.

  4. Thanks John - checking on the web I think you are right. Will check this out more closely in the morning.

  5. It's frequently grown in gardens but I have seen it as an escape on a just couple of occasions in Bristol/Glos (i.e. pretty scarce, so good find).