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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2012 »



harestail cottongrass?

with an interesting latin name  ::)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriophorum_vaginatum
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2012 »

Yeah...  its bog cotton, did you find it near Annalong wood?
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2012 »

Yes this is Hare's Tail Cotton Grass....not the Common Cotton Grass. Found it near Doan.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2012 »


harestail cottongrass?

with an interesting latin name  ::)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriophorum_vaginatum

HA! interesting indeed!
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2012 »

What about this one??

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2012 »

Is it a Butterwort?
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2012 »

Bingo! ;D Spotted loads of them on the kerry trip, yet to see one in the mournes
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2012 »

They dont generally look as pretty as that in the mournes...  normally all squished and sodden :) look in boggy areas
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Re: plants of the high mournes
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2012 »

Some interesting uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinguicula

Ah! that answers questions... the ones ive seen have been nearly purple, with thin foliage... turned in.. they must have been having dinner  :-\
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012 »

It's Common Butterwort, Pinguicula vulgaris. It, along with the slightly rarer Pale Butterwort, can be found all across the Mournes. They're especially associated with springs and flushes, something with (though not exclusively) a little bit of water movement. Pretty flower!
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2012 »

Very interesting thread,I've never really took the time to notice plants,something I'd like to change ;D

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012 »

It's Common Butterwort, Pinguicula vulgaris. It, along with the slightly rarer Pale Butterwort, can be found all across the Mournes. They're especially associated with springs and flushes, something with (though not exclusively) a little bit of water movement. Pretty flower!

I was up the Annalong Valley today looking for them, followed the river up to the Ox tail then followed the river coming down Lower Cove to Cove lough. Didn't spot one. :( Do you think the fires maybe wiped them out?
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2012 »

Not sure about the fires, it just may not be the best area for them. If you're specifically looking for it, especially the Pale Butterwort the best place is to park at Leitrim Lodge, through the gate and follow the track to the right, across the stream, staying below the trees and youll find lots of it in the wet area to the right below the trees and the track. It's got great pools for spotting dragonflies too.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2012 »

Not sure about the fires, it just may not be the best area for them. If you're specifically looking for it, especially the Pale Butterwort the best place is to park at Leitrim Lodge, through the gate and follow the track to the right, across the stream, staying below the trees and youll find lots of it in the wet area to the right below the trees and the track. It's got great pools for spotting dragonflies too.

Cool I'll have a look next weekend :)
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