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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2012 »

whats this little fellow then (spotted on slopes of slieve corragh today) bit small for a daffodil  ;D

It's Potentilla erecta, common name is Tormentil. Very common, but very pretty.
http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=288&wildflower=Tormentil
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2012 »





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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2012 »

Above are the Common Butterworts on Spinkwee River slope. Taken on camera phone, cool the way you can see all the insect food!
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2012 »

Above are the Common Butterworts on Spinkwee River slope. Taken on camera phone, cool the way you can see all the insect food!

Class pics! cool that the top one caught a Daddy long legs
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2012 »

And a very usefull plant in terms of medicine. It will staunch wounds as its a strong astringent and it has anti bacterial qualities . Potentilla meaning powerful is very fitting it is fantastic as a head ache cure .

whats this little fellow then (spotted on slopes of slieve corragh today) bit small for a daffodil  ;D

It's Potentilla erecta, common name is Tormentil. Very common, but very pretty.
http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=288&wildflower=Tormentil
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2012 »

Not high Mournes but here are some pics from Garron Plateau today...

One more butterwort, this time in full bloom.

Can you name these ones?







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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2012 »

Not high Mournes but here are some pics from Garron Plateau today...

Can you name these ones?


Lousewort, Pedicularis sylvatica


Common Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii


Cuckooflower, Cardamine pratensis
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2012 »

Computer playing up. The other one is Heath Milkwort, Polygala serpyllifolia.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2012 »

Nice one. Didn't know the species of Milkwort tbh. I like the lousewort, parasitic on grass I believe?

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2012 »

The cuckoo flower also known as ladies smock is another nice edible. Whole plant can be eaten raw. It has a nice peppery taste goes well in a salad or as an ingredient for a soup. It has cleansing properties and as its name cardamine suggests its good for the heart.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2012 »

Class pictures, i especially like the Common Spotted Orchid nice finds.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2012 »

Spotted this beauty on Hen today.



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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2012 »

i know, i know  :)

looks a lot better in the pics than in did in real life
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2012 »

Spotted loads of Sundews at the weekend. Hundreds of them over at Sprinkwee river and loads along the path that runs beside Annalong forest. Seen a good few Butterworts up the Trassey Track near the last gate.




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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2012 »

Nice pics. I've still yet to find a sundew but will keep my eyes out.
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