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#1 rob158

 
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 15:47 PM

Hi,

here are photo's of some native UK bog plants, (no CP's sorry) some are in my garden some are wild.

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Bulrush (Typha latifolia) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Bulrush (Typha latifolia) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). by Robert wright., on Flickr

thanks for looking.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 16:23 PM

Nice photos! Which ones are in your garden?

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

can I put these all in my cp bog?

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:17 AM

The second picture looks like a skewered animal tail. The watercress would be nice with egg, if it wasn't for the risk of liver flukes!

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:55 PM

Ahhhhhh - you've just hit on one of my real hates - people calling typha 'bullrush' :suicide_fool-edit:

I know people seem to keep calling them this but they aren't - they are reedmace, bulrush is a totally different plant. We have two, common and lesser REEDMACE.

But apart from that, nice plants. Kingcups (marsh marigold) are one of my favourites and who can't like the yellow flag.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 21:17 PM

If you are determined to err, at least call it false bulrush. It's a mistake many make.
Another cracking aquatic plant is the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus). The beautiful rosy pink flowers grace the shores of the local river here.
And who could forget bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata), water lilies (Nymphaea alba, Nuphar lutea) and of course water crowfoot (Ranunculus sp.). The Arrowhead (Sagittarius) and Water plantain (Alisma) are also fabulous.
Aquatics is one of my favourite groups of plants. Fortunately bladderworts fall into both CPs and aquatics!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:34 PM

Apologies for my delay and thank you all for the comments.

Nice photos! Which ones are in your garden?

The Yellow Flag Iris and the Watercress where taken in my garden.

can I put these all in my cp bog?


Yes I think thay would all do well.


bulrush is a totally different plant.


I wouldn't say it is a totally different plant as it refers to all the plants in the genera of Scirpus, Cyperus, Typha, Schoenoplectus, and Bolboschoenus,
yes reedmace is better as it only refers to the genus of Typha, but I would still say people are right (or partially right) in calling it bulrush.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

Of the plants shown I would recommend that you do NOT use them in your bog unless your bog covers several acres!
The Typha (known as Cattails here in USA) is just way too large a plant and will spread and form a large colony with
alot of dead looking stems and leaves.
The watercress is an annual and will die out and can make a mucky mess of it.
The Caltha is a great plant but is probably more at home on mucky soil than on peat.

Have you ever visited a bog? There really are not that many different plant species in a bog. Mostly grasses, some
sedges, various moss species and depending upon type of bog and adjoining habitats various tree species.
http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=74427

The plants above are really for the margins of ponds or pools.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 19:52 PM

I wouldn't say it is a totally different plant as it refers to all the plants in the genera of Scirpus, Cyperus, Typha, Schoenoplectus, and Bolboschoenus,
yes reedmace is better as it only refers to the genus of Typha, but I would still say people are right (or partially right) in calling it bulrush.


Wikipedia is a wonderful thing...!!:biggrin:

It was always hammered into me as a botany student that true bulrush (in the UK anyway) was Schoenoplectus lacustris, and Typha was reedmace, and my floras from that period reflect that convention.
I note however that Stace, who I use as my standard flora, calls Typha bulrush in his 'New flora of the British Isles'...so it seems that taxonomists don't seem too bothered.

Anyway, its' just a common name, which is confusing, just use the Latin and everyone knows what you mean, whichever country you are in.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 15:54 PM

LOL! Those are British? They look American to me!

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 18:20 PM

As British as they get.